Hopadillo IPA | Karbach Brewing Co.

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3.76/5
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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
Ranking:
#21,138
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
819
pDev:
12.23%
Bros Score:
3.63
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
340
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 819 |  Reviews: 95
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisG523
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kret12
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryan_sprayberry
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lcdawg
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMe8
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mintzmeet
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chiefbender
1.96/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Photo of KrisLambert
3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look - copper color with lots of head
Smell - English floral citrus scents
Taste - pine, citrus but some good caramel malts
Feel - medium full body with a medium light carbonation
Overall - pretty good beer

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3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Blazer22
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sholbert
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can. Clear dark golden color. Head about an inch thick, persistent. Mostly citrus nose, slight floral hop and malt is there, but barely. Malt comes through more on the palate. Goes with the citrus and some tropical notes.

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3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffdr123
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Four Points Houston. Brass color unusual for an IPA. Tall head, then lots of lacing. A mild IPA with a touch of sweetness. As much pine as citrus.

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3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was the only craft beer on tap at a Houston Cajun restaurant on a recent trip, so I tried it. The ale was a perfect pairing with my crawfish etoufee and fried oysters, but stands very well on its own too.
Served with a nice ivory head that dissipated w/in 90 seconds leaving very nice lacing. Pretty reddish orange (a hair too red to be true to style, but wtf). Light hop bouquet with pleasant damp cardboard tones. Bittering is not over the top, balancing nicely with the drier malt presentation. Medium body, crisp, tastes of some light oak treatment. The lighter body and only hints of sweetness leave the alcohol noticeable at just around 6.5%. There is room for the spicy flavors from citra and Amarillo and perhaps some noble hops to show.
Very nice interpretation of the style, closer to the British rather than the American type. Commendable craftsmanship in this brew. I ordered a second pint.

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3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Light copper color, clear. Medium carbonation. Spongy light beige head.

Aroma:
Mild aroma... Citrus, herbal, sweet malt, slight caramel.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Hop bitterness is medium, citrus, leafy, a little earthy. Strong malt backbone, bready, caramel, toffee. Finish crisp, slight bitter. Medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated.

Overall:
Doesn't really taste like a typical American IPA, it's more malty than hoppy. It's still a delicious beer.

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3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had it on draft at the airport. The service was horrible but the beer fantastic. Smooth, earthy, with no bitter backdraft to plague me over Oklahoma.

Extremely refreshing, with meditative appeal.

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Hopadillo IPA from Karbach Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 819 ratings
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