Monday, December 16, 2013

Caldera Brewing Company Hopportunity Knocks Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Caldera Brewing Company Hopportunity Knocks Ale.  Here’s another beer picked up at the brewery on my summer vacation. 

From the bottle: “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 . . .”

From the Caldera Brewing Company website: “IPA brewed with mostly Centennial hops. Big round mouthfeel, very perfumey. Different from our canned IPA. Gotta love the Pacific NW!”
Let’s get started!
Appearance:  Pours a murky copper color with a large off-white head and blobs of lacing left behind.
Aroma: Citrus, pine and grassy hops, toasted and caramel malts.
Taste: Citrus hops upfront, followed by roasted and caramel malts, grassy and pine hop bitterness.
Overall: Super solid and balanced, Caldera Brewing Company Hopportunity Knocks Ale is delicious.  This 6.8% ABV offering is something I plan to seek out again as I could drink this one over and over.


Mark Harvey

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