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Rodeo Clown - Karbach Brewing Co.

Rodeo ClownRodeo Clown

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very good

267 Ratings
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.85%

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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 10-13-2011)
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Photo of Premo88


4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can poured into a tulip

L: murky caramel brown with an amber glow when held up to a light; thick, fluffy head of an inch or more that sticks and laces. this beer puts on a show -- and i love the opaque murkiness.

S: hops AND malt! an awesome balance ... smells as good as anything on the planet. it swings to a very hop-forward aroma, then swings over to a sweet malty biscuit aroma. complex but over the long haul has a great balance.

T: hop forward with a good bitter bite that smooths out with a very sweet, malty finish -- and is VERY complex. you get a different taste each time, always with a hops, alcohol and sweet malt rotating in there. sometimes one takes center stage, then another. without question its the most malty of any of the DIPAs I've tried yet, and I love it!

F: hardly notice anything about it ... good carbonation, good feel, but I must say there doesn't seem to be anything about it that makes it stand out. might just be me.

O: what a brew! I'm very excited that our little Texas brewery is cranking this one out full-time. I'd put it up against Arrogant Bastard, it's that complex and well-constructed. about the only drawback I can find is the fact that you *do* taste the alcohol at times; personally, I'm not a fan of that ... but it's not as in your face as other higher ABV brews, and ultimately, who cares? this beer's so damn good just drink it!

Serving type: can

04-17-2013 06:31:07 | More by Premo88
Photo of HTownGuy85

4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had heard great things about this beer. I live in Houston too, and I love to support local businesses...so I gave it a shot. Poured into a tulip.

A - reddish amber, beautiful tan head laces well.

S - piney, typical Double IPA smell. Very subtle with this one though.

T - pine, citrus. Finishes with the pleasant dry hop taste that lingers on. Can't taste the octane even at it being 9.5% ABV, well balanced.

M - carbonation very present, refreshing. Light feel on the palate.

Overall, a damn good double IPA. The hops and malts are so harmoniously combined. Very impressed here, specially for a craft beer company that has only been opened just over a year.

Serving type: can

12-07-2012 06:06:17 | More by HTownGuy85
Photo of Hops4Pops


4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I went with an empty 64 ounce growler and decided on Rodeo Clown. The keg ran dry at about 40 ounces. I got the bottom of the barrel literally. Perfect for a review. I have had this offering before in the standard 4 packs of 12 oz cans but finished them before I got around to doing a review. This time is different.

I got the growler really cold and am going to work it down and let it warm to let everything come out from it.

A: This is a medium dark very cloudy amber color. It looks like carmel candy but a few shades darker. Its very very cloudy. I am sure there is a lot of flavor in there. But first a smell...

S: Wow. I am getting the hops but it smells really sweet. Like candy almost. I think I smell too many things too rapidly. I am getting pine, earth, grapefruit, bread, maple, molasses, and some other stuff.

T: Wow again. This beer is delicious but has to warm up to reveal its complexity. When its cold, it seems overly sweet and devoid of a decent hop profile for this style. However, it is there. This beer is MUCH better when served above 55 F. I am really amazed at the hidden ABV. Even at the warmer temp, where you would expect some heat, its still hidden and well blended being balanced very well by the sugar. I have seen others say it is too syrup-like for them. Ok. Let it warm up and try again would be my advice. Also don't pigeon hole it for the style it calls itself. There is a lot going on here. Its very complex on the hop profile and the malts in the foundation. I am going to rate this beer very high. I would be willing to say that is beer actually deserves its own new style classification. Yes it is that different.

O: It is very difficult to rate this beer. Here's why. First it is not anything close to your highly rated American Double or Imperial IPA. Its way too complex for this classification style. At the same time, I am not going to rate it lower based on the fact this it is not typical for this style. I would challenge any brewer to match this beer or even come close to the complexity, the hop profile, the foundation and the ability to hide the ABV so broadly across the temperature spectrum. During the iterations coming from this half filled 64 oz growler, I have had a chance to get to know it much better. Looks like we will have breakfast together. LOL! GREAT BEER! A new style is indicated in my humble opinion based on the bottom of the keg sample reviewed proudly.

Serving type: growler

12-06-2013 02:09:40 | More by Hops4Pops
Photo of Mora2000


4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Serving type: growler

11-22-2011 04:28:48 | More by Mora2000
Photo of rdp5008


4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at the brewery on a recent visit to Houston. The tour had some good info about the history (short) of the brewery and was a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon. I went on a nice afternoon and the place was packed. There was even a food truck to serve a fusion of Korean and Mexican fare.

On to the beer...

The beer was delicious. Had their canned Hopadillo IPA before heading to the brewery. Rodeo Clown Double IPA didn't disappoint. Fairly high ABV but you wouldn't know it from the taste or finish so go easy on this one.

A: Nice dark amber pour from the tap with great lace during the drink.

S: Smell of hops and malt. The malt body is prominent in this beer.

T: The hop flavor is a bit masked from the effort to increase ABV so it tasted a bit maltier/sweeter than their standard IPA. Great taste from start to finish. Similar to others in this category I've tried. One thing to note is the lack of the alcohol taste as compared to some other high ABV offerings I've tried. Very drinkable.

O: Nothing crazy here but very easy to drink a few of these. Definitely worth a try! The brewery experience was great as well. Really nice folks.

Can't wait to try this from the can!

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2013 01:49:56 | More by rdp5008
Photo of facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a nice deep amber pour with 2 fingers of off-white head and great lacing.
smells of hops! piney/floral hop notes, caramel, more hops! seriously, also getting some grassy hop smell, citrus grapefruit.
bitter citrus flavor up front, heavy earth notes, not as much hop flavor as in the smell.. very boozy.
medium to full body, moderate carbonation, sticky, creamy.

a great dipa, but i wish it came through better in the flavor department.

Serving type: can

11-14-2012 01:05:05 | More by facundoCNB
Photo of mattLummus


4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good IPA. Good head and a bright aroma. The body is nicely carbonated and not too light. It's actually pretty sweet at first taste, borderline too sweet, but makes up with a decently bitter finish to balance. Finish lingers long enough. The 9% ABV is nice as well.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2013 22:47:55 | More by mattLummus
Photo of Ford


4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Karbach Brewery

I'm not a huge IPA fan.. but I do prefer dIPA's generally.. this one I really liked.

Plenty of hops, but maybe not the hop bomb others are... I would prefer some more grapefruity taste as that is what I like most about IPA's...

Not overpowering in the alcohol taste department which is good.

Smell is fantastic.. loved it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2013 17:31:28 | More by Ford
Photo of Godot613


4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Liberty Station

Appearance: copper amber with a tinge of red. Very nice clarity. Decent head retention with some lacing, at least for such a high ABV. Good amount of carbonation.

Smell: Hops in a glass. Citra and Magnum were obvious. Very strong pine resin and spruce upon entry with commanding presence throughout. Other evergreen and more vegetal aromas combine with some temporary herbaceousness. I get something close to star anise. Grapefruit and citrus quite evident, almost dominating. Floral notes. Good amount of sweet aroma with a hint of malt. A nice appearance of pineapple as the beer warmed up. Possibly a bit of peach or nectarine. Quite complex considering its initial simple entry.

Taste: Hops in a glass. Very similar to the aroma. Pine is quite evident, but not overly dry. Citrus and pineapple. Stereotypical IPA mid palate. Not excessively bitter. Some hints of tea and roses. Very good balance. The malt and the hop bitterness play of each other. A nice sweet finish reminiscent of honey with a good biscuity flavor.

Mouthfeel: Nice, smooth, and silky. Maltiness gives great full to medium body. There's just enough carbonation and froth. Very drinkable. Until I checked their website, I had no idea this was 9.5% ABV. Whatever rough edges this beer has, it gets better with time and temperature. Good for a long sip. Finish was long but abruptly ends with some dryness. Good astringency serves as a reminder that this ale follow the style.

Overall: Much better than the Hopadillo. This is a great new beer from Karbach. This and the Weisse Versa are their best offerings. I like the maltiness. There is enough sweetness (not cloying) and quality mouthfeel to make this something that I want to drink on a regular basis.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2011 23:39:35 | More by Godot613
Photo of Gosox8787

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. can poured into a Karbach Brewing pint glass. Served chilled straight from the can. No freshness date (from what I can find) on the can.

Appearance: Copper orange to light brown in color with a really nice, cloudy, sticky white head with great retention. Leaves a really nice lacing all the way down.

Aroma: Floral and piney hop notes definitely assert themsleves upfront. A touch of malt background but spicy hop notes definitely dominate.

Taste: Tons of pine hop notes upfront. The hop profile is really unique too. Very spicy and floral at the same time. Bitter but not overly so. Really interesting. It is definitely growing on me with each sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a nice creaminess. Some nice carbonation to lighten it. Spot on for the style.

Overall, a really interesting but tasty IPA with a really unique hop profile. Refreshing and tasty for sure. Glad I got to try this.

Serving type: can

03-25-2012 01:25:44 | More by Gosox8787
Photo of BryanCarey


4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper in color with a clear body, this double IPA has a nice appearance that emphasizes a substantial off- white head of foam with generous lacing. The nose on this beer is one of dark fruits, candy- like malt sweetness, a touch of pine, and some earthy hops.

With the taste, this beer offers plenty to like. The flavors of caramel, pine, grapefruit, and caramel are the standouts, along with some herbal notes, earthy, sticky hops, and alcohol. Different flavors vie for your attention and the overall taste, while certainly leaning toward the hoppy side, still attempts to balance itself with other flavors.

This is a tasty double IPA from Karbach and a complex brew. The complexities are somewhat lost if you drink the beer too cold. They become more noticeable as the beer warms slightly and they continue to reward with each passing sip. I must say that I like the draft version of this beer best, but the canned version is still very tasty and it is definitely a beer worth seeking out.

Serving type: can

02-02-2014 03:29:12 | More by BryanCarey
Photo of MasterSki


3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Darkness tulip. Thanks to Chris for picking one of these up for me in Texas. Bottom of the can cryptically displays 052K-3 02902.

A – Pours with a finger of creamy yellow-tinged foam, eventually settling to a thick collar, wisps, and splotches of lace. Hazy dark amber-red body, with a few stray bubbles adhering to the sides of the glass.

S – Citrus hops, light pine and earthiness, grapefruit zest, a bit of tropical fruit. Fairly heft malt backdrop, with some red fruits and treacle, as well as a bit of bread and burnt sugars. A tad odd for the style, but fairly pleasant.

T – Taste is a bit more malt-heavy, with moderate, lingering hop bitterness. Tropical fruits integrate with a caramel and tangerine hop flavors, but there’s enough zest to balance the sweetness. The ABV wasn’t listed on the can, but I assumed this was a bigger East Coast DIPA (and was proved right, but the listed 9.5%).

M – Medium-full body, with a syrupy and somewhat heavy feel to it. Lower carbonation, and thankfully dry in the finish, with lingering hop oils. Well-hidden alcohol. One of the rare occasions where I thought a beer needed more spritz.

D – Not really my kind of DIPA, but there’s no major flaws or issues either. I had no problem with the 12oz can, but it’s not really a beer of which I’d order multiples. Solid, but will be forgotten by tomorrow.

Serving type: can

04-16-2013 17:10:51 | More by MasterSki
Photo of Paynebr21


3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a stange glass
A - pretty frothy head with a decent amount of lot of lacing. Mahogany color off the pour with a decent amount of haze.
S - malt all up in your nasal pieces but incredibly balanced with a dank nug type resin smell
T - like most DIPAs very hop forward but really well balanced with the malts. High gravity but not boozy at all
M - not extremely carbonated but I love the oily hops feel to the mouth. Excellent finish that lingers but not crazy heavy
O - I'm from Houston and I have beer drinking this brew for a few years now. This and Saint Arnold's Endevour are two of the best DIPAs I have recently, not just in HTown but overall. This is an extremely drinkable DIPA and due to its banging malt flavor could be put up against any Oktoberfest beer once the fall comes around. Great beer

Serving type: can

08-17-2013 01:07:01 | More by Paynebr21
Photo of ExaltedNecrosis


3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into pint glass.

A - Pours a very cloudy burnt orange/brown with 2 fingers of creamy light khaki head. Half a finger of head persists for a very long time.

S - This is very sweet smelling at first. Lots of caramel malt, along with grapefruit, pine, and earthy hops.

T - The hop profile is comprised of mainly pine and grapefruit. A large caramel malt sweetness rounds this out, and there is a good amount of earthy hop bitterness. This is sweeter than I was expecting.

M - Moderately thick mouthfeel that tends to be sticky and resinous. The carbonation is done well, as this is very smooth and creamy. Lots of syrupy stickiness on the aftertaste.

O - A pretty well done DIPA from Karbach. Not exactly what I was expecting, but good nonetheless. It's a bit too sticky and syrupy to have more than one.

Serving type: can

12-04-2013 18:18:14 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
Photo of brurevu


3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Rodeo Clown poured a deep copper with a full tan head. The aroma was fruity and floral hops with sweet malts to round it out. The flavor had a good bitter hoppiness that leaned towards the piney side. As it warmed the sweet malt flavors came through with a slight alcohol burn but always ending with the piney hops that coated my palate. The Rodeo Clown was a decent brew, and it's great to have a local brewery that offers a Double IPA in bottles/cans.

Serving type: can

09-10-2013 18:02:33 | More by brurevu
Photo of champ103


3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Petrol Station in Houston, TX

A: Pours a dark orange/red color. A two finger beige head forms with good retention. Light lace is left.
S: Floral hops with pine resin. Big fruity grapefruit and pineapple aromas. Burnt sugars, caramel malts. Simple, but very nice.
T: At first fairly herbal and tea like, though that fades. Resinous with some grapefruit and pineapple again. Caramel malts, toast, very malty in the middle and end. Finishes with some light honey sweetness. I like it.
M/D: A full body with good carbonation. Crisp, and effervescent. Though smooth at the same time. The alcohol is not noticeable. Easy to put back a few.

This is fairly simple, but very nice. Plenty of hops that are not over barring with enough sweetness and malts for balance. Though really more of an American Barleywine with the malt character. Still well done and recommended

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2011 01:10:57 | More by champ103
Photo of jzeilinger


3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours medium to dark orange red, amber in color. The head is quite silky and thick looking and carbonation is mild.

S - Earthy caramel malt with mild pine and citrus. More malt forward in the aroma and the hops don't have much aroma.

T - Caramel malt base up front and past the midway mark the tongue gets slammed with a healthy dose of piney and grapefruit bitterness followed by boozy effervesence and some warming on the way down. Nothing complex, just straightfoward and surprisingly very bitter. The hops are barely detectable in the nose but makes up for it on the tongue, almost agressively bitter.

M - Medium body and slight carbonation pricklies on the tongue.

O - Not setting the world on fire, this is a Double IPA that's straightforward with nice hoppy bite. This is a big beer I could keep in the fridge as a regular "go to" and not be afraid to pair with any type of food - I'm one who prefers to focus on what's in my glass at the time and this is a beer where it refreshingly doesn't matter. It doesn't require your undivided attention (in a good way).

Serving type: can

04-04-2012 00:28:00 | More by jzeilinger
Photo of woodychandler


3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the last of the lot (for the time being) from the wondrous JenRay whose CANtinued CANtributions to The CANQuest (TM) keep the madness humming along. Many thanks and I hope that Lunch lived up to expectations.

From the CAN: "Brewed in Texas"; "Get Down with the Clown!"; "It's a job! And a hazardous one at that. Benefits, you ask? I hardly think so. But the show must go on. So, it's with bravado that the Rodeo Clown takes his place in the arena lights. Whether or not he's insane is not important right now. It's with grit and intensity that the Clown steps in the path of almost certain destruction."

No Clowning around on the Crack 'n' Glug, either! Me and this good old boy got right down to business. I had a finger of dense, tawny head with great retention by the time that I was done. Color was a deep, reddish amber with just a gentle haze to throw off its clarity. Nose smelled of minty hops and I was ready. Send in the Clown! Mouthfeel was medium but the hops hit the ground of my tongue running and scrubbed away any loose taste buds that might have been hanging around unnecessarily. Finish presented a pleasant caramel maltiness that briefly offset the onslaught of hops, but the extreme finish lingered with a minty hoppiness that almost made me want to gargle with it. Not a bad addition to The CANQuest (TM).

Serving type: can

10-09-2012 23:41:16 | More by woodychandler
Photo of Cvogel22


3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

my favorite beer from karbach for sure.
Ive had it from the can and it tasted a little different, but chilled from the tap.. it was outstanding.

crispy hopped citrus goodness.. without the bitter beer after. Did not taste like a double but it sure is at 9 1/2 %.

Karbach has oddly came out of nowhere it seems and to have such odd "microbrew" beer choices (lager?)

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2013 15:55:28 | More by Cvogel22
Photo of twiggamortis420


3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can pours a mostly clear, dark copper color with a massive cap of tan head. Very sticky lacing is the most impressive part of how this beer looks.

Citrus, tropical and maybe a little herbal. Malts dont roll over and play dead...they show plenty of caramel and bread. Smells pretty good, but wont rival the best, dankest DIPAs on the sniff test.

Tastes juicier than it smells, there is loads of hop flavor on here...mostly tropical and the alcohol supports that flavor well. More sweet than dry, and malts are smooth but somewhat assertive...toast and caramel. ABV well integrated and the mouthfeel is full, creamy and lush. Its a pretty good beer, not top tier DIPA, but a great price point at less than 10 bucks a 4-pack. I can see myself buying more of this and it is a much needed addition to the slow-growing, Texas-brewed DIPA posse.

Serving type: can

03-31-2012 17:45:17 | More by twiggamortis420
Photo of Jimmys


3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: can

07-10-2013 02:36:45 | More by Jimmys
Photo of TenHornsProud


3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark orange with a big white head that lingers and laces.

Smells of pine, spice, fruit/grapefruit. Heavy Columbus and Simcoe notes. Generally sweet smelling, but there is an almost citra like character in the nose as well. Really pleasing and interesting smell.

Taste is pine up front that goes into a more grapefuit and spicy middle and ends on a big bitter yet sweet, from the citrus hop character, note. The taste is pleasing but somewhat muddy, just like the IPA...and really bitter like the IPA.

Medium body with medium carbonation and slight alcohol presence.

I like this beer for the stone fruit flavor and slightly spicy from the, I'm assuming, Columbus, but the bitterness is somewhat harsh, though less out of balance here than the IPA.

Serving type: can

03-12-2012 01:00:32 | More by TenHornsProud
Photo of beergoot


3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a beer trade from Dolph1979. Thanks, again, Tim...

Dark gold body and off-white, sticky, creamy head. Hop aroma comes across with lots of pine. Taste is malt-forward. Sweet and velvety. Excellent IPA bitterness brings up the finish while the malt sweetness lingers on.

A good IIPA. No overly "alcohol-y". Good aroma and taste, hits the style.

Serving type: can

05-17-2012 21:22:21 | More by beergoot
Photo of brother_kenneth


3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can -- extra from trade with thegerm87

A- Dark gold, almost red color. good amount of white foam, with a fair amount of lacing.

S- Mostly hops and malt. The citrus notes are there but more subtle. The sweet, malty smell is definitely most prominent.

T- This is very malty. Bitterness from the hops (not super citrusy in my opinion) is blended pretty well with the caramel-like sweetness from the malt. There is some pine and dark toffee at work here as well. Some citrus notes, but not really worth mentioning. Somewhat of an alcohol flavor here is well, but not really "hot". Mouth is medium and smooth, with light carbonation.

O- Had no idea what to expect with this one, but I did enjoy it. It was pretty malty but I like that once in a while. I would drink it again, and would be interested in trying more from this brewery.

Serving type: can

12-29-2012 02:17:15 | More by brother_kenneth
Photo of jlindros


3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

yay IPAs in cans. Thanks to AdamR46 (reddit) for this one.

Can forces a big head pour of about 1.5 fingers, creamy semi thick head that fades at a med to slower pace, nice lacing too, super hazy murky darkish mahogany chestnut color.

Nose brings plenty of hops, citrus, orange peel, little earthy and spicy, some generic fruit, hint tangerine like, and into sweet malts, lots of candy sweet malts, caramel, etc, and mild candied orange peel.

Taste starts with more sweet candy malts, toffee, caramel, chewy malts with reddish candy and little syrupy. Then hops, some pine and little resin, earthy spicy and chewy, with a little citrus and orange peel, more generic fruit as well, hint herbal hops with a touch of mint and peppery notes. Mild warming booze too. Finish is drier but still sticky and mild syrupy, more warming slight tingly booze, and mild citrus, more earthy spicy hops, chewy like hops and a little herbal pine lingering.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, some warming booze, little syrupy, decent carb,

Overall not bad, but nothing too crazy, typical DIPA with some citrus earthy spicy mild piney resinous like hops, big sweet malts, pretty good but nothing too special.

Serving type: can

03-02-2014 23:15:14 | More by jlindros
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Rodeo Clown from Karbach Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.