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Caldera Kettle Series Hopportunity Knocks

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 148   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 . . .


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (1770) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle from Joe’s. Dark clear copper with lasting head and lace. Spicy hop and doughy aroma. Mild toasty caramel nuts and fruity sweetness with assertive spicy grapefruit rind and woody bitterness accentuated by aggressive carbo. medium body. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrmartin (671) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Hazy Amber pour with a big white head. .Nice Centential profile with lots of the Citrusy, Resiny Hops Dry slightly sticky finish. Solid IPA Well Balanced and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2595) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Copper, clear, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, moderate resiny hops. Flavor of toffee, a little toast, moderate piney hop character. Fairly high caramel character for an IPA, although some resiny bitterness lingers in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linnet (1124) - 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.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
harrymel (1503) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1260) - 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)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14990) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12723) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2313) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3781) - 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


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