1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hopadillo IPA - Karbach Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Hopadillo IPAHopadillo IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

338 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 338
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 11
Gots: 32 | 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)
View: Beers (31) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 338 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of stoney1031
stoney1031

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

10-18-2013 16:57:45 | More by stoney1031
Photo of zbooks
zbooks

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-11-2013 00:50:25 | More by zbooks
Photo of KeralaTigers
KeralaTigers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-07-2013 14:27:17 | More by KeralaTigers
Photo of Musineer
Musineer

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

10-06-2013 18:57:50 | More by Musineer
Photo of Kinzei
Kinzei

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-04-2013 18:41:25 | More by Kinzei
Photo of Andonato
Andonato

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-04-2013 06:17:57 | More by Andonato
Photo of Jame515
Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-03-2013 02:40:48 | More by Jame515
Photo of Yeti1979
Yeti1979

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-01-2013 18:11:52 | More by Yeti1979
Photo of acbe
acbe

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-30-2013 02:45:52 | More by acbe
Photo of HookemHops13
HookemHops13

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-28-2013 19:24:49 | More by HookemHops13
Photo of kojevergas
kojevergas

Texas

3.04/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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+

Serving type: can

09-23-2013 01:18:14 | More by kojevergas
Photo of blackcloud
blackcloud

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

09-22-2013 20:49:25 | More by blackcloud
Photo of Dicers
Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-11-2013 23:19:25 | More by Dicers
Photo of brurevu
brurevu

Texas

4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The Hopadillo poured a golden amber with a full and substantial head. There was loads of citrus and dank hops in the aroma. The taste had plenty of hop bite with a solid malt body that gave the Hopadillo a well rounded and balanced flavor profile. The hops were heavy with tropical fruits and citrus and a bit of dank hops that I always enjoy. The Hopadillo was an excellent IPA from Karbach.

Serving type: can

09-10-2013 18:06:02 | More by brurevu
Photo of GumDropButtons
GumDropButtons

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-08-2013 20:28:35 | More by GumDropButtons
Photo of S_C
S_C

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

09-08-2013 00:34:47 | More by S_C
Photo of mrw1zard
mrw1zard

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-06-2013 18:19:16 | More by mrw1zard
Photo of tpgraham
tpgraham

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

09-04-2013 16:34:40 | More by tpgraham
Photo of valkyre65
valkyre65

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-02-2013 14:15:11 | More by valkyre65
Photo of BlueMoon10
BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -19.8%

09-01-2013 04:41:35 | More by BlueMoon10
Photo of zonker17
zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-30-2013 01:52:53 | More by zonker17
Photo of VernonBaxter
VernonBaxter

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

08-29-2013 01:27:07 | More by VernonBaxter
Photo of TEOTH
TEOTH

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

08-25-2013 02:35:25 | More by TEOTH
Photo of Lukebell15
Lukebell15

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

08-24-2013 19:24:02 | More by Lukebell15
Photo of ccar033
ccar033

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-20-2013 22:11:15 | More by ccar033
Hopadillo IPA from Karbach Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.