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

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Added by msubulldog25 on 02-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
269
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
13.41%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 269 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of barleywinefiend
1.71/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A: Poured a hazy amber color with a nice white cap

S: Faded piney hops, caramel

T: Caramel and faded hops battle for dominance while the metallic and old Earthy notes fight for second place. Bad.

M: Medium to full body and not one I would recommend hiolding on your palate

O: Poor IPA, drainpoured after two sips

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
1.82/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Caldera’s Hopportunity Knocks has a think, off-white head, some sheet lacing, and an opaque orange appearance, with tight bubble streams. The aroma is of old, turned, over-ripe fruit or rancid spinach, with some underlying stale caramel candy. Taste is of sugary, faintly moldy bread, and low-level bitterness (100+ IBU...really?). Mouthfeel is watery and Hopportunity Knocks finishes wet and unpleasant. Avoid.

RJT

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Photo of Damian74
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of mportnoy
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of jrob21
2/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ggroller
2.22/5  rDev -38%
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?

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Photo of Alieniloquium
2.33/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

650 mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Purs a murky amber with a sizable head. Lacing is minimal once the head dissipates. Doesn't look bad.

Smell - Some citrus hops. Not overwhelming. There's a background smell that reminds me of homebrew. Like a musty smell.

Taste - Taste is initially hoppy, but not all that hoppy. Behind that is a nutty maltiness, maybe with a hint of spiciness. Finally, however, is an awful grassy bitterness that renders the beer just about undrinkable. It coats the mouth and doesn't go away.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. After the hops and malt it dries out quickly, leaving the bitterness just hanging. It emphasizes the awful flavor.

Overall - The first half of the flavor is decent, but the finish is very bad. My brother-in-law and I both drainpoured our glasses once I finished the review.

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Photo of ThickNStout
2.41/5  rDev -32.7%
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. 

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Photo of ncstateplaya
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of kyager2000
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of Holland
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of jbeervt
2.65/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BrennenTallman
2.7/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.71/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of g_jenkins
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of FASTFORWARDMX
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of ktrillionaire
2.77/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Big thanks to G311 for this one.

A - Nice big IPA appearance: deep amber with a rich head, though lesser retention and lace.

S - Really a very muted nose. It is nearly astoundingly so.

T - The taste is quite a bit more, well, existent... because there is really nothing but a ghost of and IPA there in the aroma dept. A bit floral and grassy, and some caramel; tastes good, just not exceptional.

M - IPA. A little flaccid.

D - Doesn't measure up to the Red Racer IPA that preceded it (not that it was world-class, either). Probably not even as good as the regular Caldera IPA.

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Photo of Lemke412
2.81/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can
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Photo of beertunes
2.81/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

For some reason Caldera beers just don't push my buttons.

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Photo of CK16801
2.83/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

unbalanced - too much dank hops

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Photo of nebula1999
2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of djmichaelk
2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle into a perfect pint.

A - Hazy auburn, pours with a huge pillowy three fingers of head with nice retention. Rings of lacing down the glass. Very nice looking.

S - Not as hoppy as the illustration on the label might lead you to believe. And ugh, it has a vegetative quality to it that just does not work at all for me, almost like leafy greens. Some sweet malts also lurking around the edges.

T - Luckily not very similar to the nose. It's definitely on the sweeter side of IPAs, with plenty of bitterness from the hops but not a lot of the flavor that I've some to expect. It's okay but nothing spectacular, just very average. Not much in the way of detectable alcohol.

M - Thick and full-bodied. Long dry finish. Definitely one of the best aspects of the beer.

D - ABV isn't too high, but the aroma and taste just aren't doing it for me. I doubt I'd reach for another.

O - Very much a mixed bag, with some great attributes -- look and feel -- and some bad ones. Unfortunately this beer fails for me on the keys -- smell and taste. I know Caldera can do better.

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Photo of Mparker1975
2.92/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Finatic
2.94/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bomber poured into a chilled Founder's pint glass.

A: Pours a dark orange color with a nice tan frothy head.Excellent sticky lacing that recedes awfully slow.

S: Smells real sweet and malty, some hops in the background, but definitely more malt than hops to me.

T: Hops are more prevalent in the taste than the smell for me. Tons of tropical notes in the taste with grapefruit being the strongest on my palate.

M: Medium bodied and a bit chewy to be quite honest.

O: Simply put, it's just a below average beer IMO.

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Photo of RobertColianni
2.94/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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Hopportunity Knocks from Caldera Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 269 ratings.
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