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:
563
Reviews:
77
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
14.48%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
188
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Stout_Scout
4.72/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LXIXME
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcel371
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Skellbop
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Luckydog91
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMeek
4.72/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aasher
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wizzle32
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of S-Taylor
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warlock_with_a_backpack
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Amp
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Treycotton
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Icedog
5/5  rDev +34%
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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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DudMan
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HipCzech
3.88/5  rDev +4%
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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Photo of Wiz99
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jellibeen
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SargeMcCluck
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep amber with a short-lived, off-white head.

The aroma is nicely layered with orange and guava. Moderate biscuit malts prop up the background, but unfortunately come first to overwhelm much of the hop complexity on the tongue. Doesn't warrant the 9%.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rogerlb
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is an attractive dark orange/ amber. Opaque with quite a head, two-finger high with frothy sudsy consistency. Lacing is rigorous around the glass throughout the drink.

Aroma is juicy, malty, and rich. Quite good. A bit of dank hops in there slightly.

Taste is immediately malty, hoppy, and more of that tart juiciness. Like many of my favorite strong DIPAs, I also feel a hot booziness throughout (it's 9.5%) but the hoppy bitter edge seems to prevent it from souring the whole thing. There's also a sweet malt undertone that comes across, everything seems strong here, like a barleywine -- but the hops keeps it from being too grapey.

A DIPA that is both citrusy and aggressive. Not a lot of subtlety, a little sudsy, but all elements work.

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Rodeo Clown from Karbach Brewing Co.
3.73 out of 5 based on 563 ratings.
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