Caldera Brewing Company IPA (365 Day 182)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Caldera IPA

Sometimes having a cellar of American craft beer can be a headache. I am not trying to be blasphemous but the places that I have to “stick” cans and bottles can sometimes hide them from normal view and I quickly forget about them. Not a good thing when I “hide” an IPA.

Luckily Caldera Brewing Company IPA didn’t have the chance to get too old: I only had it a month. That means none of the hops fell out of the beer allowing me to appreciate the beer in full splendor. And that I did.

Lots of grapefruit hops meet the nose along with a strong bread malt backbone. Both follow through to the taste with a grapefruit bitterness that doesn’t knock you out. Something that I know will be a long time coming again but the wait will be well worth it. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9, Taste: 9, Look: 10, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 9.2

Useless Fact: James O’Neill, father of the playwright Eugene O’Neill, acted in the play The Count of Monte Cristo no less than 5,352 times—an average of one performance a day every day for fourteen years. “I believe,” O’ Neill once said, “that I should have lost my memory and mind altogether had I continued to keep up the strain.”

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