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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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An American-style India Pale Ale brewed with plenty of body and an assertive hop profile.
Grist: Premium Two Row, Munich, Crystal
Hops: Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe
Original gravity: 1.057


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 10, 2009
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2457) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2009
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2009
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!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2009
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009

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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2009
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcsquint (93) - , Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2009
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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2009
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopeye (39) - Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2009
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.


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