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Hopadillo IPA - Karbach Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

543 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 17
Gots: 147 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: champ103 on 09-09-2011

A "Texas-style IPA" at ~70 IBU and brewed with a combination of American, English and German hops (German Magnum, Chinook, Amarillo, Citra, Simcoe, East Kent Goldings). Dry-hopped too.
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Ratings: 543 | Reviews: 71
Photo of Gregaroo
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass at Sam's Boat in Houston over a few pounds of crawfish. While a great IPA from right here in Houston, three cans weren't enough to cool off the crawfish spice. Great IPA from a can.

Photo of LeonardFournette
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Everything Karbach is good and well worth the money.

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.71/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Full of flavor on malt and hop fronts and comes across clean

Photo of breakingbland
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Poured a cloudy golden. As for the taste, hops rule the day: pine and citrus with grapefruit coming in late. A nice refreshing beer. (Had it at IAH in the middle of a long trip home.)

Photo of MoCityTxBeast
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can't go wrong with this 1, a dependable IPA and I'm not saying that because I'm from H-town.

Photo of shroyer5
4.8/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my top go to

Photo of Andyyyyyy
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look is a murky, golden, Amber. Smell has an earthy, piney note to it. Taste is hoppy with a slight bitterness. Slight citrus note to it. Feel is smooth with a slight syrupyness to it. Overall, a great ipa!

Photo of Joe_Howard
4.34/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the brewery the other day. Kind of between and amber and copper color with a respectable off white head. Has a good medley of hop aromas with a bit of citrus, pine, and earthiness. The taste is where this brew stands out to me. Unlike a lot of IPAs out there there is still a fair bit of malt flavor to it, while still having that hop punch that dominates for the most part. Definitely a solid IPA from an up and coming brewery.

Photo of thegerm87
2.51/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Don't feel like writing a full review.

Photo of MikeyLegend
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Poured a nice copper brown with nice head that left solid lacing on the glass as you sipped. The hop smell isn't overbearing for 70 IBUs. Nice pine smell with a citrus taste upon drinking. Nice local beer I'll be grabbing again.

Photo of OregonDuckinTexas
2.33/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Yukk. Considering the hop IBU Hopadillo has a surprisingly "yeasty" taste. You know, sort of salty and a bit grainy. Essentially free of complexity and not a hint of the classic citrus note. It's a shame, because these guys made a great Octoberfest this year. Definitely not a West Coast IPA.

Photo of NoseOverTail
4.31/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good IPA. Similar IBU I feel compared to Karbach's Rodeo Clown which is one of my favorites. Excellent citrus taste, recommend to anyone that loves IPA's. Enjoy!

Photo of Pukstopper
3.39/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap into a 16oz glass at the Clarion Hotel in Houston.
Nice lacing and a nice head that fades to a thin layer. Nice hops but has some bitterness I can't quite figure out. Overall a nice APA and considering the selection I had to chose from this was a winner

Photo of JavieX
4.56/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just how I like it!

Photo of rjs246
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I drink far too much of this stuff when I'm in Houston. Very drinkable and sufficiently tasty.

Photo of Kaiyotee
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Amber, clear, medium head
Smell: Sweet citrusy orange
Taste: Orange zest
Feel: Crisp

Photo of Gavage
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 2" head that lasts a while. Mild lace develops.

Smell: orange and floral hops are easily detectable.

Taste: caramel, orange, and a floral hop bitterness is moderate. Very straight forward IPA.

Mouthfeel: very crisp to start, less crisp at the finish. Nicely refreshing.

Overall: an easy drinking IPA that hits the spot.

Photo of Drbarriga
4.73/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Almost perfect beer, prime prime

Photo of DavidHume
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a shaker fake pint glass.

L: A rich gold, with some bits of suspended yeast scattered throughout it.

S: Grapefruit and orange, faint hints of tropical fruit.

T: Piney bitterness, grapefruit pith, finishing with a light orange sweetness

F: Surprisingly thick and creamy, nice carbonation.

O: A tasty, drinkable IPA. Nothing special, but it sure beats the draft Bud Light that was the alternative.

Photo of Jhvr87
4.49/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Surprisingly creamy for such a hoppy beer

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear dark orange body and a off white head.

Orange, grapefruit, floral hop aroma.

Nice hit of bitterness giving way to the hop flavors and ending with bready malt.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #73 (Feb 2013):

At ~70 IBU and brewed with a combination of American, English and German hops (German Magnum, Chinook, Amarillo, Citra, Simcoe, East Kent Goldings), this is a very different IPA. Don’t expect this to be a typical American IPA, as the range of hop flavours runs the gamut, which might be too much for some. Nonetheless, this is an interesting hop bomb of complex flavors.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 6.6%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Bright, dark amber, thick foamy head

SMELL: Pine, resin, lemongrass, grain

TASTE: Smooth, viscous, sweet, caramel, cereal grains, earthy, leafy, resiny, oily, citrusy, piney, spicy, astringent, dry, ashy

Photo of deadmoney5x5
3.2/5  rDev -14.7%

A weak IPA or a strong PA. Much more bitter and less friendly than, say, Sierra Nevada Pale, but nowhere near a dogfish 90. I would rate it higher, but the hop notes are very floral and the finish isn't clean.

Photo of rorjets
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Sent to me by my son in Texas, it was brewed on 10/09/14 and consumed on 12/05/14. It's dry hopped, and called a 'Texas IPA' on the can. Poured nicely with a relatively small head that did last, with plenty of lacing. Had a pine forest aroma, very pleasant. First sip yielded some fresh grapefruit flavor that was lively and embracing, followed by the pine resin hoppy taste. There was some mild bitterness as I swallowed, followed by a clean finish. If this is what Texas IPAs are about, give me more!

Photo of smakawhat
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned Oct 20th 2014.

Thick and fluffy very large controlled head, off tan in appearance, huge staying power and retention, with a smooth cap. Foamy ring lacing while settling very slowly. Gorgeous crystal bronze and garnet red body color, with ample rising carbonation coming from the bottom. Great looking IPA.

Mild subtle hop notes of dank earth. More notes of caramel and some sweet herbs come forth a bit though taking over just a bit. Some juiced orange like character squeaks out just a bit wanting to poke it's aroma through. Very subtle but quite nice in a way.

Palate comes quite nicely with a subtle kick. Mild juiced body with lots of good tangerine soft sweetness. Malt action takes a bit of backseat with still some toffee light notes but lets the hops do the talking. Juiced orange body, with a resin soft chewy feel, then gives way to leafy herbal tea quality. Comes off almost like wet hop brewed interestingly, with a big airy aftertaste. Mild pine to mint finish with a breathmint quality.

Overall really nice with some subtle complex character and good balance.

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Hopadillo IPA from Karbach Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.