Hop Hash | 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): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Caldera's Hop Hash Ale is a partnership with Hopunion, LLC. Hop Hash is like a breakfast hash, but mashing different hop varieties instead of meat, potatoes and spices--a twist on the American-Style Strong Pale Ale using pure lupulin for bitterness, taste and aroma. This ale gets its name from pure hop lupulin extracted and scraped from the Hopunion pelletizing line. Lupulin is the glandular powder separated from the strobiles of the Humulus Lupulus (hops) plant.

Added by cbarrett4 on 08-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
159
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to MADhombrewer for sending this along in a recent box.

A foamy dull finished off white head is about a finger thick. A touch of sudsy lace. Straight Amber color with good clarity.

Light, somewhat sweet aroma with toasted malt. A touch of green and muted fruity aroma.

Actually bends a little towards the malty side of things. Decent balance, decent APA, but nothing quite special. Somewhat fruity with a bitter and sweet finish.

Basic body and feel. If anything carbonation is a little strong.

Glad to have tried it, but not among my favorite APA’s

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Quite rich and perky hop celebration. Coppery amber in the Duvel tulip with a very decent head. Nice foamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied with a tart flavor. Modest nose but plenty of hop flavor.

Fairly spritzy on the tongue. Lots of malt with some biscuit flavors peeking out. Orange peel, lots of resiny taste. Flattens out some after sipping a while. Heading towards harsh piney flavor but the malt is rather pleasant. Certainly not a standard Pale Ale. Quite bitter aftertaste, more fitting for an IPA. From the 22 oz bottle. Label says 6.5% and sold for $4.49.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a clear amber color w/ a 1-finger sudsy eggshell head that leaves behind a thin film of lace.

Aroma is on the floral, herbal side with a vague suggestion of onion. Pretty muted.

Taste is likewise herbal and floral hops with a blend of biscuity pale and sweeter caramel malts. Some dried apricots and peaches in there too. Kind of earthy. Tastes like a sweeter, maltier Colorado style IPA. Has a surprising alcohol presence for a 6.5% beer. Finishes sharply bitter.

Mouthfeel is about average, medium bodied with a lingering aftertaste from the hops.

Overall a decent, drinkable IPA but nothing extraordinary here.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle I brought to share at drewone’s tasting.

Pours a clear copper with a tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is the same with a higher level of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but definitely heavy on the bitter hop flavors.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from The Sampler in Bushwick NYC.

Pours a glowing orange/amber with an inch of soapy white head with spotty lacing

Smells fruity, melon, a bit piney with a whiff of baked bread

Taste starts with a very mellow sweet papaya and a hint of orange with a faint bitterness. Bitterness builds and the west coast pine notes take over as you sip. Sweet apple and bread develop on the finish. The lupulin powder leaves the bitterness at the rear side of your tongue like pepper. Overall quite tasty but I want just the a bit more bitterness.

Smooth and full bodied, but not as heavy as it looks in the glass. A little sticky, which might be why the bitterness builds up.

A little perplexing. It's good but I wish it was either more malty or more bitter. Or both. I wish I could try it on tap. I'm so over juicy east coast IPA at this point that I want to love this but it's ok. Decent. I'll try it in Oregon some time.

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Hop Hash from Caldera Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 159 ratings.
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