Hopportunity Knocks | Caldera Brewing Company

Hopportunity KnocksHopportunity Knocks
BA SCORE
42.6%
Liked This Beer
3.57 w/ 272 ratings
Hopportunity KnocksHopportunity Knocks
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by msubulldog25 on 02-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,636
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
272
Liked:
116
Avg:
3.57/5
pDev:
13.17%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 272 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of windypete
3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RonaldTheriot
1.82/5  rDev -49%
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 jrob21
2/5  rDev -44%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of bump8628
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | 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 chris826
3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jancona
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a beautiful looking beer - transparent copper with lots of fluffy, off-white foam. The smell is malt forward. The taste is the classic west coast balance of mid range malts and floral hops with a touch of citrus sparkle. Not a game changer, but certainly tasty and one I would not turn down.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleigator
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a filtered golden-amber color with a big, fluffy white head, which won't collapse at all.

Smells of slightly skunky, overripe fruits, which got a dank aspect to them. Malts are defined by a cracker quality, revealing a toffee peak, which acts as a sweet antagonist to prickly, sour lemon. Very balanced nose, with just the right amount of lemon to control the profound fruits.

Has a soft carbonation, resulting in a pleasant mouthfeel with a mineralic quality, bringing bitter hops to the palate, accompanied by smoothing malts.

Begins with white bread malts, which invite grassy hops to the palate, together with caramel sweet malts. The hops turn out to be utmost lemony with a blood orange whiff to them, producing a merciless bitter- and dryness. Its hoppiness gets throughout accompanied by a profound maltiness, which's white bread profile gets a nice boost from the mineralic carbonation, peaking with sticky caramel to withhold the beers bitterness. Finishes with lime juice, which gets coated up by smooth caramel during the very end, featuring again the beers convincing balance.

Intense ipa, exhibiting a profound maltiness, which turns out to have more depth than the solely lime defined hops. On the other hand I think it is fair to say, that to a certain point, the focussed hops can convince, although they definitely get enriched by the more than just balancing malts.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber color with light beige head. Aroma is very balanced between the classic old school hops and some biscuity malts. Taste follows with the same notes, balanced and a bit malty at first and quite bitter in the aftertaste. The hops are the resiny, earthy type. A well done, classic style IPA.

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Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark orange pour with a dirty head and nice lacing. Smells malty and piney, and the taste follows through, with a nice makty sweetness mixed with a resinous bitterness. Medium body and a bittersweet finish. I found this quite enjoyable.

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Photo of tone77
3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the godfather of canned beer, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pretty, dark beige/orange color with a 1/2 inch head, lots of lacing. Smell is of malts, citrus. Taste is well balanced piney hops and malts, not much of the citrus detected in the aroma, easy drinking. Feels medium/full in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of CJNAPS
3.11/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JackieKu
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

355ml can. In an English pint.

A: Amber. Clear. Decent amount and retention of head, nice lacing.
S: Elegant citrus and malts.
T: Intense and fresh hops: citrus, slightly grassy and earthy. Medium malty, which balances the hops quite well.
M: light bodied. Medium- carbonation.
O: perfectly matches the type of IPA I'd like, people are not hoppyhead should avoid this one, though.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cubbyZilla
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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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 alcohline_trip
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lurkerson
3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Ghrymm
3.34/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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Photo of hozersr
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdTheEdge
3.01/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Hopportunity Knocks from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 42.6% out of 100 with 272 ratings
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