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Rodeo Clown - Karbach Brewing Co.

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very good

427 Ratings
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Ratings: 427
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 27
Gots: 98 | FT: 2
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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Ratings: 427 | Reviews: 63
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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Pours out a dark amber with a thin head. Smells of a light hint of herbal hops. Smells like sugar. In the flavor: a wallop of sweetness with very restrained bitterness and hops flavor. Very hot finish. I have to admit that the mouthfeel is nice. Full and creamy. This is an IPA? Even for a barleywine, this is sweet and lacking.

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12oz can from Monkeypuker (thanks man!). Canned 12/18/13. Served in a Clown Shoes snifter.

Hazy chestnut with two fluffy fingers of manilla head. A thick layer of foam lingers, leaving big clumps of lace.

Straightforward, lackluster nose with pine, citrus zest and biscuit.

This one is a bitter bomb. Flavors of pine, earthy, floral, citrus peel, cracker, biscuit, pepper and alot of booze.

Slick medium full body with moderate carbonation. Bitter earthy hops and alcohol finish.

Ultimately this is just ok. Not much flavor to balance the heavy handed booze and bitterness. I didn't have a problem drinking the can but I won't be seeking out any more.

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Ok has a different taste not as smooth as other double IPAs (Hops Rising) after taste ok

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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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Rodeo Clown from Karbach Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.