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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Kettle Series. 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.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1578) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Not a bad ipa at least this batch very bitter on back of tongue not to much for a hop head but probably for others. Pretty pleasant good head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomekk1978 (730) - Ząbki, POLAND - APR 21, 2015
Aromat: niezbyt intensywny, chmielowy z nutami żywiczno- cytrusowymi. Po otwarciu nie przekonuje, ale z czasem się wzmacnia i robi się całkiem przyjemny. W tle wyraźna słodowa karmelowość oraz lekkie nuty utlenienia. Barwa: głęboko złocista, do bursztynowej, lekko zamglona. Piana biało- żółta, drobno pęcherzykowa, średniej wielkości i umiarkowanie trwała. Ślicznie oblepia szkło. Smak: lekko słodki, słodowy z wyraźną nutą karmelu oraz lekko opiekaną. Następnie nieco kwaskowości i chmielowa kontra. Goryczka umiarkowana do wysokiej, trochę drażniąca i dość długa, ale nie zalegająca. Średnia pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie oraz wytrawny słodowy finisz z lekko zaznaczonym alkoholem. Piwo z 2014 roku, z oznakami utlenienia. Aromat początkowo mizerny, ale czysty i przyjemny, choć niezbyt mocny. W smaku zabrakło mi owoców, przez co goryczka była jednowymiarowa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3735) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Clear orange pour, thick off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, pine, resin and citrus. Flavor is bitter, spicy and smooth. Decent hop balance, solid body and very well drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4481) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
Poured a lightly hazy medium amber with an off white head. Aroma of moderately sweet tropical fruit, soft malt. Medium body, flavour is unbalanced sweet berries and bitter floral notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pricey290483 (638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2015
on tap at beer temple Amsterdam strong fruity aromas hit you right away with a strong bitter hop taste slight dry bitter finish i wouldn’t mind finding this back home

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2015
Bomber: Served in a shaker at 13 degrees Celsius: Medium sized thick sticky creamy head. Light cloudy amber copper orange colored beer. Aroma and flavour are marked by a very nice herbal hop tone, which sets the tone and friendly dominates. Of course the bitters can not be missed together with a light hop fruity and hop flower undertone. Aftertaste is bitter, herbal, hoppy and grassy. Low carbo, creamy light hopper tingling mouthfeel and medium bodied. Nice stuff, good herbal IPA!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3314) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle. Dark golden, average ro large and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and some floral - tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit - light piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and some floral - tropical fruitiness and some grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish with some caramel and light fruitiness, piney - herbal hoppyness, faint alcohol. OK IPA - could be drier with less caramel. In the finish bitterness get slightly sharp/too herbal considering the body of the beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ 6th Borefts Beer Festival 2014, Brouwerij de Molen.

[ As Caldera Kettle Series Hop Hash ].
[ Courtesy of PotjeBier ]. Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, orange - citrus, tea - wood. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, tea, orange, citrus, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140927]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4745) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle shared at Borefts beer fest day 2 27/09/2014. Bodegraven. Many thanks to whomever brought this one. Aroma is spicy citrus, sharp lemon, pollen / floral notes. Golden / orange coloured pour with a a halo of white head. Flavour is composed of caramel malts, tobacco, piney and dank hops, Sticky hop resin. Palate is medium bodies, sticky resin on the tongue. Decent IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3212) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
Bomber from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear copper with a fluffy light tan head. Aroma: Quite sweet and malty with some peppery rye-like notes, dark rye bread crust, zingy pine/resin/eucalyptus, a bit dank (power of suggestion??). Palate: Medium body, relaxed carbonation. Flav.: Like the nose, there is a strong, peppery, rye bread crust presence with a dank/resinous hop flavour, a bit of caramel and toffee, possibly a slight metallic note; dry with moderate+ bitterness and a bread crust/resin finish.

Interesting, especially after reading the label...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7140) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2014
Tap at Imazato. Orange-amber, shiny, lacy. Nose of pine resin, grass, mint, caramel. Big and rich, very grassy, piny, minty, with full, heavy caramel. Not my thing, though not bad.


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