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Hopadillo IPA - Karbach Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
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516 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 16
Gots: 129 | 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: 516 | Reviews: 64
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3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavidHume
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhvr87
4.49/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Surprisingly creamy for such a hoppy beer

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3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeff1973
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tellytell
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.12/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
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

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.28/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.7/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of deadmoney5x5
3.2/5  rDev -14.4%

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.

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3.72/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +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!

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3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +13.4%

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Hopadillo IPA from Karbach Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.