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Rodeo Clown - Karbach Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 65
Hads: 474
Avg: 3.71
pDev: 14.82%
Wants: 28
Gots: 131 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: champ103 on 10-13-2011

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Reviews by Jimmys:
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3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can into tulip. no best before or canned on date.

A: very hazy. darker copper colored hue. head is super frothy, slightly off-white. great retention and a shit load of lacing.

S: initial pour gives off a lot of hop resins. rich. piney. however there is a lot of sweet caramel/toffee grain aromas in there too. the resin is so strong I cant tell if I am getting a sense of alcohol from it as well or if this is all hops.

T: sticky. similar to the nose a ton of caramel malt sweetness. pine is even stronger here. a minor bit of citrus. alcohol is much stronger than it was on the nose. lingering into the finish brings back the caramel sweetness that started the drink off but also a decent amount of bitterness. not overwhelming but certainly present.

M: carb is mild and spicy. full bodied.

D: my first DIPA from a TX brewery. cant say im overly impressed but the beer has held up on its way to myself in PA, which says a lot in the mass of production breweries popping up these days. hoppy, rich, resinous, slightly hot. this could use some refining, but overall reminds me of the big, in-your-face hoppy brews of about 5 years ago.

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2.16/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Praying this was an old can, because it was utterly undrinkable, pure booze and malt, not a shred of hops (nor even palatable malt sweetness) to reign it all in. Of course, the off apple notes, etc. tell me it probably wasn't an age issue. At any rate, If you're going to push a DIPA to 9.5%, for the love of Pete, make sure you do it well, lest it end up like this.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1L growler filled at the Whole Foods on Montrose.

The beer pours a dark orange-amber color with a large off-white head. The aroma is very powerful, with a nice mix of resinous hops, orange notes and some biscuit malt. There is also a little bit of alcohol in the aroma, not letting you forget the beer is nearly 10 percent.

The flavor is heavy on the hops. I get quite a bit of bitterness, as well as some nice orange and resin notes from the West Coast hops. Once again, there is some biscuit malt and a little bit of alcohol in the flavor, which gets more prominent as the beer warms. The beer is extremely to drink and quite enjoyable.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tiitomireles
4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csulaguy
2.97/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Texas definitely has some fine breweries, but Karbach ain't one of 'em (that is, if their other beers are similar to this one). It didn't taste hoppy how I expected it, and it tasted more sweet, like malt liquor. But for what it cost me, I could've picked up a gallon of malt liquor.

This beer isn't horrible, but it's NOT one I will be buying again.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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Rodeo Clown from Karbach Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.