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Hop Hash | Caldera Brewing Company

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161 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#37,485
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
161
pDev:
11.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 42
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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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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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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2.87/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Sampled recently at the PIB event in Portland.

The beer pours a copper orange amber color with fairl good head retention and decent lacing. The nose isn't too bad, though I was concerned by how malty and sweet the aroma was. There was considerable orange citrus as well, coupled with some sweet tropical fruit. On the palate, this IPA is very sweet and malty, which tended to make it seem much boozier than it actually was. I would have guessed the abv. to be in the 8%, 9% or10% abv. range, instead of the 6.5% it actually is (stll hard to believe it's that low). The level of sweet malt and alcohol seemed to completely dominate what little hoppy bitterness I could pick up. The finish was was quite sweet and boozy. Mouthfeel was medium bodied to full, and I found the beer to be quite heavy and tiring to drink.

For those who like the so -called East Coast IPA style, this beer might be right up your alley. It's very malty and sweet, and frankly I don't think there's nearly enough hoppy bitterness to handle it. One and done for me...

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3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

bottle into duvel glass

appearance: semi-murky golden orange/amber, with large 3 finger white head, lots of lacing

smell: earthy malts, sweet, pine, caramel

taste: Very malt forward IPA, very sweet and has an earthy caramel presence mid-palate. Some piney bitterness, but it takes a backseat on the palate. Has some very minor saison-esque funkiness buried in there, but it's very very subtle. Tastes pretty light overall.

mouthfeel: low carbonation, thin bodied

overall: A pretty good IPA, if you like them malt heavy. Definitely not a hop bomb, there's not much bitterness, just an earthy flavor reminiscent of what the label might suggest. For the price, it really is a good deal, but it's nothing to seek out.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Hop Hash from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 161 ratings
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