Sunday, March 24, 2013

Caldera Hop Hash

Type: IPA
Origin: Ashland, Oregon
Price: $4.99 per 22 oz
ABV: 6.5%
NSP: 8.5
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When one sees a random maharaja on a beer bottle and the comparison to hash, one would expect a super hop bomb that reeks of the sticky icky. However, this is not the case with this brew. Andy previously reviewed this and liked it, so check his review out too.  The only way to describe this is disappointing.  It is very sweet, has no aromas to speak of, and the malt quality is really nothing to call home about. There is a tinge of bitterness that reminds of an English bitter, but even this wouldn't be a good English bitter.

I must note that I'm really trying to look at it from the eyes of a non-hop head to see if there are any redeeming qualities in this beer, but unfortunately there is nothing. As you could tell from the IPA tourney, I tend to like malty IPA's more than the other guys, but this is not a good malty IPA.

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