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Rodeo Clown - Karbach Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

267 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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jlindros

Massachusetts

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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BryanCarey

Texas

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
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

we dont see enough canned big ipas, so this beer fills a necessary role in my opinion, but the beer itself isnt as well done as some other karbach stuff. its new penny copper in color, clear, with a frothy and airy tan head with sticky retention. the nose on it is a little too balanced. i get some sweeter amber like malt, with just bitterness showing from the hops. the flavor too is similarly balanced by sweeter grain, and the hop profile doesnt offer nearly as much excitement as the black ipa they do. its all bitterness with only a touch of vegetal leafyness and a little residual sugar. well carbonated and foamy in the mouth, but the finish is a little metallic and the bitterness exacerbates that. the alcohol is also a bit exposed here. despite its shortcomings, we need more big ipa in cans, so i am grateful for this even though its a step below the other stuff ive had from karbach in terms of overall quality.

Serving type: can

01-21-2014 18:35:37 | More by StonedTrippin
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ThickNStout

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: can

01-18-2014 00:17:51 | More by ThickNStout
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

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
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JezyGray

Texas

3.29/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours burnt orange/amber with a half-finger of khaki head. Nice lacing and retention. Heavy orange and ripe pineapple on the nose. Big bitter pop at the front of the tongue, ending with more acidic citrus and a dank, herbal finish. Some might say it's a bit on the musty side, especially on the nose and back of the tongue. Alcohol is well-hidden for 9%+.

Serving type: can

10-28-2013 21:22:50 | More by JezyGray
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kojevergas

Texas

3.19/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz aluminum can with stylistically colored label art acquired as part of a 4-pack for $15.00 at the Growler Room here in Austin yesterday and served into an Independence Brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; I really enjoyed Karbach's hefeweizen/witbier hybrid beer. Reviewed as an Imperial IPA because it clearly identifies as a Double IPA on the label. No ABV is listed on the label, so I can't confirm that.

Served cold - straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a nice head of even thickness. It's light khaki in colour and two fingers wide. Nice creaminess and frothiness. Some light lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is quite good - seemingly 8ish minutes - which is pretty solid for 9.5% ABV. Complexion could be softer and more welcoming, but it's not unappealing by any means. A pretty good head for an Imperial IPA overall.

Body colour is a clear copper with faint amber hues. Transparent and translucent. Average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. Appears adequately carbonated judging by the carbonation bubbles.

Overall, it's pretty standard fare for the style, but the head retention does stand out. I'm looking forward to trying it, but the appearance isn't unique or special.

Sm: Some light grapefruit zest is present; often grapefruit is overbearing and biting but doesn't seem to be here based on the aroma. It's nicely balanced by a caramalt and bready malt sweetness. Well integrated pine hop character. Estery. Hints of tropical fruit hops - mango, maybe passionfruit. Not getting any pineapple (thankfully). Plenty of white sugars here. I'm also getting a strange fruityish note - maybe coconut? It's quite vague. A bit on the resinous end for the style. I do get a hint of orange, and I'm hoping the taste won't have that awful stale orange juice note that plagues so many beers in this style.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. A pleasant aroma of average strength. No off-notes. Not a unique or special aroma, but it's inoffensive and within the bounds of the style.

T: Certainly more malty than most fans of the style will be anticipating - and that's fine, in my book. It's got a sweetness from the biscuit malt, bready malt, pale malts, and caramalt. The onset of the hop notes is delayed until the second act, whereupon a timid grapefruit zest hop character emerges accompanying by generic floral notes as well as some well integrated tropical fruit notes - definitely coconut, maybe mango or tangerine, but thankfully no pineapple. Pine is very well incorporated, and dances about the second act. Not getting much in terms of a hop bite or bitterness; the hops emerge for the middle and then are covered up again in the third act, preventing any lingering bitterness from assaulting the palate. I for one like that approach, but I do think the sweetness is a bit overdone; I can tell the maltiness will make this a beer that quickly goes downhill with age. The bitterness is quite tame as a result; this might make a good Imperial IPA for introducing newcomers to the style. It's decently balanced, but far from ideal. By no means a paragon of the style, but a pretty nicely executed one.

Like most beers I review, it could use more complexity and subtlety. But it does have a fair amount going on and integrates its notes relatively well. I do like it.

Average depth and duration of flavour. Below average intensity of flavour for the style.

No yeast character or off-notes come through - other than a backgrounded alcohol presence. It's by no means boozy or hot, but it's a bit more annoying than a pleasant warmth.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Nice thickness and body. Pretty good presence on the palate. A biteen overcarbonated. What I love is that it's soft and welcoming rather than aggressive and biting; that's a lesson other imperial IPAs could learn from this one. Not too acidic. It facilitates delivery of the flavour profile nicely; it's by no means reticent. Complements the flavour profile pretty well.

Not gushed, boozy, harsh, or oily.

Dr: A drinkable approachable imperial IPA from Karbach. It's too bad the price point is so terrible (at least here in Austin). While I wouldn't get this again personally because it's not in league with the best beers in the style - even those that I'm used to being readily available - it's by no means a bad imperial IPA. In fact, it's above average. It'll scratch your hop itch. I'll enjoy killing the other three in my 4-pack, but I wouldn't recommend this to friends or trade partners. Decent, but unimpressive.

The pine (especially the evergreen pine on the finish) was a highlight for me.

Highish C+

Serving type: can

09-19-2013 01:42:15 | More by kojevergas
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brurevu

Texas

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
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Paynebr21

Texas

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
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, no date
Jester King

A: Slightly hazy amber orange color. Full finger and a half of fluffy of white head. Like a pillow on top. Leaving sticky lacing already. Head sticks around.

S: Earthy hop aromas. Herbal notes. Some pine. Sweet malts. Might be drifting towards the dark side here.

T: Up front, you get some herbal bitterness. Definitely more on the earthy hop side. Some orange marmalade behind that. Flavor grows on you as you drink it. There is a big sweet malt backbone here. Have to match the hop bitterness. Finish is sweet with some dryness.

M: Medium bodied. Rich mouthfeel.

Serving type: can

07-12-2013 16:07:43 | More by inlimbo77
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

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
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gobrewsome

Alabama

3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Patriotic colored can divided between gabf tasting glasses butterscotch almost opaque cloudiness appearance with tight clinging well formed off white tan head . S slight mingling hop pine citrus orange . Pleasant taste hop forward tongue and finishes back of throat leaves with hoppy sweetness minimal malt some caramel and slight etoh warming . Nice mod carbonation medium mouthfeel. Overall solid ipa that packs a classic hoppy punch the more u drink the sweeter it gets with etoh evident

Serving type: can

07-03-2013 23:24:08 | More by gobrewsome
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SHODriver

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: poured into a tulip to a deep and hazy orange with a finger of off white head that fades to a small mat
S: smells of citrus pine and caramel
T: tastes of earthy hops, pine resin, citrus and some caramel with a bit of sweet orange. swallow is more caramel sweetness and oily piney hops
M: heavier side of medium with fairly soft but slightly prickly carbonation finish is oily but still a touch drying
O: pretty middle of the road, good but not great. decent flavors and a solid hop kick but fails to separate itself from other offerings. decent balance though.

Serving type: can

06-07-2013 01:00:11 | More by SHODriver
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received in a trade with MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a fairly murky copper color with a decent sized milky white head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. The aroma is grapefruit, pineapple, caramel and brown sugar mostly with hints of pine resin and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with sugary caramel malts and a solid shot of ethanol. Light bitter citrusy resinous hop flavor with a firm hop bitterness. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Decent enough IPA, but a bit sweet and a little too alcohol harsh for my tastes.

Serving type: can

05-25-2013 04:58:45 | More by johnnnniee
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Premo88

Texas

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
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MasterSki

Illinois

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
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

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
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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
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can from BeerHunter76 poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark gold with a hint of amber, hazy with tons of off-white head and lots of lace.

S: Some pungent hops (Simcoe maybe?) but this thing has a hefty malt backbone shining through. Bread, toffee even. There is a bit of earthy & herbal notes and very faint citrus but the malt dominates.

T: Follows the nose, bready with a flash of caramel, some astringent resinous notes from the hops but they aren't prominent.

MF: Creamy, some bitterness with a light touch of alcohol. Moderate dryness on the finish.

O: Not sure about age here, looks like some of the other reviews praise the hop component, and Karbachs website says this thing is 'generously' hopped with Citra (among others). IMO, malt bomb. Still drinkable.

Serving type: can

11-26-2012 17:44:42 | More by Scotchboy
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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
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GregSVT

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can into a snifter

A: Pours a dark amber with a big white head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing on the glass. A little darker than I usually like my DIPAs but that's not a terribly bad thing.

S: The nose is full of aromatic hops in the form of grass, grapefruit, and pine. Once that settles there is a big candied sugar and malt aroma as well.

T: The taste follows the nose but is more malty than hoppy. I get big waves of slightly burnt caramel along with dark toffee and some pine and citrus as well. Not what I was expecting and it could be these were a bit old...there's no date on the can though.

M: The feel is pretty thick and creamy. Not sure if I like my DIPAs thick or crisp but I lean towards crisper examples of the style.

O: This has to be a bit old as the hops seem to have faded a bit and the malt is really at the forefront. It was a bit too sweet and the hops weren't exactly dominating the flavor. The aromas were great though.

Serving type: can

10-17-2012 03:51:50 | More by GregSVT
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pourd a burnt orange color wit good carbonation leaving a nice white cap, light bubbles and lacing present

S: A little booze stings the nostrils with some pine needles, caramel and dash of citrus

T: Initial caramel base with orange peel, grapefruit, light pine which transitions into a orange peel meets IBU's blend midway. The finish has a light boozey, nitter orange rind, hop bite which lingers on...

M: Medium bodied, balanced and chewy. A good amount of IBUs here.

O: A pretty good IIPA that I would not kick out of bed

Serving type: can

09-11-2012 03:02:58 | More by barleywinefiend
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another beer from a big box provided by the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a mahogany color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of piney hops. Taste is hops, alcohol well pronounced, bitter, pines. Feels medium bodied and very dry in the mouth and overall I found this to be a mediocre beer.

Serving type: can

08-23-2012 21:04:24 | More by tone77
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark caramel color, with a beige head that laces a bit.

Aroma is initially piney, with some resinous, slight citrus and a bit of sweeter, bready malts.

Taste is a bit sweeter, with some caramel notes, bread, citrus, resins, and notes of pine. It has a low bitterness level.

It's got an upper medium body, slick and creamy.

Definitely a solid DIPA. Thanks Will!

Serving type: can

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