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El Hopadillo Negro - Karbach Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Late one stormy night at the brewery the lights went off and things got interesting. Ask a brewer and they'll swear up and down it was El Hopadillo Negro himself. Like his kin, El Hopadillo Negro craves bitterness, but has a bit of a dark streak. Suddenly...noises in the malt room, thuds in the hop cooler. The next morning it was bubbling away. Dark as night and laden with American hops, this brew has the tropical fruit and citrus flavors of an IPA with a rich, malty body. Don't be afraid of the dark...

(Beer added by: champ103 on 12-30-2011)
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Undated bomber at 40 degrees into nonic
Aroma of faint hops
Head large (6 cm), light brown, frothy, diminishing to irregular layer from 10 mm to 0 mm
Lacing excellent - complete rings of tiny to medium bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor of roasted malt and some generic hops, short lived flavor with a slight astringency; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

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Aroma of passion fruit, mild pine and some roasted malts.
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El Hopadillo Negro from Karbach Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.