Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
CharlieF (5) - - NOV 26, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ein rundes Geschmackerlebnis. Viel Aroma, tolle Farbe - auch das Design paßt hervorragend - ein bißchen zu bitter im Abgang, voller Körper.
Tsekouratos (560) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - NOV 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml can from The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Orange pale color, hazy, big tan head. Aromas of caramel, malts, pine, some citrus. Taste is bittersweet, with malts, citrus, lemon, orange. Light to medium body with medium carbonation.
ronaldtheriot (1597) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 7, 2015
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Caldera’s Hopportunity Knocks has a think, off-white head, some sheet lacing, and an opaque orange appearance, with tight bubble streams. The aroma is of old, turned, over-ripe fruit or rancid spinach, with some underlying stale caramel candy. Taste is of sugary, faintly moldy bread, and low-level bitterness (100+ IBU...really?). Mouthfeel is watery and Hopportunity Knocks finishes wet and unpleasant. Avoid. RJT
RodrigoPacheco (129) - - OCT 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Esperava algo mais lupulado e amarga. Mas é uma boa cerveja. Balanceada e frutada.
andrewje41 (1746) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can poured. Pours a thick copper orange with a near infinite foam head and lacing. Huge hoppy orange fruit aroma. Thick body, nice sweet fruit flavor throughout. A little bitter in the late finish, but overall a good IPA here.
mmahut (1644) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours in amber body with medium head. Aroma has a lot of fruits, pine, peach. Little bit caramel sweetness. Taste has high earthy bitterness, peach. Body is full.
MaartenRF10 (1775) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blik van jumbo. Pittige ipa. Vrij scherp, peperig en grassig. Weinig fruit. Wel oké.
spacecube (1483) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml can, pours golden brown, small white head. Aroma is light medium caramel malts, moderate citrus, floral hop, pine and hop spice. Pleasantly balanced, long bitter finish, soft carbonation.
Vaiz (4050) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home. Hazy orange to amber pour, thick off-white head. Aroma of fruity hops, somewhat floral, some resin and some ripe fruits. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity sweet and quite smooth. Nice brew.
aleigator (550) - GERMANY - SEP 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a filtered golden-amber color with a big, fluffy white head, which won’t collapse at all.
Smells of slightly skunky, overripe fruits, which got a dank aspect to them. Malts are defined by a cracker quality, revealing a toffee peak, which acts as a sweet antagonist to prickly, sour lemon. Very balanced nose, with just the right amount of lemon to control the profound fruits.
Has a soft carbonation, resulting in a pleasant mouthfeel with a mineralic quality, bringing bitter hops to the palate, accompanied by smoothing malts.
Begins with white bread malts, which invite grassy hops to the palate, together with caramel sweet malts. The hops turn out to be utmost lemony with a blood orange whiff to them, producing a merciless bitter- and dryness. Its hoppiness gets throughout accompanied by a profound maltiness, which’s white bread profile gets a nice boost from the mineralic carbonation, peaking with sticky caramel to withhold the beers bitterness. Finishes with lime juice, which gets coated up by smooth caramel during the very end, featuring again the beers convincing balance.
Intense ipa, exhibiting a profound maltiness, which turns out to have more depth than the solely lime defined hops. On the other hand I think it is fair to say, that to a certain point, the focussed hops can convince, although they definitely get enriched by the more than just balancing malts.