Hopadillo IPA
Karbach Brewing Co.

Hopadillo IPAHopadillo IPA
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IPA - American
Ranked #5,800
Ranked #33,393
3.77 | pDev: 11.94%
Karbach Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
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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kflorence from Texas

4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
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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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
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
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BroBobby70 from Texas

3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
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
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puck1225 from Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%
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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Gansito_Slim from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
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
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
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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AlCaponeJunior from Texas

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
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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zzsimons from North Carolina

3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
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
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
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
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imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
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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jweshood68 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
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
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
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
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WillieThreebiers from Arizona

2.33/5  rDev -38.2%
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
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4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Discovered at an Embassy Suites Houston a few years ago, vaguely remembering an excellent IPA with a “hopadillo type” name from a local Houston brewing company, then moved on thinking it was a flash in the pan local brewer success. Now I just discovered they sell a hopadillo named beer at Costco and Aldi in North Texas, so bought the cans. Poured in a glass, and immediately recalled that Houston visit and the great IPA from Houston...that’s how unique and great this IPA is! One of the best I’ve had.

Feb 23, 2020
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance - The beer pours a orange amber color with a one finger head white foam. The head has good retention fading slowly over time to leave a good sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The aroma is big of bready and citrus smell mixed with some light tropical fruit aromas. Some other aromas of candied sugar and some caramel are there as well giving a nice area overall.
Taste - The taste begins with a big bready and caramel taste with lots of tropical fruits as well. There is a good sum of grapefruit hop as well, creating a nice sweeter and malty taste with a decent hop hit. At the end, the grapefruit surges and is joined by a bit of herbal hop to leave a nicely hopped and sweet taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is thick and chewy with a medium carbonation. The feel is good overall and makes for an easy drinking brew.
Overall- A quite tasty brew with a easy drinking feel an taste.

Aug 10, 2019
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TrojanRB from Texas

3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent amber with lots of visible carbonation and a pillow of fluffy head that has great retention

Nose is pine dominant, with some secondary citrus

Taste is piney, resinous

Sweet, a little syrupy, full bodied mouthfeel

Marketed as a “Texas style” ipa, this is west coast through and through

Jul 24, 2019
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JimboBrews54 from Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very west coast IPA. The malty notes I could tell hung around, the hop profile was clean and crisp. This one has been one of my first introductions to that style. Much like resilience, this one had a strong flavor profile and a firm hop category. The malty flavors lingered around and it was really good.

Apr 30, 2019
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jadpsu from Georgia

4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

LOOK: Pours a crystal clear amber color with an abundant sticky slightly off white head that lasts forever and renders plenty of side glass lace.
AROMA: Balanced with a bread malt foundation and some resin, aromatic hops.
TASTE: Some tart citrus, mix with melon and the malt foundation.
This was tasty. A moderate IPA with great balance.

Apr 12, 2019
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aatazebeats from Texas

3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This feels like a pretty strong IPA, even though it's not really that strong. Smells of pine, mango and alcohol. Taste is very complex with notes of honey mango, citrus, hops (both dry and wet) and pineapple. Feels creamy and rich for an IPA. yet sharp with alcohol. It's one of the few beers I've had as to where it tastes stronger than it actually is. This is a very complex beer, I can see why a lot of people love it. Just a little too bitter for me. Not bad.

3.35 - B
Not too bad

Apr 10, 2019
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Harrison8 from Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a transparent copper with a finger of white foam. Aroma is herbal, citrus, spicy, resiny hops and bready malts. Flavor profile follows suit, with a light addition of earthy malts. Mouth feel is lightly still and medium in thickness, producing a very simplistic, easy-going experience. Overall, mild IPA with a very mellow attitude.

Draft. Reviewed on phone.

Apr 01, 2019
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can with a 26 April 2019 in March 2019.
Pours with a durable, frothy, white head and a deep amber body. Excellent clarity.
Complex flavor and aroma. Mild bitterness up front but it leaves a quite bitter aftertaste. Pine-centric with some bready grain flavors. Alcohol is surprisingly obvious in the aroma.

Mar 30, 2019
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flashmacgyver from Texas

5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

hey, seriously. I make beer and i've tried all kinds.
The complexity of this beer is amazing. This ipa is the king of all ipas! it should have way higher ratings on here. This is a classic! hey, if you are into porters, or stouts cool. but for an ipa, this it. I scoured the net to find like kind recipes for this after turning all my friends on to it and yup... lots of different hops at different stages in boil (mostly cascade i think) and lots of different hops dropped in at different times to dry hop. for that lip smacking goodness. If i ever do try to replicate this beer it will be the most difficult beer I have made that didn't have fruit or other spices in it.... and no wonder?! That is what you taste in this ipa. Hop wizardry ya'll!! A lot of experience and experimentation went into this beer -you can taste it. whoever made up this beer is the gordon ramsay of beer i think. no frou frou... just great ingredients used methodically to make the perfect ipa. great job!!! thank you. It's been years, and i keep trying to find an ipa that tops it and i can't. i mean, so many different hops at just the right times in the process - very nice.

Mar 29, 2019
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BJB13 from Maryland

3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft pour

Not bad.
Nice citrus/fruity nose. Flavor is tropical and slightly hop forward. Hop character is subdued. This one may be more in line with an American Pale Ale.

Mar 20, 2019
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the can, it pours a clear amber with a nice thick head, The nose is filled with the scent of citrus and some malt. The mouth gets some pineapple and more malt.

Feb 22, 2019
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Billolick from New York

3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, enjoy by 3-30-19 daring stamped on the bottom

Typical maple Amber look here.

Nondescript sniff, a bit on the malty side

Middle of the road, balanced kinda IPA, on the maple malty dies with a moderate hop bite in the finish...meh..decent stuff, on the sweet n malty side of the ipa spectrum

Feb 09, 2019
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