El Hopadillo Negro - Karbach Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +12.7%
Another quality offering from our friends at Karbach. Black IPA is a relatively new style here in Houston. I've been reading about it in Beer Magazines and was so very impressed to see it available from Karbach. Local beer is always nice...
This is actually the second bottle I've had. I didn't pour it this time. I just drank it from the bottle. This beer does pour a dark beautiful brown/black with a nice head. It smells beautiful and hoppy. Full of pine and grapefruit.
The taste is the winner here. Everything a great IPA is supposed to be. Full of bright pungent hop flavours. Clean, bright and surprisingly dry. BUT the silent superstar here is the malt. I normally don't like malty beer that much. Especially Euro malt beers. But the malt in this Black IPA is subtle, it flows in the background. Instead of fighting for attention, the malt compliments the hops. Balance???
Overall this is an outstanding brew. Only available in 24oz bottles here in Houston. I am going to start buying one to compliment my sixers and cases...
HAIL TO THE REDSKINS
06-25-2014 03:00:27 | More by TexasRedskinFan
3.6/5 rDev -4.5%
22 oz bottle of El Hopadillo Negro pours clear dark red-brown rather than black. The modest size beige head is durable and leaves fine lacing.
Aroma: Sweet with less hop aroma than expected.
Flavor: good integration of dark malts and hops for style; a style where these seem to clash more often than mesh.
O: a moestly above average Black IPA.
06-24-2014 19:15:04 | More by chinchill
El Hopadillo Negro from Karbach Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.