Rodeo Clown | Karbach Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
62.5%
Liked This Beer
3.8 w/ 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by champ103 on 10-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,499
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
570
Liked:
356
Avg:
3.8/5
pDev:
13.95%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
191
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 570 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of DudMan
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HipCzech
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
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 +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jellibeen
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SargeMcCluck
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
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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Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rogerlb
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
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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Photo of russpowell
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours copper colored with 2 fingers of cream colored head Good lacing & above average head retention

S: Grassy, leafy & herbal hops

T: Pine, cakeyness, herbal & orange peel hoppyness up front, leafy hops as well. Cakeyness & leafy hops as this warms, pears as well, a touch of caramel & a little booze warmth. Finishes bready with leafy & woody hops, a little pine too

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation , alright balance

Drinks easy enough, just not quite put together the way I like my DIPAs

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Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.64/5  rDev -30.5%
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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Photo of DesertFox24
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rpm0003
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BillRoth
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of donspublic
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Should be listed as a barley wine. Great malty hoppy beer

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Photo of Mortarforker
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bustersuess
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of varian7
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BockMan
4.57/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sd123
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WittyBeerReference
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It does packs a punch has a powerful unique flavor. Difficult to fully describe Unlike any other I've tried I wouldn't place it as a top tier DIPA.

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Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mjward
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jmills3
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rodeo Clown from Karbach Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 62.5% out of 100 with 570 ratings
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