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Caldera Hopportunity Knocks IPA

overall
85
68
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kettle Series. 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 . . .


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coreyc1221 (275) - Truckee, California, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bitter apricot and rose aroma. Clear golden brown color with frothy of white head. Quick punch of hops start with a great, almost creamy texture for an ipa. Pretty dang hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3235) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle. Golden, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel and light tropical fruitiness, some citrus - piney hoppyness, faint alcohol. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and tropical fruitiness with some citrus - piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel with piney - some citrus hoppynes, light alcohol. Nice well hopped IPA. Could be drier with less caramel. Finish gets bit sharp and could use some fruitiness.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
coldbrewky (1477) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Nose.is sugar coated hops. Big full jumbled body. Like Napoleon said when he was imprisoned on that little island of elbow.....this aint like momma makes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilJackson80 (437) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2015
22 oz Bottle. Tasted on 2/15/15. Bottle courtesy of Judy & Pete. Has a grassy , caramel, with a slight bite. Taste was heavy on the malt and lots of grass & floral notes. Overall a decent IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6736) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
650 ml bottle. Thanks olio. Pours a golden amber colour with a small head. Aroma of herbal hops, gooseberries and mild vegetables. Flavour of grassy bitterness, herbs, a bit harsh graininess and sweetness. Medium bodied. Harsh mouthfeel. Not at it’s best I’m afraid.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6890) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
65 cl bottle.
Pours clear orange color with a medium sized head. Sweet caramel aroma, resinous and slightly piney, a bit malty too. Sweet malty flavor with some sweet fruits and resin. Faint vegetables too. Not that fresh probably.
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4239) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
650ml bottle

Pours dark orange with a thick white head. Aroma of berries, caramel, toffee, gooseberries, grass and herbal spicy notes. Taste is crisp, herbal and caramely with hints of gooseberries and vegetables. Finish is crisp, grassy and earthy with hints of malts and herbal notes. A bit unbalanced, doesn’t feel super fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (9428) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear a bit rusty orange to light amber color, full sized creamy white head. Aroma is malts, hops, some fruityness. Taste malts, hops, decently fruity, a hint of resin. Decent to medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3179) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
Bomber from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear bright orange-amber with a thick orange-light tan head. Aroma: Grapefruit, candy-like maltiness, lots of caramel, a bit peppery. Palate: Medium+ body, full, fine carbonation. Flav.: Grapefruit, light resin/pine, sweet caramel maltiness, lightly peppery, more citrus; dry with fairly full bitterness and a long grapefruit finish.

Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 7, 2014
good seemingly one-hop IPA. Centennial packed, though, so it’s ample in flavor, aroma, and bitterness. Not wuite a standout, but good.


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