Hopadillo IPA | Karbach Brewing Co.

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85
very good
782 Ratings
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82
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Hopadillo IPAHopadillo IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
karbachbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by champ103 on 09-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
782
Reviews:
85
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
324
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Stout_Scout
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of prbaker61
2.71/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of kbrown
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkn09
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kristopher3
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DesertFox24
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abrodsky
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stutz
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.02/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Orange-amber with an off-white head.

Smell is rug, grapefruit and pine.

Taste is sharp grapefruit, orange, pine, toast and a little butter.

Thin, fizzy and semi-dry.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into pint glass, thanks to Russ P for the brew.
A: pours a great copper orange body, carbonation, 1 finger white foam head that quickly fades to the perimeter, some stringy lacing
S: caramel malt, light earthy hops, floral hops
M: medium body with a semi dry finish on the tongue
T: toasted malt, caramel, floral hops, hint of pine oil resin, cracker, earthy piney finish
O: good brew, easy ipa, flavors meld well.

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Photo of bisonfort
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ok drinking IPA. Had at Buffalo Wild Wings in Houston airport.

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Photo of McClinton
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tucquan
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2017-04-04 in Arlington, TX from a 12 oz can.

A - Very clear gold with a 1-finger off white head and good lace.

S - Moderately dank, light citrus, biscuit.

T - Toasted white bread, pine, caramel, citrus, earthy spice. Flavor isn't dank. Moderately bitter finish.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Lightly resinous.

O - Bought this at a gas station by the hotel on my overnight trip here from PA. It was the only local IPA in the cooler. Pretty good all things considered.

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Photo of chubenzino
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours clear and amber colored with a full, foamy head; nice stickage and a few shards of lacing remain

Smell: Caramel malt tones buttressed by piney, spicy hops

Taste: Caramel forward with piney hops building; hints of pith and earthy tones, through the middle; moderate bitterness arrives and lingers, merging with the sweeter tones in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A pleasant drinker, with a Cook's tour around the hop world

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Photo of DrMeek
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burkbom23
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of california_republic
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Clear, dark amber with ample head. Poured out of a can.

Smell: I forgot to do this one when originally writing the review, but I remember it was quite piney and not as citrusy as the west coast IPAs.

Taste: The bitterness is what hits you first, and it just covers up everything else. Can't say that I get much out of here except for strong piney hops and maybe a bit of malt? The citrus that was in the nose is nowhere to be found.

Finish/Feel: Bubbly, light, and actually quite crisp and smooth and not sticky even though this is steps on the line between IPA and DIPA. However, the hops are very bold with a very piney note. Can't say it's especially fruity. Burps have an apple/pear note however.

Overall: Definitely not one of my A-list west coast IPAs, but they could have done a lot worse (see: Watermelon Dorado). My problem with it is that it's just not very complex, since the bitterness sprints out at you masking out a lot of the other flavors. There also isn't very much sweetness to it. Karbach probably threw in every hop in the world with this one but you can't really taste the key notes of any except for the "essence of hop" pine and bitterness you get from all of them. It's similar to making a soda out of all the flavors at the soda fountain, except with hops. It'll still taste good but you sure won't be able to detect all the nuances of each soda you're putting in and it ends up tasting pretty flat.

The astringency of the bitterness and cleanness of the finish does make it well-suited for pairing with salty/rich foods, however. Good for a local beer with the local food, but I'm really not sure why Hopadillo needs to be. Sure it's not bad, but it's not outstanding in an incredibly crowded market. The fact that AB now owns Karbach leaves me with even more questions because Hopadillo really doesn't stand out amongst the amazing nationally distributed IPAs out there.

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Photo of allentownpaguy
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chivermac
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aasher
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dleiner
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayW1966
4.6/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful, rich, orange color with a wonderful citrus aroma followed by a distinct taste of grapefruit and a hoppy finish. This is one IPA that won't be flying under the radar much longer.

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Hopadillo IPA from Karbach Brewing Co.
3.75 out of 5 based on 782 ratings.
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