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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 . . .


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Share courtesy of MikeJslc. It pours with a clear copper body that supports a white head of foam. The aroma offers up some sweetness, malts, biscuit malt, a bit of sweet orange hard candy and faint resiny hoppiness. The taste has a resiny hop character and seems to lack hop depth and flavor which prevents it from tying in with the various malt notes. I get a bit of esteriness here and there too as a bit of grapefruit citrus notes pop up near the finish. This seems disjointed.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (824) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Poured from a can, really fresh tasting ipa, with a great bitter finish. A world class ipa .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wiedrzensky (342) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 23, 2015
Can. Pours is clear orange with medium white head. Aroma is caramel, honey, cotton candy, pine, resin. Solid malty based taste, moderate bitter, moderate sweet, pine notes on tongue. Medium body, long bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (4002) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Can 0.355l at Stadin Panimobaari, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, pine, resin, hops and malts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (5372) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2015
(Can, 0.355 l - canned 06.05.2015, at Stadin Panimobaari, 20150821) The beer poured deep amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had pine, pine resin, caramel and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were pine, sweetness, malts, caramel and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, malty and bitter. A tasty malt-forward hoppy pale ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1502) - 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 (1262) - 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 (1061) - Dover, Delaware, 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 (1924) - 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 (803) - 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 (2958) - 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.


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