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Caldera Kettle Series Hopportunity Knocks

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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When hopportunity knocks, answer it. This ale is Caldera’s rendition of answering the Pacific Northwest call for a @*! pile of Centennial hops with a big beer to back it up. Don’t get left out in the cold, open up and fill the void within you . . .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linnet (1095) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2014
Malty, jamy, old hops, grapefruity, resinous, sugary, ABV evident. Copper colour, medium, dense off-white head, lacing. Good bite, noticable sweet, spicy, ABV noticable. Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Decent, but not aromatic enough for a higher mark.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottled: unk Pours amber with a soapy etched top with some creamy hills. Smells mostly of tea and resin - uninspired. Flavor is much the same, malty with a sharp, monotone bitterness. Medium bodied on heavy with moderate carb and a dry finish. Not impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1211) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
Bomber. Mostly clear medium copper, firm off-white foam settles and lasts. Aroma of earthy hops and C-malt. Taste is quite malty, medium roast, sweet caramel/toffee, spicy citrus floral hops, some evergreen and faint grapefruit. Average carbonation, medium bodied, well hopped. Dry and lightly bitter. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from Central City Liquor store, Surrey
Amber color, hazy, medium sized head. Powerful hop aroma, caramel, lightly cheesy, puke; interesting. Semi-dry mouthfeel; strong caramel flavor with a toffee touch; strong bitterness, with resins and some fruits.
Quite heavy on the malts, but fairly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Golden-amber. Light frothy head. The hops are a bit floral, a bit peachy but not all that fresh. Sweet malts are up front, a dash of alcohol as well, and then the rather old hops come knocking. Really fresh this is probably better but there’s no date on the bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2209) - New York, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottled. Brownish tinged pour with a sticky foamy head. Serious hops aroma, the centennial is hitting you with resin etc. Piney malty taste, pretty chewy for a big beer. good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3662) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2014
650 ml. Pours a crisp copper-amber with a lasting creamy head. Nose is earthy molasses, orange tea, and apple. Tastes of molasses, apple, minty resin, earthy tea leaf and fresh toasted grain. Light-medium body starts sweet but has an almost annoying wood-bitter finish. Mostly smooth medium level of carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (669) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2014
On tap @ Collins Pub. Pours dark orange amber with medium white head. Aroma is light amber malt and earthy fresh hops. Taste is clean sweet amber malt, followed by big bitter hops. Nice pine and grassy notes on the hops, and lots of them. Finishes clean, even after all the bitterness. Fairly malty for a NW IPA. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (764) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
Amber pour with white head. Aroma is grapefruit, some cereal malts. Flavour has intense bitter grapefruit with some initial malt balance. Finish is long and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddon90 (1450) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slight hazy orange color with a nice, lacing head. Light, hoppy aroma with some citrus notes. Hoppy taste. Not much in terms of citrus in the taste. Dry finish. Not an amazing IPA but decent.

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