dlbrockmiller (14) - Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber color with a smallish head and some lacing. The aroma is caramel, fruity with a pine overtone and hops. The taste is pretty good with a nice caramel sweetness, nice fruitiness with a hint of floral and pine followed by the hops. Overall a nice IPA.
jrob21 (2190) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Catchy name but I think I got an infected or old bottle. A little buttery and faint citrus bitterness I have to reach for to discern.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice! Enjoyed this beers fruity and hopy combo. A really solid IPA. Not too strong making way for several of these to be consumed in succession. First Caldera beer Iíve had that wasnít in a can.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Hopportunity Knocks
Date: September 16, 2011
Source: Appachelian Vinters, Asheville
Appearance: clear copper, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: big citrus hop aroma backed by sweet crystal malt
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, caramel and crystal sweetness, plenty of balancing bitterness, earthy, touch of fruity citrus, long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ok beer. Aroma is light hoppy citrus. Color is reddish brown with no head. Flavor starts lemon citrus then slightly piny then finishes citrus.
alexanderj (3202) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a very red auburn color; rich and deep color. Small to medium off white head. Aroma of citrus, earth, pine, fruit, and a bit of caramel. Flavor tasted dry hopped. NW in style, fruit, spice, and earthy hops. Pretty zesty and vibrant flavor. A solid beer overall.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Samís, Durham. Man, this is a sweet motherfucker. Big frothy copper pour with a thick, creamy head. Nose is super-sweet malts and vanilla, with a bit of fruity hops and mild bitterness. Slightly prickly mouthfeel and thereís a bite of a bite from the Centennial to taste. But this is to me an imbalanced, slickly sweet brew thatís not on a par with the other offerings Iíve had from Caldera.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Malt and light pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Nice boitterness. Grapefruit and pine lingers with light caramel.
SpringsLicker (2944) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy deep amber/orange body with a tall, sticky white head.
Juicy malt aroma combined with citrus hop aromas as well as a touch of pine.
The taste started bitter with a syrupy sweet, with some kind of medicinal alcohol thing that detracted from the first taste. After the first taste it smoothed out some.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle: Pours a clear deep orange amber with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a grassy piny hop nose with some sweet toasty caramel maltiness. Starts with pretty good fullness and fine carbonation with a lightly toasted sweetness, some light oxidation and earthy resiny bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish. Might be a little past its prime, but still pretty good.