Roshambo Belgian Style IPA - Karbach Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BryanCarey:
4.03/5 rDev +5.5%
Roshambo Belgian IPA pours to a gold/tan color with a floral and citrus nose. The foam on this beer looks nice and it does leave some good lacing on your glass as you consume.
Roshambo is a complex beer with floral, fruity, and Belgian yeast notes. The presence of American hops is obvious and they impart a certain spiciness that is more than evident, but countered in an interesting way by the Belgian yeast.
Karbach describes this brew as a unique beer with a little kick to it- a simple yet accurate description. Combining IPA and Belgian beer into one, it features several complementary taste sensations. The beer is a little stronger than average, but it manages to maintain a smoothness and drinkability that keeps you intrigued to the end.
Roshambo is certainly a beer worth trying and will be available year- round in bomber bottles. If you find yourself uncertain what beer to try on your next beer store visit, play a round of roshambo and settle the decision, once and for all. You will be glad you did.
04-27-2013 01:47:10 | More by BryanCarey
More User Reviews:
3.29/5 rDev -13.9%
Poured from 22 oz bomber into APA glass.
A: Golden amber with enormous 4-5 finger fluffy white head that hung around for a long time like a marshmallow cloud. Some chunky lacing on the glass...
S: Biscuit, sweet malts, and maybe a bit of grapefruit and pine resin.
T: Sweet malts and biscuits. A faint hints of citrus with some bitter hops, but definitely subdued. I was expecting a bigger hop assault but didn't get it. The bottle labels as a Belgian IPA but I don't really get any specific Belgian qualities here either. Maybe this one is a bit past it's prime?
M: Medium body and fairly well carbonated.
O: Decent brew, but not one of my favorites. There are several other IPA's, Belgian and otherwise, that I would choose first.
03-14-2014 00:12:52 | More by richj1970
3.18/5 rDev -16.8%
Pours out a hazy copper with a quickly receding white head. I smell light pale malts, a bit of booze, and some piney/citrus hops. Flavor is a bit too sweet for my liking. Malts are somewhat bready. This is quite malty overall. I'm not getting enough bitterness to balance the sweet. Floral hop in the finish. I hardly get any Belgian character. Would I even get any Belgian character if this wasn't called a "Belgian Style IPA?" I don't think so. Expecting "Belgian," I'd hoped for a more bubbly beer. Overall this was really smooth on the tongue.
This certainly isn't a bad IPA, but I don't see the justification of buying this over Hopadillo, especially since Hopadillo comes in a 6 of cans (at a better dollar/oz. ration). I think I would've liked this more if I wasn't expecting a more "Belgian style" beer (as marketed).
This gets boozy as it warms up. Not feeling this.
05-06-2013 01:38:44 | More by goochpunch
4.06/5 rDev +6.3%
This ale pours out a nice dirty golden color, think of a dark golden wheat color, the body is hazy and topped off with a nice tan head roughly a finger and a half thick. Citrus fruits like grapefruit and lemons first hit your nose; orange zest coriander and mild pineapple also come through mixed in with some spiciness. Its light and crisp on the tongue; the spices and hop are upfront but not overpowering. The citrus fruits follow and then the mild bitterness kicks in. Over all this is a very smooth tasting Belgian IPA and the flavor is well done. I’ll certainly be buying a few more of these!
11-18-2013 18:45:45 | More by vickersspitfire
3.44/5 rDev -9.9%
The Roshambo poured an opaque copper with a substantial off white head. The aroma held Belgian yeast mixed with citrus and floral hops. The taste had Belgian yeast and slight clove notes on the front that faded quickly into the bitter hops which were slightly fruity citrus and floral. The Roshambo was a great full flavored brew with a good hop bitterness that coated my palate. While it did not seem to be a straight Belgian IPA as advertised, it was still a decent IPA from the folks at Karbach.
08-19-2013 17:54:47 | More by brurevu
4.08/5 rDev +6.8%
22 oz. bottle poured into a large snifter.
A: Pours a deep burnt orange color. Nice head. About 1-2 fingers worth. Fades slowly to a ring around the glass and a bit thin layer over the top. Decent lacing.
S: grapefruit, citrus, pine. very nice.
T: similar to the nose. grapefruit, pine, citrus, orange peel. I get a bit of bready-ness on the back end. At 7.5% alcohol this is no abv bomb, but the alcohol is masked well, none-the-less. Hop flavor lingers in the mouth
M: good mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Coats the mouth well, but not in the way that a stout would.
O: good beer. Decently priced for a bomber at 4.99 in specs. Look forward to drinking this again at the brewery.
05-20-2013 22:56:43 | More by ilikebeer03
Roshambo Belgian Style IPA from Karbach Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.