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Hop Delusion - Karbach Brewing Co.

Hop DelusionHop Delusion

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BA SCORE
94
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114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%


Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
You are in a state of full Hop Delusion, but you knew what you signed up for when you popped this bottle. You knew that it had over 100 IBUs of hop bitterness and that it was dry hopped with insane amounts of Simcoe and Mosaic hops, but you chose to drink it anyway. It's difficult to say if you will ever snap out of it, for you have been smitten with the disorder that many can never overcome.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 03-15-2013)
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Reviews by Ford:
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Ford

Texas

4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Nobi Public House

I think I still like Saint Arnold Endeavour more than this.. but this is great.. just like Endeavour...

I really need to drink them side by side... fresh and see what happens.

I don't like either of them as much as Enjoy By or Sculpin... though they aren't far behind.

Props to Karbach for giving us in Houston another great dIPA option!

Ford scale of Deliciousness.

Really Delicious!

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2013 02:50:54 | More by Ford
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bomber poured into tulip
(drank on 6/30/13 ... no best-by or born-on date)

L: caramel orange and murky; 2-inch off-white head, huge; lots of debris floating in column, but the cool bright orange color and big lacing are hard to ignore

S: grapefruit; HOPS!; orange, sweet but not overly so

T: candied grapefruit then huge hop bite; enough bitterness to cut into the sweetness; as hoppy as any brew I've tried, possibly more so

F: strong and good; great carbonation

O: as good as any DIPA I've had, huge hops but still drinkable; it might be better than Karbach's Rodeo Clown, though "better" is relative because they're different enough to be incomparable

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I have had this from cans and bottle. Both versions are phenomenal.

Appearance: Golden tangerine color with a white foamy head which possesses great retention. Lacing throughout the drinking experience.

Smell: Lots of dank citrus, Citra dry-hopping makes this wonderful to smell. This is a fantastic beer to admire and just keeps getting better and more fragrant as it warms. Alcohol is invisible.

Taste: Very hop forward but the citrus intensity is so delightful. Passion fruit, grapefruit and sweet caramel dance on the palate. Bitterness is at a balanced level, enough to which states this is a DIPA. Clean finish as well, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Mouthfeel: Assertive, complex but very smooth and almost creamy texture. This is a beer I could enjoy over and over again.

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Hop Delusion from Karbach Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.