Rodeo Clown | Karbach Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by champ103 on 10-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
568
Reviews:
78
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
14.4%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
191
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Dope
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Date is smudged but I think it says 5th or 6th month, 12th day, 2017. One or two months old.

A: Pours a clear dark amber with a tall light brown head. Excellent head retention as it doesn't like to fade out at all. Heavy and thick walls of lacing to boot.

S: Citrusy and sweet. Definitely a lot of malt base.

T: More of the same, citrusy hops up front and then a tidal wave of sweetness. Heavy caramel malt makes for a syrupy sweet base. Hops kick back in in the finish, sort of a citrusy but also herbal and piney hop hit.

M: Heavy, syrupy at times.

O: Hmph, a very malt-focused DIPA for sure. Very heavy on the caramel, not a ton of hops in this one. More for the "balanced IPA' lovers.

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Photo of phatsmackey
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsmith313
3.37/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kewharton
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stout_Scout
4.72/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LXIXME
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcel371
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Luckydog91
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMeek
4.72/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aasher
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wizzle32
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of S-Taylor
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warlock_with_a_backpack
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Amp
3.03/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Treycotton
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Icedog
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Like a walk in the forest; the hops and malts are wrapping around my taste buds in a clowning way; I'm asking was that malt or hop? Mostly both in each gulp; I'm easily downing the cold glass and looking for a refill...The reddish color says I'm your Oktober fest, that is easily forgotten when the blend of aromas escapes challenges for a better brew...Way to go Karbach!!!

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Photo of beagleyx2
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DudMan
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving: 19.2 fl oz can ("crafted on 110316") poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy reddish amber with a lush, frothy head of offwhite foam that quickly gives way to streaky lace a nice foamy cap.

Smell: Deep caramel, toasted grains, burnt sugar, pine resin and a good, vegetal dankness.

Taste: Bitter black tea with honey. Cereal sweetness balanced a good dose of hops - grapefruit and orange rind, pine needles and earthy tea. Hints at but doesn't reveal its ABV. Bitter finish lingers.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly oily and sticky; relatively light carbonation.

Overall: While far from the best DIPA, it strikes a good balance by integrating big malt and hop profiles. A very welcome addition when it first arrived on Houston's beer scene.

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Rodeo Clown from Karbach Brewing Co.
3.75 out of 5 based on 568 ratings.
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