WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear coppery amber color. Moderate white head with decent retention. Lots of pine and a hint of citrus in the aroma. Flavor is bittering hops with a note of caramel malt. Bitter finish. Moderate mouthfeel. Good IPA. Bonus points for the can, making this a beer you can take on summer outings.
MrBunn (2457) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Body is a clear orange with a nice head and gives off aromas of pine, sweet malt and honey-like sweetness. flavor is similar and has a sharp crispness to it that is pleasant. Just a hint of metal interferes with the palate a bit, but never becomes too problematic. Good stuff in a can.
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can... Pours clear and orange with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Itís a musky, PNW hops drenched nose of honey, pine and grapefruit. Medium to full-bodied and very creamy with modest carbonation. Remarkably well-balanced between the lupulin bitterness and honey, toffee and caramel malt sweetness. Very lightly tangy. Crisp, moderately bitter, refreshing finish. Can courtesy of scraff!
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can shared at Muckfest 2009 in Lancaster Ohio. Pale golden pour. Big aroma of pine and hops. Flavor was grapefruit and pine and hops. Not my thing.
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/25/2009: Caldera IPA is golden in color with an off-white head. Itís aroma and flavor are loaded with lots of big citrusy (orange) and resin hops. The bitterness level is mild to moderate. It has a light body and is quite good.
Sample from can at Dark Lord Day 2009. Rating #147 for this beer.
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from my friend in Oregon. Pours out a nice orange color without much of a head. Smell is orange, grass, straw, and heavy on the hops. Mostly centennial comes through on this. Taste is hoppy and kind of sweet. Dry, very easy to drink.. I am running out of things to say here. This is a good beer, but its just a typical west coast IPA. This one does not stand out at all. Its good, its in a can, its worth trying, but it doesnt stand out.
mcsquint (93) - , Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 12 oz can into pint mug:
Aroma - Citrus,pine, grassy, malty.
Appearance - Dark golden amber in color. Clear, with nice 2 finger, off-white head. Excellent lacing on glass.
Flavor - Golden malt at first; quickly followed by citrus and pine. Finishes fairly dry but leaves slight metallic aftertaste.
Palate - Medium. Carbonation is very fine in character.
Overall - As big as this is on flavor, I would have thought the ABV would be more than 6.1%. Itís very drinkable; but at @ $14.00\6 pack it will have to be an occasional treat
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straight forward approach to the NWIPA - Moderately bready malt backbone accented with sweet caramel notes and light, ripe peach hints. Solid grapefruit character with a leaf and grass component. Great balancing bitterness that finishes with a moderate resinous oily character. Really well done drink.
Hopeye (39) - Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís a good IPA. In a can. Just took a case of it down the wild section of the Rogue River on a raft trip (no bottles allowed). I had "yellow can" after a good rapid. I had a yellow can first thing at camp. I had a yellow can for breakfast! And itís not just the novelty of the can--itís really a solid IPA. I have no idea what it looks like, because Iíve never poured it, but I imagine it looks as good as it tastes. And did I mention that it comes in a can?! We bought it in Ashland for $26 a case, but in Portland itís $10 a sixer. They need to work on that.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed from a 12oz can in a pub glass. The beer pours a medium to deep copper, with a small white head. Aromas of hops dominate the nose, giving at once citrus, grapefruit, earth, and a bit of pine. The palate starts and ends bitterly, almost bordering on a slight harshness. However, there is a deep malt backbone that runs right through the middle, and that cuts the aforementioned. The finish is just about neutral on the sweet/dry spectrum. Overall, a nice American IPA, and one that Iím glad I took a chance on trying.