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Hop Delusion - Karbach Brewing Co.

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95
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232 Ratings
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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 43
Gots: 38 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber pours a lightly hazed copper color with a fairly big cap of off-white head. Decent retention and lacing.

Nose is juicy as hell! Like squeezing some hops and grapefruit into a shot glass. Malts are just a shade lighter than caramel.

Taste is pretty damn hoppy...has an interesting profile where bitterness strikes right away, then fades to hop flavor and then the bitterness strikes again as a lingering sharpness. Limes...yes, yes - remember those Slush Puppie machines from back in the day where it would dispense the sweetened crushed ice and then you could add your own flavoring?? Thats exactly what this reminds me of, a Slush Puppie with an extra squirt or five of the unsweetened lime flavoring. Malts are sweet and grainy but really dont provide a whole lot of flavor. Interesting IIPA, and I think it is really good...but, I think I like SA Endeavour better.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Solid looking. Burnt orange with nice head and lacing. Smell is orange, tangerines, and guava. Tons of citrus notes. Good upfront bitterness that rides on the palate throughout. Like the aroma I'm getting tons of guava and tangerines in the finish. Good tropical notes. As it warms toasted malt starts to overwhelm the citrus and is really taking away from the flavor. A toasty sweetness takes over. Around 3/4 of the way through it gets pretty taxing to drink. Heavy, sweet and sticky mouthfeel. Better than Rodeo Clown.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
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!

Hop Delusion from Karbach Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.