Hopportunity Knocks
Caldera Brewing Company

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Caldera Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
American IPA
Ranked #3,659
Ranked #27,168
3.57 | pDev: 13.17%
Dec 26, 2021
Feb 13, 2010
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Rated: 3.72 by BlueSpader from Washington

Dec 26, 2021
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

2.55/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
A: slight haze; burnt orange in color; 2 finger off white head that receded to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: rotting garbage;

T: follows the nose, but there's a little pine and grapefruit in the background; a bit of tartness in the middle; finish is a harsh moderate bitterness that lasts a long time;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: can was 2 months old; not sure if this was a bad bottle, bad batch, or bad recipe, but this was undrinkable;
Oct 19, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by xungmound98 from New York

Aug 21, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by h4ger from Connecticut

Jul 31, 2018
Rated: 3.67 by vikinggary28 from California

Jun 25, 2018
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Reviewed by Zythophile from Washington

3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Can Date: printer misfire, but at least two months ago
Palate Contaminants: a steak

The look is a clear, dark amber. Pleanty of fine head that lingers, leaving lots of lacing.

Smell is wheat, barley, and lemongrass. Slightly sweet. Overall, not as intense as I usually get for the style.

Barley is way stronger in the taste, and it actually is pretty woody (i.e., lots of husk). Sweetness is less than on the nose. Hoppiness is certainly present and accounted for, but the resulting flavor is just bitterness. It doesn't clash with the barley.

Carbonation is fine and well integrated. The barley fades in the aftertaste, but the bitterness hangs around.
Feb 20, 2018
Rated: 4 by Walleybeer from New Jersey

Jan 30, 2018
Rated: 3.51 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Jan 28, 2018
Rated: 3.29 by Shortbox81 from Washington

Nov 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Gavage from Nevada

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: pours an amber color with a 1" head that recedes to a thick surface foam. Nice lace develops.

Smell: pine and bread coms through to the nose.

Taste: bready malt focus with some strong pine, greapefreuit, and a earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a touch dry late.

Overall: if you like piney and earthy IPAs this one is for you.
Sep 02, 2017
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Reviewed by VeganUndead from Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
The appearance has the SRM of an amber ale or a bock, malt dominates the profile but there is some hopiness there. A little unbalanced towards the malt, not great, but pleasant
Jun 28, 2017
Rated: 3.67 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Jun 27, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by Magerbrew from New York

May 23, 2017
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Can dated best by June:
Pours a burnt orange leaning towards brown. Nice creamy head seems to have a burnt orange shade to it, as well. Quite nice lacing.

A roasted malt, grass and pine nose. Reminds me a tad of a spring pine forest during rain, with wet pine needles from last year. Little bit of cardboard, maybe a hint of age for an IPA.

Flavor isn't a surprise, a little more hop forward than I got from the nose. Definitely piney with a little toast underneath. A little flat feel, but no real sign of bad staleness. That said I could see this having a little more pop fresher. The pine bitterness is strong, but has soft edges, melding with the malt to produce a slight bit of a tea-like impression, medium in body.

A decent NW IPA, with a nice powerful bitterness, but a slightly dark malt base that comes through. The melding isn't bad, but a little less crisp than I like for my IPAs.
Apr 26, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by HarryPotHead from Maryland

Mar 31, 2017
Rated: 4 by malfunxion from New York

Feb 09, 2017
Rated: 3.59 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Jan 16, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by StrangerTides from New York

Dec 30, 2016
Rated: 3.32 by drinkin-beeers from Montana

Nov 05, 2016
Rated: 3.66 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Nov 02, 2016
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a small head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention fading to leave a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a bready smell mixed with some aromas of grapefruit and grassy hops. Along with these aromas comes some sweeter caramel and a little bit of melon smell.

Taste – The taste begins very bready with a rather strong showing of a caramel sweetness as well as a decent grapefruit hop. As the taste advances some sweeter fruit tastes of a tropical fruit nature (tangerine, mango, and papaya) take the place of the caramel sweetness with even more hop of a grapefruit nature coming to the tongue and being joined by a little bit of grass and herb. At the end some tastes of pine and earth join the hop profile and leave one with a rather malty, but hop balanced taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side with a carbonation level that is average as well. For the nice mix of hop and malty flavors the feel is quite nice and creates a rather pleasant feel that accentuates the qualities of the brew well.

Overall – A rather tasty IPA overall. Nothing that will blow your mind, but overall very tasty and balanced even in light of its more malty body.
Sep 25, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by trocketsauced from New York

Aug 23, 2016
Rated: 2.7 by BrennenTallman from California

Aug 14, 2016
Rated: 3.38 by Fitzy01 from Maine

Jul 25, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 20, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by travolta from California

Jul 05, 2016
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Rated by Lemke412 from New York

2.81/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Light Hopsecutioner
Jul 04, 2016
Rated: 3.38 by dshansen1184 from Washington

Jun 26, 2016
Rated: 3.71 by walterk from Mississippi

Jun 18, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by ClavisAurea from New York

Jun 18, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jun 13, 2016
Rated: 3.6 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jun 09, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Bringing the auburn and amber colors together, creating a thick head that excels in the retention department from a height of 1/2". Aroma was hoppy, not really punchy for style though. If hopportunity knocks, its aroma knocks deftly without a grand announcement or loud doorbell.

Bitterness is sky high. All them C hops. And that's the summation of the beer's taste really. Super c hop ibu skyward. Just didn't really see a reason to have this one, they make good hoppy beers in 6 pack cans, why should I be into this bomber only beer? At more than twice the price per oz much less?

Hopportunity knocks, but just tell them no soliciting.
May 30, 2016
Rated: 2.9 by nebula1999 from Connecticut

May 28, 2016
Rated: 3.69 by ajwii33 from Connecticut

May 09, 2016
Rated: 3.12 by YvesB from Belgium

May 06, 2016
Rated: 3.3 by sendbeer from Georgia

Apr 20, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by wlynch from California

Apr 18, 2016
Rated: 4 by leitmotif from Romania

Apr 17, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by sgregory from Connecticut

Apr 16, 2016
Hopportunity Knocks from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 281 ratings