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Caldera Kettle Series Hop Hash

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This beer gets its name from the Hopunion Hop Hash nuggets - pure hop lupulin extracted and scraped from the Hopunion pelletizing line, then boiled for 90 minutes in the kettle. According to the brewer, this has never been done before! Premium 2-row, Great Western Munich, Crisp 60L and rolled oats comprise the grain bill designed to carry this load. Fermented warm using American Ale yeast to bring out the fruitiness, the resulting beer is designed to be a surprise on all fronts. Even the brewer has no idea how hoppy it’ll be.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2100) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
22oz bottle - Aroma - floral hops, caramel malts, some tropical fruit notes Appearance - copper body, 2-finger light tan head, above average retention, light lacing Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation Flavor - light fruity notes, heavy bitterness but ragged. Overall - Kinda like trying a super-super hot hot sauce. Yeah it’s hot but lacks flavor. This is bitter, but it lacks character. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 12, 2014
[9/27/14] Bottle sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2014 in Bodegraven. Thanks potjebier. Clear amber. Aroma of piney hops, kinda stale, and some malt. Flavor has some sweetish malt and bitter hops, piney, a bit stale. Medium-bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9149) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle shared at BBF ’14, 27/09/14, thanks to the supplier. Clear amber with moderate off white spotting. Nose is pine, earthy tones, apricot, bitter orange. Taste comprises earthy hops, caramel malt, pine, orange pith, grapefruit, tea bags. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. So so IPA, lacks citricana and hops for this Bois.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8549) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
Sampled from bottle shared by potjebier @ Borefts 2014 day 2. Clear orange golden color, medium to full sized rough but decently lasting off-white head. Aroma is malts, hops, lightly fruity. Taste malts, hops, lightly fruity, grapefruit lightly, mainly bitter hops. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (1744) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle shared @ Borefts 2014. Clear amber color. Off white/light beige head, uneven, sticky. Aroma’s: red fruit, brown sugar, light resinous hops. Retronasal there’s red fruit, hops, some dark malts. Flavor is moderate bitter, fruity, caramel. Medium bodied. Long lasting bitter finish. Not great imho, but perhaps the bottle was a bit too old.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
Thank you Martinus! Bottle sampled @ Borefts 2014. Creamy orange, thick pine resin hops & solid biscuit-like malt base, plenty of malts, toffee. Okay but too much malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3471) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle at BBF Pours clear amber, no head . Smell is grainy , sweet, bitter . Taste is bitter , sweet . Buttery malty aspect . Nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7881) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2014
sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2014: orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, Ingwer, fruchtit. Geschmack sehr fruchtig malzig, hopfig, trocken.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (14715) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at home... Copper... Big white head... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose... Soft sweet caramel dry toffee fruit... Not me

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5218) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from de Molen, large sample, served in a trappist glass. Clear golden to orange color, short frothy head. Aroma is hoppy, grapefruit, bit pine, citrus, quite malty as well from biscuit and cookie, some caramel. Soft to medium bitter in taste, bit malty. Easy going american IPA.


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