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RATINGS: 257   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 . . .


Fatehunter's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2051) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2013
A nice finger of off-white head on a medium straw colored body. A solid pine and lemon aroma. The taste leads with a malt smoothness then quickly hits with a big dose of bitterness. Finishes with a touch of sweetness. Good balance with a bit of complexity. Smooth texture for an IPA, moderate carbonation and medium bitterness. A good IPA. Well worth grabbing a couple.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5109) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2016
Can from Whole Foods Arlington VA. Presumably a nice golden body with an inviting head. Nice nose of hops, citrus and wheat. Taste is also lots of hops, some citrus, and nice wheaty notes. Really good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (1592) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 25, 2016
Can. Orange unclear. Very sweet aroma of floral and fruit nectar, good hops and malt. Taste: fruit and citrus nectar, candy, nice hop bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (1029) - BELARUS - APR 24, 2016
Deep amber, moderate nice head. Aroma of nectar, tropical fruit, melon, mighty. Medium body. Thick texture. Massive fruity & nectary taste with big amount of hoppy resiny bitterness. Very good.

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2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ctipping (952) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
650 mL bottle poured into a pint glass. Originally reviewed 6/1/2011. Pours a murky amber with a sizable head. Lacing is minimal once the head dissipates. Doesn’t look bad. Some citrus hops in the nose. Not overwhelming. There’s a background smell that reminds me of homebrew. Like a musty smell. Taste is initially hoppy, but not all that hoppy. Behind that is a nutty maltiness, maybe with a hint of spiciness. Finally, however, is an awful grassy bitterness that renders the beer just about undrinkable. It coats the mouth and doesn’t go away. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. After the hops and malt it dries out quickly, leaving the bitterness just hanging. It emphasizes the awful flavor. The first half of the flavor is decent, but the finish is very bad. My brother-in-law and I both drainpoured our glasses once I finished the review.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ByTheirLimpin (231) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2016
Can to tulip. Crystal clear resin amber with an off white enduring head. Nose was fairly vacant for an IPA. Long before the 8/8/16 expiration. Palate is dry crisp hop. Saltine cracker in there somewhere coming from the malts. Finish has a little sweet hit, but the dry hop keeps running over. Finish hits in the back roof of my mouth with a little lemon hit. I don’t get it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5419) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle @ benzai. Very clear amber colour woth a medium to large sized off-white head. Smells dreft, hops, bellenblaas, fresh. Tastes hops, fresh, grassy, bitter, tea, green tea. Medium body, nice carbo, crisp. Not much different from the IPA in the can.. Don’t remember the exact name.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (4800) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2016
Light brown colour. Very strong aroma or resinous hops. Strong taste that is bitter but also has a sticky, syrupy note. A bit dull for its heavy flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3795) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2016
12 oz can (canning date of June 2015) served in a lager glass. A: moderate off-white head over a hazy copper body. Some sticky lacing. Surprisingly malty aroma but then this can is a bit older than optimal for style. More hops are evident upon tasting. Mild-medium bitterness. Feel: Medium body with medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (3152) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2016
from can, deep darker orange to amber colour with a eggshell white head. nose is big west coast resin hop notes, tangerine, pine, and caramel malts. slightly citrus, sweet caramel, strong hop bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrjez (321) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2016
From can. Pours a copper-amber, slightly hazy, finger of strong fluffy head, sticky lacing. Aroma is very dank, pine, citrus, nice malt sweetness. Taste follows suit, a touch unbalanced, more pine than I would like, that dank resiny type, citrus feels a bit muted. It’s not as refreshing as it should be, more bitter than it needs to be, citrus feel builds over time which is good. I’ll stick with Caldera IPA, it does the job a lot better.


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