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Hopadillo IPA - Karbach Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Hopadillo IPAHopadillo IPA

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64 Reviews

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Reviews: 64
Hads: 625
Avg: 3.75
pDev: 38.67%
Wants: 24
Gots: 210 | FT: 3
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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Reviews: 64 | Hads: 625
Photo of billab914
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into my Southern Tier tulip. Copper in color with a foamy, pillowy, inch thick head to it. It left behind some nice lacing as I drank it as well.

The aroma has a pretty nice juicy hoppiness to it with some notes of of citrusy orange and grapefruit coming out. Some bready malts with a touch of caramel lend some nice support for the hops.

The taste follows through with a good amount of juicy, citrusy hops to it throughout. Again notes of grapefruit and pine come out, but I also get a touch of tropical fruit to it. Pretty decent malt base to it with some noticeable sweeter, bready, slight caramel notes. A bitter citrus rind flavor lingers into the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate for the style. Overall, it was a pretty nice beer of the style. It had a pretty good, juicy hop profile and a nice malt base to support it. Very drinkable and flavorful beer overall.

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Photo of coldriver
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can pours a medium amber with good head and lacing. Aroma is pine and grapefruit with sweet cotton candy malt. Taste is balanced more towards bitter oily piney hops than citrus fruit, malt profile seems a bit flat. Medium mouthfeel with dry bitter finish that really hangs on the tongue. A very bitter beer which doesn't quite have enough malt backbone to balance the hops - it's not bad but it would be tough to finish more than one of these in a sitting.

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Photo of beergoot
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received about two hours ago via UPS from a 2nd successful beer trade with Tim from Houston...

Dark golden color; thick and creamy white head. Nice citrus hop aroma -- orange and grapefruit with some peach and melon-like notes.

Good malt front-end. Biscuit. Nice bitter finish.

Light-to-medium body (mouthfeel). Dry finish.

A respectable AIPA. Nothing really makes this beer stand out from other quality IPA offerings, but that's no reason not to pick up a six and enjoy this beer if you're in the mood for this style.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.16/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a deep orangish amber, clear, tons of fluffy tan head. Lightly stale hop, caramel and pale malts, faint citrus and pine. The taste is more pale malt and stale grain, faint citrusy and piney hops carry through and linger with a light bitterness, semi dry finish, and lighter body.

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Photo of VaterRoss
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can into Ommegang BPA glass.

Pours an dark orange/amber with a medium sized fluffly off-white head. Smell is bright sticky citrus of the tangerine variety (some pine) and a hint of resin. Towards the extra hoppy side for an IPA. Taste starts with the citrus hops followed by a slightly musky malt. Nice and bitter. Mouthfeel is somewhat oily and medium in body and carb.

The strong hoppiness and somewhat odd malt give this IPA a certain strong sharpness that I'm not crazy about. There's a hop oil stickiness that is interesting as well. Worth a try for the west coast hop heads.

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Photo of Khazadum
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice almost too nice carbonation. It develops a giant two finger crisp white cap above a tinted body, caramel body.

Smells.. oo, very appreciable grassy nature with a very herbal body. It has the right amount of sweetness balancing out the combo grassy, herbal, just barely bitter. The back end is delightfully grainny. Not Bready, but the unmashed grains.

Flavors... Instantly grassy, just a great field of light vegetation and shrubberies. Beyond that is a sharper hop character, like pure spicing from Italian seasoning, the finish of Italian seasoning at least. Good amount of sweetness throughout it. From start to finish, sucrose, toffee, and caramels.

Medium bodied, crisp carbonation that lasts the entire palate presence. Low alcohol body which I appreciate. The stickiness of flavors and bitterness is nigh on perfect for my palate, but not necessarily the best for an AIPA.

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Photo of sitarist
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, orange / copper color. Two finger, off white head. The head falls quickly to a cap that leaves behind spots of lacing. Absolutely gorgeous.

It has a sweet, floral aroma; with hints of toffee, papaya, herbs, and an earthy wet forest scent. It tickles my nose.

It has a sweet malty flavor that quickly gets lost by an attack on the bitter receptors of my tongue. It is woody, and resinous; it has hints of grapefruit, stems, tea, papaya, and pecan husk.

It has substantial body. It sticks to my tongue, like a dry hop napalm.

It is a great beer. Wonderful aromatics, and flavor. Its body, and bitterness beat up my tongue pretty well which hurts its flavor, or Id score this beer alot higher. I would try this beer again.

Thanks to twiggamortis420 for this one.

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Photo of TenHornsProud
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange with a big white head that linger and laces.

Smells of earthy and fruity hops, some of the off-cat pee hop aroma, some bready sweetness...it is somewhat lacking or muddled in the nose...not a lot stands out.

Taste is up front stone fruit bitterness with some pine that goes into a sweeter malty note and ends on a really bitter, slightly metallic taste with hints of fruit and just a tad of earthyness. **This opens up a lot as it warms and the malt character and hops blend more.

Medium body and medium carbonation work well enough.

This beer is surprisingly bitter for the style and has notes of pine and citrus fruit but comes across a bit muted in the overall flavors...and odd IPA.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can pours a gorgeous reddish hue with a sticky cap of fluffy, tan head. One of the nicer looking beers I have seen lately.

Nose is tropical and citric hops. The malts are lighter than I expected, given the dark color of the beer. Graininess fading into a light caramel is about all I can get on the malt end of the spectrum.

Taste is smooth hop flavor leaning tropical but also throws out some pine sap and grapefruit along the way. Dank sticky nuggs actually, good range of flavors all the way from beginning to a dusty, bitter finish. The malt provides just enough to not be flabby and thin...light caramel with a low sweetness. I dont see any reason why this cant be a top-notch IPA. Tons of hop flavor, nice neutral malt, clean finish...what's not to like?

I had this on tap previously and it did not even come close to this sample, not sure why as I usually find the tap version more appealing (my guess is served too cold). But all three Karbach offerings I have had so far from both spigot and can, the can has reigned supreme!

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.7/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - beautiful pour. clear copper/yellow with 1" of fluffy white head - TONS of lacing.

S - piney, sweet, earthy, malty, slight citrus

T - piney, sweet, mellow bitterness, slight earthy - a perfect blend of all standard IPA aspects

M - very smooth flowing, not too heavy, not too bitter - very easy on the palate

O - this is honestly close to perfection in every aspect as far as the style goes. i would have preferred some more hops/bitterness, but i'll leave that up to when they make a double ;)

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Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of ccrida
2.83/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

On draught at the Richmond Arms, Hopadillo is a dull, dark copper with creamy off-white head leaving heavy, foamy lace.

Smell is sweet and malty, gingerbread, a hint of citrus.

Taste is also really malty, to much so for my taste, more in the English style. A bit more citrus hop flavor then the nose, moderate bitterness, pretty smooth, clean.

Mouthfeel is very nice, creamy, lighter then I expected for such a malty brew, in-spite of the nitro.

Drinkability is pretty good. It's a below average IPA flavor wise (much to malty and earthy for my taste), but the mouthfeel and overall smoothness bump it up a notch.

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Photo of FUNKPhD
3.51/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Flying Saucer/Houston.

From Notes:
Mahogany in color with an off white head. Not terribly aromatic, but smells like an IPA. Tastes hoppy and bitter, with a slight sweetness, nutty. Delivers a nice hop mouth tingle.

Not the greatest IPA I've had, but I wasn't disappointed.

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Photo of champ103
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at the Anvil in Houston, TX

A: Pours a cloudy and dark reddish color. Very dark for an IPA. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Light lace.
S: Hop resin. Pine, and oily hops that are intermingled with some caramel malt.
T: Follows the nose. Piny, slightly oily hops all intermingled with some caramel malt and lightly burnt sugar.
M/D: A medium to full body with good carbonation. A slightly oily and resinous consistency and not as clean as I would like. Easy enough to drink. I finished my pint without a problem and could have had more if the mood struck.

Enjoyable enough, and a well made beer. Nothing wrong with this IPA, but I will take the Wheat over this everyday.

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Hopadillo IPA from Karbach Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.