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:
271
Reviews:
101
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
13.13%
 
 
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14
Gots:
28
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Photo of NWHopinator
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jorgerod99
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of chossboss
3.65/5  rDev +2%

Photo of maximum12
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%

Thanks to hefman for knocking this seemingly easy beer off my wants list, where it has squatted, bare-assed, for a long time. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

The pour is orange, opaque in the middle, more translucent towards the edges. Plenty of carbonation. Nose is nice, floral, caramel, piney, solid.

Hopportunity Knocks is a simple creature. There’s a nice hop kick up front, a piney bitterness that’s quickly subsumed in a fountain or sweet caramel malt. Big breadiness swells on mid-palate & runs into the finish & sticks around like in-laws on Christmas. Thick, but oh-so-drinkable.

Better than the typical dreaded “balanced IPA” but still enough malt for a light porter. Good beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of luvbier
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of avalon07
3.14/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch and a half of foamy, long-lasting head. Great lacing.

S: An underwhelming aroma of hops, malt, and a little citrus.

T: Tasted of hops, caramel malt, a little bit of pine, and citrus (pineapple). The flavor here is a bit out of balance. It's thin up front, but then a far too high amount of hops in the finish. Very bitter without much to offset it.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Nothing particularly special with this beer. It has some good qualities, but doesn't entirely work.

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Photo of Lobina
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of metter98
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy amber in color and has some hints of yellow hues along with a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, but never completely faded away, consistently leaving a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of piney hops are present in the nose along with notes of grassy hops and hints of caramel malts. The malts become a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of piney hops, but without the resin-like flavors that you might be normally accustomed to. The hops contribute a light to moderate amount of carbonation and mostly mask the flavors of the underlying malts, which only have slight notes of caramel flavors.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink. It's not as hoppy and bitter compared to many of the IPAs that are currently available but isn't a bad selection if you like IPAs that have more of a balance from the malts.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Jeysun23
4.2/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Trfagan3
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 8/11/14

Appearance: Pours medium orange with some darker copper and some honey gold around the edges - nice clarity to start, second half of the bomber is murky - pours with a medium-sized white head, fades to an almost-solid cap, leaves a few nice spots of lacing

Smell: Moderately hoppy with some distinct Centennial aromas and some solid malts - orange and grapefruit rind and flesh - floral, leafy, and somewhat spicy hop notes- hop cones and pine - pale and caramel malts with some grainy aromas and bread - lightly sweet multigrain bread

Taste: Unexpectedly balanced for something coming from the West coast, which I'm sure may be a disappointment for some, but I think that was the idea - orange flesh, grapefruit flesh and pith - very floral, leafy - some pine in addition to the citrus - moderately bitter - balanced by an interesting malt profile - pale malts, caramel malts, a few touches of amber - grainy and bready - lightly sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, finish could be a little cleaner but it is drinkable

Overall: By default, a hopportunity is better than any opportunity

This kind of smells and tastes like Caldera was trying to make a midwest style IPA (because that is totally a style). They didn't really nail it, but the result is definitely worth a try. I would drink this again, given the hopportunity (lol?)

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Photo of utopiajane
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful orange, hazy and with a melon hue to it. It's eye candy with an orange tinged head of off white foam that falls slowly leaves lace, refreshes itself and also sports a ring and cap. I had to go in deep for the nose but it is pleasant. Some fresh orange, a bit of grapefruit rind and a light tropical fruitiness. Some herbal and a touch of sugar for malt. Drinks exactly like that except the tropical fruit is the surprise to the palate. It's so light on the nose and you are expecting that grapefruit peel first but it's a light tropical fruitiness first, the juicy orange to back it up and the tartness of the grapefruit goes to the background. There is a woody little herbal in the drink that I found very pleasant and original. A soft and supple malt with a light bread and a sweetness that is like some light brown sugar. The bitter on this one will not knock you down but it does it's job. Starts at the finish and lasts a bit with some resin to help it linger. There is some earthy pine notes in this but they do not stand out too far in front. The mouthfeel is creamy with just a few bubbles to give it some tingle and the heavier side of light.

This beer has exceptional balance. All the flavors working well together to present a milder and original IPA experience to the palate.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Hopportunity Knocks from Caldera Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 271 ratings.
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