Beer Profile: Caldera Hopportunity Knocks

100_1499

Profiled by Maria Devan for PGA

pgaprofilePours a beautiful orange, hazy and with a melon hue to it. It’s eye candy with an orange tinged head of off white foam that falls slowly leaves lace, refreshes itself and also sports a ring and cap.

I had to go in deep for the nose but it is pleasant. Some fresh orange, a bit of grapefruit rind and a light tropical fruitiness. Some herbal and a touch of sugar for malt. Drinks exactly like that except the tropical fruit is the surprise to the palate. It’s so light on the nose and you are expecting that grapefruit peel first but it’s a light tropical fruitiness first, the juicy orange to back it up and the tartness of the grapefruit goes to the background.

There is a woody little herbal in the drink that I found very pleasant and original. A soft and supple malt with a light bread and a sweetness that is like some light brown sugar. The bitter on this one will not knock you down but it does it’s job. Starts at the finish and lasts a bit with some resin to help it linger. There is some earthy pine notes in this but they do not stand out too far in front.

The mouthfeel is creamy with just a few bubbles to give it some tingle and the heavier side of light.

This beer has exceptional balance. All the flavors working well together to present a milder and original IPA experience to the palate.

4.3

3361242-simple-drawing-of-a-pint-of-beer-isolated-on-white3361242-simple-drawing-of-a-pint-of-beer-isolated-on-white3361242-simple-drawing-of-a-pint-of-beer-isolated-on-white3361242-simple-drawing-of-a-pint-of-beer-isolated-on-white

Welcome to the PGA beer rating system: one beer “Don’t bother.” Two: Eh, if someone gives it to you, drink. Three: very good, go ahead and seek it out, but be aware there is at least one problem. Four: seek it out. Five: pretty much “perfecto.”

1-2-3-4-5-fingers-on-hand1

_______________________________________Beer HERE

meMaria Devan lives in Ithaca, NY and is frequent reviewer of beer and a beer lover deluxe.

American Homebrewers Association Rolls Out Homebrew Club Insurance Program

beernewspgahbcweb-92-800x532Good news! The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) is pleased to announce that affordable, turnkey, broad-coverage insurance is available to homebrew clubs across the country. That’s right—after more than a decade of investigating options for a nationwide insurance plan for homebrew clubs, the AHA has finally found an insurance product that is a good fit. (Yes, the process was as daunting as it sounds.)

Why Homebrew Club Insurance?

Homebrew club members know the fun and the value of being in a club—and the degree of risk that is involved when a group of people gathers to share alcoholic beverages. That risk involves both the venue hosting the club meeting or event and the risk to the club itself if an accident were to occur following a homebrew club gathering.

Want to read more? Please click…

HERE

Beer Profile: Jack’s Abby leisure Time Lager

Profiled by Maria Devan for PGA

Pours a cloudy and beautiful pale yellow with a short head of loose white foam that falls fast and does not leave any lace. The middle of the beer seems to glow a bit with a light as it passes through the haze.

The nose is graceful and has the malt up front. Wheat sweetness with a bit of the coriander laid in earthy. So it’s what but a bit edgy. There’s chamomile and that’s floral and sweet. There’s a soft breath of lemongrass faintly in the background and the orange peel comes up earthy to the nose as well.

The taste is subtle but spicy. As the ingredients combine they create a very unique flavor. The what is dry and crisp, the chamomile floral and sweet the lemon grass is also faint on the palate. The surprise is the subtle and gentle orange. it’s not loud but it is powerful. It too has an earthiness but it brings the sweetness of the orange t the drink in a way that is light yet juicy. Drinks softly and pleasantly. Crisp lager carbonation that is perfect with a just enough bite.

The mouthfeel is somewhat creamy in defiance of the spicy character.

4.

3361242-simple-drawing-of-a-pint-of-beer-isolated-on-white3361242-simple-drawing-of-a-pint-of-beer-isolated-on-white3361242-simple-drawing-of-a-pint-of-beer-isolated-on-white3361242-simple-drawing-of-a-pint-of-beer-isolated-on-white

Welcome to the PGA beer rating system: one beer “Don’t bother.” Two: Eh, if someone gives it to you, drink. Three: very good, go ahead and seek it out, but be aware there is at least one problem. Four: seek it out. Five: pretty much “perfecto.”

1-2-3-4-5-fingers-on-hand1

____________________________________Beer HERE

meMaria Devan lives in Ithaca, NY and is frequent reviewer of beer and a beer lover deluxe.