Rodeo Clown | Karbach Brewing Co.

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570 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by champ103 on 10-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
570
Reviews:
78
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
14.4%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
191
For Trade:
3
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1/5  rDev -73.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -60%

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1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

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2/5  rDev -46.7%

Photo of sgt1833
2.09/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bbqnbeer
2.15/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Sickening sweet. What are they thinking? I wouldn't sell this stuff.

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Photo of breadwinner
2.16/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Praying this was an old can, because it was utterly undrinkable, pure booze and malt, not a shred of hops (nor even palatable malt sweetness) to reign it all in. Of course, the off apple notes, etc. tell me it probably wasn't an age issue. At any rate, If you're going to push a DIPA to 9.5%, for the love of Pete, make sure you do it well, lest it end up like this.

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2.21/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Pours out a dark amber with a thin head. Smells of a light hint of herbal hops. Smells like sugar. In the flavor: a wallop of sweetness with very restrained bitterness and hops flavor. Very hot finish. I have to admit that the mouthfeel is nice. Full and creamy. This is an IPA? Even for a barleywine, this is sweet and lacking.

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2.25/5  rDev -40%

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2.4/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Malty boozy swill, too bitter and unbalanced. Poured out the last half of the glass. Pass....

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.52/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of ThickNStout
2.53/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz can from Monkeypuker (thanks man!). Canned 12/18/13. Served in a Clown Shoes snifter.

Hazy chestnut with two fluffy fingers of manilla head. A thick layer of foam lingers, leaving big clumps of lace.

Straightforward, lackluster nose with pine, citrus zest and biscuit.

This one is a bitter bomb. Flavors of pine, earthy, floral, citrus peel, cracker, biscuit, pepper and alot of booze.

Slick medium full body with moderate carbonation. Bitter earthy hops and alcohol finish.

Ultimately this is just ok. Not much flavor to balance the heavy handed booze and bitterness. I didn't have a problem drinking the can but I won't be seeking out any more.

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2.54/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Ok has a different taste not as smooth as other double IPAs (Hops Rising) after taste ok

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2.64/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A little darker than expected, but otherwise an average looking double ipa, light auburn and brown colors, 1/3" white head. Aroma was seriously lacking anything in terms of dry hopping. For shame.

Taste, bitter, crystal malts, long boil C hops. Definitely less than average for style. The mouthfeel is almost all alcohol and bitterness. Lacks hop flavor. A tough beer to finish.

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2.66/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm being a bit generous with the 3 overall rating. This is only the 2nd. beer that I poured out after tasting, the other being a Carling Black Label that rode in the trunk of a car for an entire summer. This tastes like a cheap malt liquor to me, yuck.

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2.73/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Really sweet and malty for a DIPA...enough to really overpower the hops. Drinkable and different, but not something I'd add to my list of preferred beers.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Archdale74
2.78/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Way too malty, zero hop presence

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Rodeo Clown from Karbach Brewing Co.
3.75 out of 5 based on 570 ratings.
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