Caldera Brewing Co. Hopportunity KnocksMay 1, 2015
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: na
Brewed in: Ashland, OR
Where to Find This Beer: AL, AK, BRAZIL, CA, DC, ID, JAPAN, KS, MALAYSIA, MD, NETHERLANDS, NY, NC, OK, OR, PA, SOUTH AFRICA, SC, SOUTH KOREA, SWEDEN, TAIWAN, TN, VT, VA, WA
Cutest name yet! Classic “pale ale” amber, bright and beautiful, a joy to the eyes. Healthy head, resinous nose. Round and slightly fruity on the palate. Plenty hoppy but not overhopped. Super with rich meaty dishes, like choucroute garnie, an Alsatian dish of thick pepper bacon, spicy sausage and ham hock over caraway sauerkraut steamed in Hopportunity Knocks.
- Charles Finkel
Amber hop hazed with foamy head stained with lupulin. Really. Fresh yeasty, hop floral and subtle baked biscuits in the aroma. Very inviting. What is that mouthfeel? It feels like scrumptious yeast spirit. Tonal bitterness with malt base foundation; lingering hop-sharp notes that blend with yum drinkability. Not for hop deaf. This’ll get your mojo working. Unique. A different kind of “IPA.” It’s so good, you don’t need to ask questions. You don’t need to have answers. Relax and enjoy.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and National Beer Examiner at examiner.com. Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.