Hop Hash | Caldera Brewing Company

Hop HashHop Hash
BA SCORE
44.1%
Liked This Beer
3.58 w/ 161 ratings
Hop HashHop Hash
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
Ranking:
#36,703
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
161
Liked:
71
Avg:
3.58/5
pDev:
11.45%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of QuakeAttack
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of marcfromphilly
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of portlandwolfpack
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SerpentX
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmarino
3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bigdoc91
2.99/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of kingmaxwell
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smooth and strong hop hint
golden brown pouring slippery
inviting bitter.

Above is my opinion of this brew in haiku verse.
I desire to contribute and have to rehearse
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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikestaf
4.23/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fatehunter
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a half finger of head on an amber body.
The aroma is caramel and grapefruit, but pretty faint overall.
The taste is full of caramel with some danky lemon and pine.
The texture is crisp with soft edges.
An enjoyable brew.

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Photo of Alpha309
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of luvbier
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Ewhite2121
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DrMindbender
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of glf60
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of EConnOG
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of FIN
3.04/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Varls
3.76/5  rDev +5%

Photo of avalon07
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a hazy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: An average aroma of hops, pine, and some fruit.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of hops, light fruit (pineapple), a little malt, and some pine. Like the flavor for Caldera's Hopportunity Knocks, this flavor is a little to hops-forward, leaving a very bitter aftertaste. None of the other ingredients are powerful enough to make an impression.

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

O: Hop Hash simply misses the mark. It's out of balance and unfocused, which is never a good thing.

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Photo of rolltide
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Hop Hash from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 44.1% out of 100 with 161 ratings
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