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Hop Delusion - Karbach Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 48
Gots: 41 | 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:
Beer added by: champ103 on 03-15-2013

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.
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Dope
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I don't see a date but this appears to be quite fresh.

A: Pours a clear amber with a huge fluffy tan head. Head fades away slowly, leaving a big island behind. Lots of heavy lacework from top to bottom of the glass.

S: Oh yeah. Huge fruity aroma. Sweet candied citrus. Tropical fruits like mangos and pineapple and ...is it papaya? Maybe even sweet melons? Wonderful fruity hops. Absolutely mouthwatering aroma.

T: Big, sharp fruity hops. Again with the tropical fruits. Has a strong, dank resinous hop flavor in addition to the citrus and tropical fruits. Just a little caramel in the finish before the waver of bitterness kicks in. Not overly bitter if I'm honest. Just big juicy hop flavor throughout.

M: Medium bodied, pretty smooth, barely drying. A bit of astringency in the finish with a bit of sticky hop oils.

O: Seriously good IPA. One of the best, if not THE best aromas on an IPA I've ever had. No knock against the beer, but the flavor couldn't hold up to the smell. It's still delicious, it's just that the aroma was THAT good. Need to make an air freshener out of this smell. My first Karbach beer and man what a doozy. Absolutely wonderful, wish they distributed up here.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of inlimbo77
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz, spring 2013
Riedel tulip

A: Deep orange color. Full finger of off white head. Egg shell like color. Sticky lacing sheeting. Good carbonation.

S: True to label, very dank and resinous here. More earthy and pine aromas. Some hints of orange. Sweet malts.

T: Nice hop punch on the front of the tongue. Nice tarts of bitterness attack the taste buds. Again, more of the earthy herbal notes. Some pine. You do get some sweet fruit flavors of orange and tangerine. Finish is dry with lingering bitterness still hitting the tongue.

M: It's medium bodied.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange and clear with a real nice head that had plenty of staying power and left real good sticky lace.

True to its name, it's jammed full of hops. Very high perceived bitterness, a whopping aroma, and a ;ungent, fruity, massive hop flavor scream out IPA in every possible way. There's a touch of malt flavors and profiles, but they're residual only. This beer is about the hops.

Body is thick and oily, almost full, with a pronounced hop bitterness and long linger of bitter.

Tasty IIPA for sure.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Hop Delusion from Karbach Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.