RateBeer
overall
97
96
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 635   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Can. Quite clear dark gold with active carbonation and a perfect 3/8" stable head. Best looking beer from a can that Iíve seen. Dank citrus hop aroma, resinous with some herbal notes. Ever so smooth with perfect bitterness and forward hop flavor that rises to the occasion with floral, grapefruit and pine notes. Moderate body. Has a lingering sweet malt and bitter resinous hop finish that makes you want more. Great IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Can, courtesy riversideAK. Pours a crystal clear copper color. Well-carbonated. Thick white head, like cotton candy. Dry lacing. Pine aromas, and a sharp, Simcoe-like cat uriney sting. Grapefruit is there, too. Pine hop flavors, caramel, grapefruit. Acidic, bitter finish. A delicious IPA. Crisp to the touch, with a nice medium-body. Easy-going. Sticky mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Clear orange-copper, or weak iced-tea in color with fine foamy covering that leaves some nice lace. Nice perfumy cascade-like aroma. Some citrus, pine and floral hops. Assertively hoppy. Lots of woodsy pine and some citrus peel. Kinda astringent bitter finish. Slightly stingy aggressive carbonation does not help the already astringent character of the beer. Pretty drinkable, despite the astringent impression.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Aroma has a real "hempy" angle to it, if you catch my drift. Fairly sweet and malty for an IPA, but it balances out the hops nicely. Pretty good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CelticBrew (859) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Pours orangey from 12 oz can. Formed little to no foamy head. Aroma of hops, caramel, flowers, and lightly toasted malts. Yummy, flavour of light caramel malts, hops with some pine resin character. Nice and grassy, with a slight citrus ending. Rather smooth beer, glad I have two more in the fridge. A well made and flavourful IPA! Bought @ LiquidSolutions.biz

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Can. Coppery amber color with a decent off-white head. Citrus hop aroma; strong. Near medium in body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is rather grapefruit over some roasted malt. Finish is nicely bitter. Perhaps a little harsh, but you donít get IBUs without assaulting the cells. A really good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Really nice full aroma to this IPA. Earthy hops with sweet malt scent, slightly floral. Poured from the twelve ounce can with a nice full amber color with a good one inch of head, good amount of lacing. Flavor is one of citrus hops trading off with sweet toasted malts. Hops carry the load but not by too much. Palate is smooth with full body. Overall a nice IPA is not so hopped up you canít taste anything else. Well done Caldera. Well recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Wow...I love this style of IPA. This isnít a nice East Coast "Letís balance the beer with malt" IPA. This is a West Coast "screw the malt and load this up with hops" IPA. Aroma was a little weak but was all grassy hops. Pour was a nice medium gold with a thin off white ring for a head. Taste was all grapefruit, grass and citrus hops with no malt. Great beer!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reid (1946) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Nice dark orange colured ale, small lightv tan head. I dont like the aroma, it certainlly has hops aplenty, but has a sour ,sweaty work sock aroma that puts me off in the background. The flavor is better, very strong oniony hopping, pink grapefruit and spruce tips. Thin and maybe even a tad under carbonated. I dint really dig this one. I liked their Pale Ale way better.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - JAN 30, 2008
Can poured into pint glass. Copper color with white head. Low foam and lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, bubblegum, orange and slight juniper. The taste is full of citrus, candied barley and some woodiness. The finish is perhaps a bit sweet and cloying. A nice IPA and canít wait to take some camping this summer.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 57 58 59  60  61 62 63


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50