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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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 . . .


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1678) - Koper, SLOVENIA - AUG 20, 2015
Can, 0.355l. Cloudy amber brown color with thick creamy tan-like head, good lacing and sparkling appearance. Aroma of citrus, caramel, dried fruits and some yeast. Taste starts with sweet caramel and toasted malt, following is resinous, fruity and grassy, mouthfeel is warming, while finish is heavy bitter. Medium to full body, oily texture and average carbonation in palate. Bold, strong and tastes like DIPA...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ineedbeer (1476) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Poured from a can dated 6/19/2015. Aroma is rather malty with some moderate caramel, light toasted bread and cracker notes. Some grapefruit and pine resin. Pours a reddish, copper-brown with a small, fairly thick, tan head that steadily recedes to the edges. Moderate lacing and medium small legs. Flavor is somewhat sweet with some caramel, toasted bread and lighter cracker notes. Medium high bitterness. Medium grapefruit notes with lighter pine resin and hints of orange. Some light alcohol spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty disappointing IPA considering the hop pun in the name; it seems all the hops were used in the pun with none left for the beer. Way too malty without much hop flavor or aroma, just the bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1197) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured kind of hazy, copper in color with a nice, foamy off white head; spotty lacing all over the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus fruit, caramel and malts. Taste is mostly hoppy, some citrus notes, some soapy notes and a nice malty backbone. Nice, solid beer. Enjoyable and very drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erasmus_ro (2193) - Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Can. A fairly old can. Looks decent. Aroma is strong caramel, dried fruit, some pine, wooden. Hops are gone. Taste follows suit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jinroh (943) - ESTONIA - AUG 7, 2015
Pours nice amber, white foam. Aroma is really fruity, loads of over-ripen berries with some pine resin. Taste has also fruit mix with pine needles. Bitter and dry finish. Simple, fruity IPA. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (3309) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Can from HomeBrewStuff. NW IPA through and through, big resinous piney hops in both aroma and taste. Beautiful pour with thick fluffy head and lots of clumpy lacing. Bitter, soapy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Acid303 (613) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - JUL 30, 2015
35.5cl can, served in tulip glass. Pours dark orange, almost amber, with medium beige frothy head. Nice lacing, looks very good. Sweet malts/caramel and earthy hops on the nose. Very similar taste: the hops are there but it would be better if they had more protagonism, since it is a little bit too sweet for an IPA. The palate, fortunately, is dry with substantial toasty notes. Full mouthfeel, perfect carbonation. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (3100) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JUL 29, 2015
Coppery color with an off-white head with medium duration and nice lacework. Aroma has notes of resin hops with orange peel and peach. Flavor has a decent bitterness, red orange, grapefruit and resins. Final is bittery with good duration and light citrus hints.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11437) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2015
12 ounce can from Beer Run. Clear copper, 4 finger foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of grainy malt, piney and lemony hops. The taste is lemony fruits, candied citrus, caramel malt. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (1289) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
355ml. Can.
Pours clear amber with off-white head.
Aroma pine, citrus, grapefruit, resin, sweet fruits, caramel.
Taste caramel fruity sweets, nice piney citrus bitter.
Mouthfeel oily, dry.
Great IPA!


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