1. Rating beers by attributes (look, smell, taste, feel, overall) is back! Read the latest update ...
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hop Delusion - Karbach Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Hop DelusionHop Delusion

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

216 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 216 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BryantForestry
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

BryantForestry, May 26, 2014
Photo of cdwil
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

cdwil, May 25, 2014
Photo of jdwilliamson79
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

jdwilliamson79, May 24, 2014
Photo of humpty1602
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

humpty1602, May 24, 2014
Photo of JDM44
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

JDM44, May 23, 2014
Photo of bkeller04
4/5  rDev -6.1%

bkeller04, May 21, 2014
Photo of DonGuido
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

DonGuido, May 20, 2014
Photo of bundy462
4/5  rDev -6.1%

bundy462, May 19, 2014
Photo of Tomlin091744
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Tomlin091744, May 19, 2014
Photo of bayern1987
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

bayern1987, May 19, 2014
Photo of 3sheets2wind
1.39/5  rDev -67.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

22 oz bomber poured into a goblet.
Pours brownish yellow with thick off white head. Substantial lacing.
Orange peel and grass in the nose.
Very imbalanced. There is a strong hop presence here but I question the proportions. The malt presence is subdued but there is an off-putting sweetness. I get some bitter grapefruit pith and alka seltzer.
This beer set my teeth on edge. I could not finish it. Overpriced. I am glad that Karbach is bucking the Texas brewery tendency to put out Kolsch and Hefe-Weizens, but I think they need to rework this one and Rodeo Clown. Lacking subtlety and drinkability.

3sheets2wind, May 19, 2014
Photo of Lukebell15
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Lukebell15, May 18, 2014
Photo of BKotch
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

BKotch, May 17, 2014
Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

buyyourfreedom, May 16, 2014
Photo of n2pux
3/5  rDev -29.6%

n2pux, May 16, 2014
Photo of Shafaegalo
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Shafaegalo, May 15, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

dmorgan310, May 15, 2014
Photo of cgrunin
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

cgrunin, May 14, 2014
Photo of JohnBender
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

JohnBender, May 14, 2014
Photo of J85jam
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

J85jam, May 13, 2014
Photo of Gregaroo
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Gregaroo, May 13, 2014
Photo of ThurmondTX
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ThurmondTX, May 12, 2014
Photo of cultclassic89
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

cultclassic89, May 11, 2014
Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

JamLand, May 08, 2014
Photo of Jon4than
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Jon4than, May 08, 2014
Hop Delusion from Karbach Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.