bluejacket74 (1992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2011
12 ounce can. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention is pretty good, and there is a lot of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is herbal and citrusy hops, along with a bit of sweet malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, it’s mostly hops with some sweet malt noticable too. There’s also a nice lingering bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s slick with moderate carbonation. It’s easy enough to drink. I think it’s a good solid IPA. I’d buy this one again in the future. VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Thank you Rate Beer Mobile. Color is a light amber, new penny copper. Zesty hop aroma promises some big IPA flavors. After some disappointing beers last night things are looking up. Pretty cloudy for an IPA. First taste delivers punchy hop bitterness while malt sweetness coats the tongue. IPAs as a rule are never balanced but I like the caramel malt backbone this offers. The best beer I’ve had on this trip, by far. vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Nice woody flavor with a light copper aftertaste. Dfrinkable ipa out of the can. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Light hazy amber with a medium off-white fluffy head. Aroma of sticky resinous hops, floral hops, sweet malt and a hint of sulfur. Taste comes across too vegetal with floral hops, resinous, sulfur and malt. Medium bitter finish that’s a touch dry. Okay, but a bit too "stalky" for my liking. oobawa (1394) - Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2011 Whoa. Serious IPA within these aluminum walls. The malts are very grainy and hold a touch of earthiness, but the huge herbal hops obliterate any resistance you may hold against drinking more of this beer. Caldera IPA is a deliciously bitter IBU fix, piney with hints of citrus, unloading scores of hop resin onto your palate. The graininess becomes a pleasant, almost nutty background as your tastebuds succumb to the hoppy assault, and the beer finishes with a dry swipe, yet still harbors a minimal malt sweetness. Tasty and pretty enough to cause boners in Beer Geeks.
Tmoney99 (14456) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Can. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Very good brew.
crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
12 oz yellow can.
It pours a clear amber with a soapy lookign white head.
The smell is mediocre. There is some herbal character and some light citrus.
The flavor has a nice bitterness, the flavor is pretty much jsut bitterness. Not a ridiculous amount, but it doesn’t have much sweetness to balance. It is mostly piney.
It is an odd one, doesn’t bring much smell, but packs a nice flavor.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 09-27-2010 23:51:48 tommann (3746) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2011
355 can. Pours dark amber with a large head. Aroma is pineapple and mango. Taste starts with some caramel and grapefruit. Grapefruit bitterness and a slight watery finish. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2011
On tap at Brouwer’s. Pours a cloudy orange amber, with a foamy off-white head. There’s tons to this one on the nose - a huge punch of citrus hops backed by an equally huge caramel malt counter. The aroma is really full, but the flavor doesn’t quite do it justice - a bit watery on the palate, with too much bittering hops and not enough aroma hops. Also a stale cardboard note underlying the finish that I really don’t like. That isn’t a huge knock, though, and this one is good overall - just doesn’t have quite the refreshing quality I hoped it would. JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Love this assertive Ipa which offers a nice blend of hops on top of it’s malt base. Grapefruit kick ends with a dry finish and texture is of velvet. Perfume tone runs through which accentuates the bitterness. Can from Abes in Bethlehem, PA. Tons of resin!