Hopportunity Knocks
Caldera Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #6,993
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
82
Ranked #44,777
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 13.02%
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
280
From:
Caldera Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  14
Gots
  29
SCORE
82
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Reviews by ggroller:
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ggroller from Pennsylvania

2.22/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The beer looks ok in the glass. A bit hazy with a nice thick head.

It smells like butterscotch with a hint of citrus.

It tastes like butterscotch with a bit of hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel is ok but I can't get past the butterscotch. Am I tasting diacetyl?

Feb 18, 2011
More User Reviews:
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Jan 21, 2013
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TheWhiskerReview from Tennessee

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a brilliant ruby with a 1-finger offwhite head. Solid ring of retention and moderate lace.

With obvious nods from the ruby color, this has a much more roasty character to the malt- toasted grain and apricot aromas- while the bigtime hops add a lot of floral, grapefruity tones as well as a faint touch of cheesy pungency. Unfortunately, with the darker roast on the malt making a bigger overall impression on the aroma profile, the beer seems to be having an identity crisis- losing complexity in the process.

The palate mostly mirrors the nose, with the bigger malt character bumping elbows with the hoppiness. Starts medium bodied and creamy, with an instant blast of hop bitterness- flavors of apricot, toasted grain and red grapefruit- while the toastiness and bitterness roll right on through the finish.

If there's such a style as a Red IPA, then maybe this clears the bar. But as a standard IPA, this completely misses for me. Plainly stated, IPAs should scream hops, and I really don't like it when the malt tries to turn it into a screaming match. That extra roastiness just overpowered any sort of subtlty to the drink.

Jun 29, 2011
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alexsergio from New York

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 22, 2015
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kylemckinnis from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Feb 27, 2012
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ThickNStout from Georgia

2.41/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

22oz bottle from Bruisin Ales (Asheville, NC). 6.99. Served in a Southern Tier snifter. Great bottle art. It'd be nice if they'd dated it...

Dark amber with big 2.5 finger foamy head. Nice lacing where the head recedes. 

Pine & oranges. Nice. 

The opening taste falls a bit flat- a dull biscuity taste. The hops kick in for a lingering sour bitter grapefruit finish. This is not at all what I want in an IPA. 

Light to medium bodied. It coats pretty well but still a little lighter than I'd prefer. Enough carbonation to make the lingering bitter finish tingle on the tongue. 

I was a little dissappointed with this one. The hopportunity wasn't knocking much at all- and when it finally did, the flavor was sour and lacking. There's a chance it was an older bottle but Caldera didn't see fit to date it so it gets rated as-is. I'll smile at the label art but pass on it in the future. 

Jan 14, 2012
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EdTheEdge from California

3.01/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Jul 04, 2015
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DaveHack from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Mar 11, 2012
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Holland from Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

May 15, 2013
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InfernoBoss from California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

Oct 22, 2012
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Daktah from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep amber color with white head - good lacing left behind. The smell on this one was somewhat unusual for an IPA - roasted malt or nuttiness that I usually get from hopped up ambers or stronger red ales; a good dose of grapefruit and pine in there as well, but the roasted notes are the most interesting. The taste has that same roasted malt flavor and a hint of caramel, and it's actually quite good. Not what I was expecting and not what I typically go for in an IPA, but a really good change of pace. Though it's malt-forward, the malt is unlike other malty IPAs I've tried.

A bit thrown - in a good way - by this one. Definitely worth a try and something I'd like to have again if I come across it.

Apr 09, 2013
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DrBier from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 10, 2015
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Bartinator from Tennessee

3/5  rDev -16.9%

Mar 30, 2013
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avisong from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Jan 19, 2014
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sansho from California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Apr 28, 2014
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Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

3.34/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz can,an ok IPA but the balance was off for me .To much malt and a caramel strong taste in the background. The hops did not stand out at all.

Jul 12, 2015
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dlbrockmiller from Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours an amber color with a smallish head and some lacing. The aroma is caramel, fruity with a pine overtone and hops. The taste is pretty good with a nice caramel sweetness, nice fruitiness with a hint of floral and pine followed by the hops. Overall a nice IPA.

Jan 20, 2012
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trocketsauced from New York

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 23, 2016
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leftoverburrito from Oregon

3/5  rDev -16.9%

May 08, 2013
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C3likesbeer from California

4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm a guy who likes hops but think that the over hoppy thing is overrated. This beer is a nice balance.

A- Slightly hazy and amber orange. Nice two finger head and nice lacing.

S- Citrus and fig with some earthy malt - Nice balance.

T- Nice balance between malt and hops with some fruity undertones. Nice and crisp.

M - Astringent and chewy - is that possible? - nice finish

O- I like this. As a stout and malty lover I am on board with this nice balanced beer.

Jan 23, 2013
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shelby415 from Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Feb 12, 2012
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stevoj from Idaho

3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from HomeBrewStuff. NW IPA through and through, big resinous piney hops in both aroma and taste. Beautiful pour with thick fluffy head and lots of clumpy lacing. Bitter, soapy finish.

Aug 01, 2015
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CB2maltygoodness from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 26, 2015
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Souleman from California

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Jul 09, 2012
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switzer from Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -10%

Mar 09, 2012
Hopportunity Knocks from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 280 ratings