Hopadillo IPA
Karbach Brewing Co.

Hopadillo IPAHopadillo IPA
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From:
Karbach Brewing Co.
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,195
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,788
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 11.7%
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
841
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 29, 2022
Added:
Sep 09, 2011
Wants:
  36
Gots:
  400
SCORE
85
Very Good
Hopadillo IPAHopadillo IPA
Notes: A "Texas-style IPA" at ~70 IBU and brewed with a combination of American, English and German hops (German Magnum, Chinook, Amarillo, Citra, Simcoe, East Kent Goldings). Dry-hopped too.
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Rated: 3.8 by smithj4 from New York

Nov 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by tpauer from New Hampshire

Oct 05, 2022
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Reviewed by texasAUtiger from Texas

3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the can a nice copper-amber color. Give this beer credit for not being timid: it says it's hoppy and bitter and it delivers on that promise. This particular style is just not in my wheelhouse.
Jul 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by Gerred from Missouri

May 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

May 01, 2022
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Reviewed by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On draft at some bbq joint in the Houston airport. Pours a copper color with decent head. Smells sweet, citrus, wafts of bready malt. It tastes like a hoppy hybrid, citrus, that bready malt again caramel, a little spice, smooth and not too bitter. I didn’t have a lot of time to drink before my next flight but it was no problem to slam it down the hatch. A worthy offering from Karbach, cheers!
Apr 17, 2022
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Can pour- clear amber with white head leaving frosty lacing. Nose is malty with hints of pine and melon. Taste follows with a hint of citrus. Finish is slightly dry.
Mar 17, 2022
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Rated by Lampro from Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This IPA checks the boxes for me: nicely bitter with some citrusy notes.
Dec 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Bearded1R from West Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It's a IPA, alright. And it's been years since I had it, so I'm not best advice giver on the matter. But for a dark beer lover, I would recommend it. It even goes down smooth, but never could master the technique of sipping it without having a hopadillo-mustache.
Dec 09, 2021
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Reviewed by kflorence from Texas

4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours an amber in color with golden hues and a thick, frothy head atop. Good amount of lacing as you drink. Looks balanced. Aroma is not strong, but I get some melon and pine with and a solid, roasted, caramel malt profile. A hint of alcohol as it warms. Taste follows the look and the aroma. This is a very nicely balanced American IPA. Melon and citrus up front with the roasted malts coming through towards the swallow. Not as piney on the tongue as in the aroma. Finishes a little bit dry with lingering lemon rind and toasty grain on the tongue. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy. The carbonation is spot on; average, but zesty on the tongue. Very drinkable at 6.6% -- the alcohol is masked nicely.

This is honestly a perfect example of a balanced, American IPA. It's not overly complex, but it's got a good amount of flavor and it drinks very smoothly. Definitely a refined offering that I would seek out again. Not sure why it isn't rated higher. Cheers!
Nov 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Dark copper penny colored with an inch of creamy brown on top. Moderate lacing. The aroma is of bready malt and pine, but I had to seek it out. I’m tasting bready malt and a touch of piney hops. The mouth is lightly sticky and dry.
Nov 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by HighwayChile from Kansas

Nov 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.4 by TWStandley from Massachusetts

Nov 12, 2021
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Reviewed by BroBobby70 from Texas

3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
19.2 oz. Can poured into Imperial pint glass
Look: Amber color, 4 finger orange head, medium CO2, nice lacing, good retention
Smell: Citrus, sweet with hints of floral
Taste: Hoppy, medium bitterness with floral hints
Feel: A little flat, flavor lingers
Overall: An OK IPA. Not my favorite style but it is drinkable.
Pair with spicy foods, roast pork or chicken, Indian food Duh
Oct 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by AustinRT from Texas

Oct 17, 2021
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I am very surprised I have not rated this beer. I have had it many time and it is a “go to” if there is a limited beer selection. Tonight was one of those time. Went to a local restaurant and this was on tap. This is a nice if fairly standard IPA.

Golden yellow color with with good head and curtain lacing. Piney and citrus smell and taste. Pleasant bitter finish and decent feel. It goes well with food, especially something with some spice. Tonight it went with shrimp and grits!
Aug 25, 2021
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Rated by Yung_Beethoven94 from California

3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75
Overall, this beer was pretty good. There’s way better ipas out there but with this one being the only one on tap around my area, it hit the spot.
Aug 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.7 by Mctr234 from Rhode Island

Jul 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Jul 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.47 by superwho24 from Arkansas

Jul 03, 2021
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Reviewed by Gansito_Slim from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I have drank a great many of these through 2020 and early 2021. Looks like Lipton iced tea with a bit of froth. Smell is a bit of malt with a piney hop vibe, nothing too exotic. Taste is similar - resinous/grassy hop flavor, medium-darkish malt. Not much brightness or citrus. Mouthfeel has moderate carbonation with just a bit too much stickiness for my taste.

A decent brew compared to most macros. A bit on the heavier side.
May 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.78 by craigbelly from Iowa

Apr 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.58 by Khaack from New York

Mar 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by hester7 from Texas

Mar 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.6 by Gregory88 from California

Feb 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drinking this at home.
Poured from a can into a pint glass.
Looks amber orange with a nice foamy head that dropped quickly.
Smells, citrusy, piney, grapefruit and a bit malty.
Mouth feel is medium plus for the style.
Overall a nice piney, grapefruit IPA that I would love to try on tap.
Feb 19, 2021
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Reviewed by AlCaponeJunior from Texas

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Orange to reddish tan and mostly clear, 2 finger white head left some sticky lace.

Caramel malts and resiny hops blend nicely to make a very drinkable, regular local go-to beer.
Jan 25, 2021
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Reviewed by zzsimons from North Carolina

3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
**disclaimer** Reviewed at dallas hotel bar after flight cancelled

enjoyed the amber look and taste. Light head. Having 3-4 of these 19.2oz cans should help the buckeyes win the semifinal
Jan 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by raust from Texas

Dec 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Oct 11, 2020
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Reviewed by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a beautiful orange/amber color with a tall beige head that wants to stay. Smells of pine, citrus, malts, earth & floral notes as well. The hoppy bite is the first thing that catches your attention, then the malts come in to mellow it out quite nicely. Medium-bodied with an almost heavy feel to it, goes down smooth nonetheless. Very good IPA, it is perfectly balanced.
Sep 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by Jarrod_LC from Louisiana

Sep 05, 2020
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: pours a clear deep golden-near-amber body with an off-white frothy foam head that slowly fades (medium retention) to a cardboard thick cap, leaving a lot of foam lacing along the way
S: clean earthy hop, thick sweet caramel malt, sweet floral citrus
T: follows the nose, finishing with a full on earthy dry bittersweet finish
F: medium carbonation with a smooth, medium body. earthy dry finish that kinda sticks to the cheeks.

Overall (personal opinion):
fantastic. this is a solid example of a straight forward dry hopped IPA, displaying lush and sweet citrus, a noteable malt profile, earthy hops, and managing an overall smooth sailing experience. this is what I imagine when I think of "IPA" personally - which is amazing since this is the first time i've tried this brew. didn't expect this in the slightest when picking it up! will certainly come back for this benchmark beauty. the advertising for this one is way off - they put the idea of bittersweet hop being "bitter" forward, while this brew merely tacks it on to round the experience out.
very tempted to rate this a 4.5, but I am already alarmed at how much more my initial rating here raises above the overall consensus. I will circle back once trying again to reassess.
Sep 02, 2020
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Reviewed by jweshood68 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a summertime staple in my Houston, TX habitat. Bottled is better than canned for sure, and on tap awesome! IPA all the way! This beer pours with a heavy foam head and comes down slow; hazy yellow color with Refreshing sweet citrus aroma that makes you want to chug it; but the flavor is a smooth citrus flavor that relaxes the tastebuds and make you want to slow down and make it last and coming back for more.
Jul 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by gboley from California

Jun 11, 2020
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.27/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
a; crystal clear; copper colored; 2 finger finely pored off white head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: earthy; a little sour milkish;

T: follows the nose initially, then sweet toffee through the finish; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: Off putting aroma and a flavor that didn't scream IPA; other than the bitter finish, nothing about the flavor or aroma were attractive to me;
May 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Marvicsin from California

Mar 13, 2020
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

2.33/5  rDev -38%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
I wish Budweiser would work up the courage to put their name on their products instead of hiding behind shell facades of craft breweries that they are not.
Mar 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.13 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Mar 02, 2020
Hopadillo IPA from Karbach Brewing Co.
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