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Hop Delusion - Karbach Brewing Co.

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222 Ratings
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 35
Gots: 35 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

RayUF07, Jun 01, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

jwff, May 31, 2013
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WickedD365, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jgbiggs, May 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

bdpeters, May 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

JayAre46, May 16, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
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!

Ford, May 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

MaddDogg84, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jenray, Mar 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

ilikebeer03, Mar 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Texasfan549, Mar 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

kjkinsey, Mar 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

drummermattie02, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of champ103
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I have had this several times at the brewery, though this is the first I have seen this at bars. On cask at Hay Merchant in Houston.

A: Pours a beautiful bright and hazed orange color. A two finger egg white head forms. Dense, pillowing, and with excellent retention. A cap of foam stays throughout. Spiderweb lace is left all the way down the glace. This is a looker.
S: This pops with tropical fruits. Orange, mango, banana, passion fruits. Very juicy up front in the nose. Followed by an almost candy like sweetness, though that fades in a second. Finishes more on the dank side, but still exceptional balance between fruits, juice, enough sweetness for balance, and bitter dankness.
T: At first dank hops take over. Though that quickly fades to that great fruit juicy hop flavor that popped and burst on to the senses in the nose. Some sweetness for a second. Then, again finishes with that dank hop, lingering bitterness which is just a bit strong for me. Still excellent.
M/D: A wonderful full body, that is silky smooth. Though with enough carbonation for a crisp bite in the finish. A superlative mouthfeel on cask. I very much enjoyed this. For me to get through two glasses of a DIPA is saying something.

An amazing cask. This will be a huge hit once it is released in full force. Endeavour is great, but this might top it for the best DIPA in Houston. Hmm, need to do a side by side when this comes out in bottles. Highly recommended.

champ103, Mar 15, 2013
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Hop Delusion from Karbach Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.