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Hop Delusion - Karbach Brewing Co.

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Hop DelusionHop Delusion

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191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 32
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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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Getalegup

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-25-2014 17:16:42 | More by danccbc
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-25-2014 01:15:45 | More by ckocay
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mrw1zard

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-23-2014 13:50:16 | More by mrw1zard
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-22-2014 23:23:58 | More by chinchill
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Domvan

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-22-2014 02:12:55 | More by Domvan
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

06-21-2014 18:59:03 | More by facesnorth
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atrocity

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-20-2014 12:27:08 | More by atrocity
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Tiernan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-19-2014 05:13:25 | More by Tiernan
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-18-2014 02:44:26 | More by thatoneguymike
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legalag11

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-17-2014 02:44:55 | More by legalag11
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Wrigleyf

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-17-2014 02:41:08 | More by Wrigleyf
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FrizWhiz

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-15-2014 15:38:53 | More by FrizWhiz
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ber12

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-15-2014 02:46:21 | More by ber12
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one pours a very elegant umber orange that is bright and cloudy with am umber tinge. The head is extremely think, long-lived and settles very slowly with condensing foam that leaves rich lacing down the glass. The head is light tan to beige in color that darkens as it settles. This is a perfect beer to look at. The cloudiness makes promises of richness in texture and taste, time to stop looking and start drinking...

The nose is sweet malt that is in submission to the hops with notes of grass, citrus, lavender, dark wet dirt, beer (Just checking to see if your paying attention ;-) pine, spring rain. The nose is very complex because many of the notes are very strong and blend. The warmer I let it get the more rich it smells.

The taste is equally complex and dominated by by the hops which are crisp, bitter and has notes of grapefruit, butter, sea weed, and it al floats on a bed of sweet malt that rises in the middle. The initial flavor is a crisp strong hoppiness that is powerfully bitter that falls to the sweet malt that then finishes with a softer more subtle and savory bitterness.

The mouthfeel is rich, coats the palate and releases at just the right time allowing the the drinker to experience the rich earthiness of this Imperial IPA that is one of the most complex and enjoyable beers ever.

Overall this is a superior example of an Imperial IPA with the typical excursiveness you would expect from an American IPA. I would go so far as to label this a Hybrid California/Imperial IPA. The difference being is that they got this one perfect! This is an exceptional beer that distinguishes itself from the majority. I find this one to be a fantastic and unique beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 22:45:08 | More by AtrumAnimus
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Texas

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-13-2014 13:24:29 | More by lpotter
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Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Texas

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-28-2014 02:59:55 | More by kew
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Hop Delusion from Karbach Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.