Clown Lounge
Karbach Brewing Co.

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From:
Karbach Brewing Co.
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 14.36%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
61
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 16, 2020
Added:
Feb 19, 2014
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  13
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: None
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Rated: 5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by exl_90 from Texas

Aug 08, 2015
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at his tasting.

2014 vintage. F.U.N. Series 009.

Pours a murky dark reddish-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, bourbon, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop and wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has slightly better bourbon barrel aged qualities in the smell.

Serving type: bottle.
Jun 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.18 by MarkyMOD from Colorado

Dec 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.26 by markgugs from New Jersey

Nov 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Dicers from California

Nov 14, 2014
 
Rated: 1.75 by nathanmiller from New York

Oct 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Axnjxn from North Carolina

Oct 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4.12 by randyb0007 from Texas

Sep 13, 2014
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Reviewed by Brenden from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
Tasting 9/9/14

Clown Lounge is a very cloudy, even thick, orange-red color with a bright flare in the body despite its thickness. The head, a yellow-tinted near-white, is a creamy and dense one that achieves roughly one finger's height and displays very good retention while managing some sturdy patching.
It's boozy all the way but not too heavily so, sometimes the downfall with these ambitiously spirit-aged beers and particularly DIPAs, for whatever reason. It's got a nice sweetness to it that doesn't take away from the bitterness, though it keeps it from being overhanded. The barrel shows well, bringing out the typical notes of wood (in this case some dryer, less raw and more refined oak-like notes) and vanilla. The bitterness is mainly citrus and piney with an oily resinous quality to it. It's balanced by the heat and sweetness of the barrel as well as its dryness, along with caramel and just enough fruity esters.
It flows nicely, a medium but almost full body showing off both crisp and smooth while running semi-dry.
Sep 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by cfrobrew from Texas

Aug 28, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by Buttstallion from Texas

Aug 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Dogleg from Pennsylvania

Aug 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by porter0209 from Texas

Aug 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Tuck_leepulin from Texas

Aug 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jul 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by CoolEthan from California

Jul 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by akang from California

Jul 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by SocalKicks from California

Jul 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by mgr78704 from Texas

Jun 30, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Ford from Texas

Jun 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Lance87 from Texas

May 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by brandon911 from Texas

May 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Tomlin091744 from Texas

May 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by BGsWo22 from Texas

May 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Wayne17 from Texas

May 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Lukebell15 from Texas

May 06, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by zbooks from Texas

May 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by kaelahann from Texas

May 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by duff247 from Texas

Apr 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by RKristynik from Texas

Apr 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Andonato from Michigan

Apr 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by AMG55 from Indiana

Apr 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by inspektor from North Carolina

Apr 12, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Apr 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by greenspointexas from Texas

Apr 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Jon4than from Texas

Apr 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Apr 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by illcendiary from Texas

Apr 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by cwelsh55 from Pennsylvania

Apr 02, 2014
Clown Lounge from Karbach Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 67 ratings