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Hopadillo IPA - Karbach Brewing Co.

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Hopadillo IPAHopadillo IPA

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84
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383 Ratings
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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 12
Gots: 52 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 09-09-2011)
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TheBeerDog

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

07-13-2013 04:00:53 | More by TheBeerDog
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kojevergas

Texas

3.04/5  rDev -18.3%

12 fl oz aluminum can with appealing label art acquired as part of a 6 pack for $13.00 USD at the Growler Room and served into an Independence Brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the brewery. Reviewed as an IPA because it identifies as such in the name and on the label. No ABV is listed on the can. No best before/brewed on date. Bottom of can says "241K-3 03508." "Dry hopped."

Served cold - straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a three finger wide head of khaki colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is good - about 6-7 minutes.

Body colour is a clear orange-copper of above average vibrance. Translucent/transparent. No yeast particles are visible.

Overall, it's pretty standard fare for the style and ABV. Not unique or special, but there are no obvious flaws. I'm looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Pine, light onion (amarillo/simcoe methinks), floral hop character, herbal hop character, caramalt, pale malt, and biscuit malts. Not as resinous as you might expect. The caramalt mutes any citrus; I'm not getting the orange or grapefruit I expected. A bit buttery. The malts counteract the hops a bit more than is necessary; I do like the hoppy edge - especialy the pine, but the hop choices don't seem ideal based on the aroma alone. A pleasant hoppy aroma of mild strength.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. No off-notes.

T: Hop bitterness is nicely concealed by the malty sweetness for the most part. It got a nice piney edge, which is the dominant hop note (to its benefit). Floral, herbal, and vague citrusy hop notes are in there too. Pale malts, caramalts, pilsner malts, and some biscuit malts comprise the foundation. It's by no means a gestalt beer, but it has cohesion and decent balance. Lightly oniony. Could use more complexity and subtlety, but then so could most beers. It's fairly complex as-is, which I respect.

Depth of flavour is average for the style, as is duration of flavour. Intensity of flavour is slightly below average for the style.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through. I don't get any overt off-flavours either. As far as my personal tastes go, I'm not finding the naked hop bitterness and warm tropical pineapple notes I despise in an IPA. It could be more resinous. Hop choices aren't great.

Mf: Coarsens on the climax due to the hop bitterness, but it's otherwise smooth and wet. Unrefreshing. Sticky. Lightly oily. A bit buttery. Crisp. Overcarbonated, with a bit of a bite. Not as approachable as many beers in the style. Decent body and presence on the palate. Suits the flavour profile decently, but doesn't come across custom-tailored to it.

A bit abrasive, but otherwise not too flawed. Far from ideal for the style.

Dr: A downable little IPA from Karbach. At this price point, it's not worth getting again. I'm also asserting that it's more affordable in Houston, but I still doubt I'd pick it up again. There're some nice elements here, but it's by no means a world-class IPA. Slightly above average. I wouldn't recommend it to friends or trade partners.

The resinous pine note was a highlight for me. The onion, hop bitterness, and overcarbonated biting mouthfeel will be a downside for many.

Store cold.

Might pair decently with spicy food.

Low C+

09-23-2013 01:18:14 | More by kojevergas
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legalag11

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

06-17-2014 02:44:10 | More by legalag11
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

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csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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Mora2000

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -3.8%

On tap at Christian's Tailgate in Houston.

The beer pours an orange color with a large, creamy, long-lasting white head. The aroma is full of toffee and orange citrus notes, with the two appearing pretty much in balance. A little maltier than I like in an IPA, but still nice.

The flavor is more hoppy than the aroma. I get a lot of pine and orange citrus notes, as well as some biscuit malt which keeps the beer from being too bitter. The hops and malt are well balanced, but the hop flavor still does a good job of coming through and standing out.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

11-21-2011 03:14:51 | More by Mora2000
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Meyers1023

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-07-2014 04:08:49 | More by Meyers1023
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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mrw1zard

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-06-2013 18:19:16 | More by mrw1zard
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-25-2014 01:51:26 | More by Cynic-ale
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Dinkel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-29-2013 21:19:09 | More by Dinkel
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Dello

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-09-2014 17:01:02 | More by Dello
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mikebeer92

Texas

5/5  rDev +34.4%

02-26-2014 22:39:04 | More by mikebeer92
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valkyre65

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-02-2013 14:15:11 | More by valkyre65
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

I am trying the Hopadillo during an unplanned layover in Houston at Ruby's diner in Terminal E. The beer has poured a clear copper amber with thin white head that is leaving a nice lacing. The scent carries fresh hop that is leaning toward bitter than what is traditionally expected fro American IPAs. The taste is bitter through the drink, but not to the point where ira undrinkable. There is enough malt to balance the beer making it sessionable. In addition a bitter citrus, grapefruit, is present. The mouthfeel is medium body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a very drinkable ipa.

12-09-2013 19:16:03 | More by WoodBrew
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California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Hopadillo IPA from Karbach Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.