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Caldera Brewing Company
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Caldera's Hop Hash Ale is a partnership with Hopunion, LLC. Hop Hash is like a breakfast hash, but mashing different hop varieties instead of meat, potatoes and spices--a twist on the American-Style Strong Pale Ale using pure lupulin for bitterness, taste and aroma. This ale gets its name from pure hop lupulin extracted and scraped from the Hopunion pelletizing line. Lupulin is the glandular powder separated from the strobiles of the Humulus Lupulus (hops) plant.
(Beer added by: cbarrett4 on 08-21-2011)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to MADhombrewer for sending this along in a recent box.
A foamy dull finished off white head is about a finger thick. A touch of sudsy lace. Straight Amber color with good clarity.
Light, somewhat sweet aroma with toasted malt. A touch of green and muted fruity aroma.
Actually bends a little towards the malty side of things. Decent balance, decent APA, but nothing quite special. Somewhat fruity with a bitter and sweet finish.
Basic body and feel. If anything carbonation is a little strong.
Glad to have tried it, but not among my favorite APA’s
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2012 21:05:58 |
More by Reagan1984
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Shared this growler with a friend last night, filled on Friday.
Pours a bright and clear dark gold gold, almost amber, with a very nice white head.
Aromas are nice, pleasant and hoppy. Mostly hard candies and sweet citrus, maybe some orange and mango.
Taste is just like the nose. Lots of hoppy and semi sweet citrus flavors. Some mango, peach, orange, cream, bread and with some crystal malt flavors. Finish is crisp with some mild resin and fruity bitterness. This is a well balanced beer, with both good malt sweetness, and plenty of hop flavors.
Mouthfeel is very nice, smooth, full, and nice mellow carbonation.
Overall, an excellent beer. The beer is listed here as a Pale, the server said the same thing, but this seems a bit strong, and bordering on an IPA. But I really don't care what this is, it's that good. I wish Caldera would consider bottling or canning this.
Serving type: growler
09-14-2011 16:51:40 |
More by flexabull
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from tap into pint glass at Nano-brew festival PDX.
Brewer's notes (couldn't find online, just on the card I had):
"This beer gets its name from the Hop Union Hop Hash nuggets..." "...the beer is designed to be a surprise on all fronts. Even the brewer had no idea how hoppy it would be. (Last keg of this beer)."
Poured a lovely pale ale/IPA copper hue with decent head retention and very fine lace. Really intense on the nose. Amazingly complex but dominated by the hops and hop oils. Bright citrus, bread, and cooked oats all waft out. Lots going on. On the palate, the beer is richly flavored and insanely dry with intense hops that never really seem to be too over the top. The texture is lovely with a great finish. This was the beer of the night! Intense, yes, but with complexity and nuances to help round it out, the resulting beer never seems to be too much.
Serving type: on-tap
08-21-2011 21:19:44 |
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