Hopportunity Knocks
Caldera Brewing Company

Hopportunity KnocksHopportunity Knocks
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From:
Caldera Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.57 | pDev: 13.17%
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
281
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 26, 2021
Added:
Feb 13, 2010
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  29
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Ratings by StrangerTides:
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Rated by StrangerTides from New York

4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 30, 2016
More User Ratings:
 
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: 3.32 by drinkin-beeers from Montana

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

Nov 02, 2016