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Hop Delusion - Karbach Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

216 Ratings
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 34
Gots: 33 | 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%

Meleah, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Danielbt
3/5  rDev -29.6%

Danielbt, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of st9647v3
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

st9647v3, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of juliusseizure
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

juliusseizure, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of whoneeds8
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip glass translucent amber with a huge thick frothy white head. Great head retention and wonderful lacing. Scent is strong with a plethora of hops. The taste isn't a wham hop wallop, but it is a good punch of a well balanced variety. Aftertaste is just a hint of caramel, but your tongue is still getting it's butt kicked with hops.

whoneeds8, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of PhatAtUT
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

PhatAtUT, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev -6.1%

SmellsofMahagony, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of bluetrevian
5/5  rDev +17.4%

bluetrevian, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of dcloeren
4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear and crisp burnt orange with 2 fingers of sticky off white foam. Excellent head retention and some nice sticky lacing.

The aroma is exploding out if my glass. Citrus soaked pine sap with wonderful notes of melon and grapefruit as well. I almost get a sugary caramelized note as well with the caramel malt backbone.

The taste is amazing. Very citrus forward with melon and pineapple as well followed by a hop assault on my palate. The malt takes a back seat making this am absolute citrus hop bomb!

Medium bodied with an appropriate amount of carbonation. This is goin down almost too easy... Great hop dragon finish makes you thirsty for more.

Overall this is the best DIPA to come out of TX hands down. Will gladly put it up against any if the more well known hop bombs out there.

dcloeren, Jun 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

HopAG, Jun 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

spycow, Jun 16, 2013
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.

twiggamortis420, Jun 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

PaulUH, Jun 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Andonato, Jun 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

BruceBruce, Jun 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

VernonBaxter, Jun 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

lndsy, Jun 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

ThirdEyePA, Jun 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Gagnonsux, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

RayUF07, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of jwff
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.

jwff, May 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

StArnoldFan, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

abex44, May 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

kspongeworthy, May 24, 2013
Hop Delusion from Karbach Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.