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Hopportunity Knocks | Caldera Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
calderabrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by msubulldog25 on 02-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,745
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
273
pDev:
13.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 273 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of kevinmkirk
4.63/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

What's this? Caldera brew in a bottle! Who knew?! I thought they were strictly about the can, but I stand corrected.

The pour is a nice copper color with a thin layer of head that vanishes quickly, and the lacing is minimal. Citrus hops along side mild malts on the nose. Mouthfeel is medium with a nice amount of carb. The flavor is good and hoppy; nice and bitter! This is not a beginner's ale, so if you are new to the micro game, this may not be the beer for you. Since this is a Caldera brew, it could EASILY pass for an IPA. Overall drinkability is great. I really like this and could easily sit down with a few of these on a weekend with friends and a barbeque.

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.58/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really good IPA. as a few of the reviews have mentioned below it has a slight sweet caramel thing going on for it. this quality really works as it makes for a highly drinkable IPA. those who want their IPA's really bitter might not like it, but for everyone else I would give it a try. it's a great summer beer

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Photo of ManLikeBeer
4.51/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - light, amber. Reminiscent of sap or honey. good lacy head.

S- Citrus and flowery hop smells (as it should be in a beer with this name). Not as complex as I would have liked, but still got me wanting to drink it.

T - I love the sweet caramel front and a wonderfully balanced finish. I wasn't overwhelmed by the bitter end, but it all came together nicely and left that "I must've been drinking an IPA" hop-tongue taste at the end. Thought I detected ripe banana flavor as well.

M - Light body and medium carbonation.

O - Really great beer. I mean, beer is great, obviously. I just think for the style, it doesn't really get better than this. This beer doesn't just "go for the throat" like some beers that are trying to stuff more hops in a bottle. Instead, it's nicely balanced. This is how it's done.

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Photo of JeffBob
4.38/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark nice amberish color head.

Smell is hoppy piney goodness

Taste is hoppy (of course) I detected a tiny hint of citrus with followed by a nice grassy piney after taste.

went down smooth and a wee bit creamy

great beer to start the night out with. all and all typical Hopped out beer, but price VS quality one of the best out there.

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Photo of Bogeyman
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of C3likesbeer
4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
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.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.32/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: A deep, dark cinnamon amber color. The color of rust. The head is cream colored and recedes to a foamy thick film with really good lacing.

Aroma: Sweet chewy caramel and spicy cedar wood.

Taste: Really malty and sweet with caramel up front. Get's more woody in the middle with a spicy, earthy hop kick in the finish. Mostly caramel and wood overall, a good balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, creamy.

Overall: I enjoyed this immensely ... I guess I like malty IPAs. The caramel sweetness offered a lot that I like.

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Photo of whatthehull
4.32/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted nov. 12th 2011 (from notes)

A - beautiful copper/amber, almost no but very white head and no lacing

S - sweet yeast, sweet malts, very hoppy! Lots of citrus. Pineapple, grapefruit, very fresh and crisp. Beautiful bouquet. Smells velvety sweet

T - super hoppy! Tons of earth, wood, grassy, tons of bright spring and summer flowers, very nice slightly toasted malts, tons of very, very nice bitter. This ale is super crisp

M - medium body, medium acidity, medium complexity, semi balanced and long finish

D - super bitter, very nice but very bitter. Crisp, refreshing and very fresh everything. If you have had hoppy caldera stuff, this is for you!

Final thought - only $5 a pop and 7%! Get some of these. Enjoy ASAP!

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Photo of OregonGrown7
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of hbchrisg
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Souleman
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of BigV
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of ryannosaurus
4.24/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured to tulip

Pours a hazy amber. Big 3 finger creamy light tan head with very good retention

Aroma is mild straw with a little floral thing going on, and some nice bready notes underneath

Flavor is big big big hop forward, aggressively bitter with pine, orange peel and a sweeter orange blossom note, and some of that grassy straw from the aroma... usually not my fave flavor in a beer, but it works in this context. Healthy malt backbone that explains the amazing head, and balances out that hop extravaganza

Mouthfeel is big and bold... seems more significant than 6.8%. A nice heaviness that makes this one a good cold weather IPA

If you like the west coast IPA's, this is one to get friendly with... clean aggressive bitterness and a ton of hop flavor. Lots of malt to balance it out. I was a fan of these guys when I lived in Southern Oregon, glad to see their success is to the point they are distributed in Arizona now.

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Photo of Jeysun23
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Magerbrew
4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MShloss
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShogoKawada
4.11/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into tulip, thanks augustgarage. I love Caldera IPA and am looking forward to this one.

A- Darker than expected, amber in color. Decent head, tan in color, nice lace rings.

S- Sweet, sugar-coated floral hops, some pine resin.

T- Impressively bitter. Dry hopped? Intense hop flavors, piny/earthy combo. Great lingering finish.

M- Healthy carbonation, great finish, nice heft to the beer. Not too sweet, lasting bitterness is welcome.

D- Fairly high... lots of hops in this one. I'm lovin' it. Worth seeking out.

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

Photo of Antg8989
4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beer2day
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ruddy read pour with 2 fingers of cream head. Great retention and thick strands of lace.

Floral hop nose. Woody, earthy mix. Bread malt thrown in for good measure.

Taste is hop esthers, with light resin and oil. Also a surprise with a taste of strawberry licorice.

Thick, chewy body for the style.

I'd get this again.

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Photo of travolta
4.06/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Caldera Brewing Co. "Hopportunity Knocks IPA"
12 oz. can, "CANNED ON:07/24/15"... uh-oh, 6 mos. old !!!

Unfortunately there's a little bit of oxidation in this old can and I'll have to try to find a fresher sample to update this review. It's not bad though, it doesn't come off as cardboard-like or papery, but rather just shows an accentuated (I'm assuming) caramel character in the malt. Or perhaps not, Caldera tends to produce a fairly rich maltiness as one of the signatures to all of their beers.

Beyond that however, I can't be sure how the hops should be. It's fruity/citrusy, piney, earthy, and grassy but I have no idea what kind of intensity it would normally have. It IS nicely balanced against the kind of rich malt, however, which as noted is a Caldera trait, and if I hadn't looked at the canned on date I might not have thought anything was awry. So, with that said, the richly caramelish malt is just sweet enough against the drying bitterness that you carry a drop of sweetness into the finish; and the hops are well threaded through it, delivering an overall character straight through, but also displaying some individual components along the way. In that sense I find it really well-balanced. It's malty, caramelish, piney/spicy/floral/earthy/citrusy/grassy, and then bitter with all of those things together in the finish but fading. Uhhhhhhh, yeah, I'd call that satisfying! I'd really like another. Great IPA. Worth trying to be sure.

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Photo of rdoggg
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Hopportunity Knocks from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 273 ratings
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