Rodeo Clown | Karbach Brewing Co.

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565 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:
565
Reviews:
77
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
14.4%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
189
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 565 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of wejohnsn
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeaconD
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional DIPA. If you only try one from this brewery, make it this one, no question.

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

Photo of South2NW
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mateo2699
3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigchiquilin
4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dunkelnacht
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thegrimlok
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Cholinger10
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpk_tx
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Intro to the style for me. Powerful flavor. Boozy and malty more than hoppy, although there is bite. Worth a try. I may look for it again, probably on a cold night.

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Photo of sendbeer
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rorjets
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of princessbay710
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.52/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can crafted on 12/01/15 (I think) according to the bottom. Dark amber pour into a pint glass, copper white head which foamily clings to the glass in a sticky way. Lots of bubbles which stay throughout the Pretty beer. Smell is a nice tropical undertone and a clean malt forward craft brew backbone.

Taste is as you'd expect by the aroma, which is really damn surprisingly good for almost being 10% alcohol content. The malt, bready brew washes down clean with the tropical hops highlighting the way down in a spectacular, almost trippy way, reminding you that a lot is at work here that you have to pay attention to, to get the full picture. Some of the hops literally pick a spot on your taste buds and make it feel sour like a Sour Patch - others have a great presence in the back of the mouth with a little bit of bitterness fully laminated over with malt goodness.

Definitely my favorite Karbach beer, I wish they made it in a six pack though. The alcohol content may be high but there are a few other breweries, like Squatters, with six pack cans of 9%+ in the $8-9 dollar range. This is one of my favorites though, I cannot deny my love for it. Such a nice brewski.

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Photo of BTHU
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of screamline82
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Maybe my favorite of the Karbach beers (haven't tried much of their FUN Series). A solid double IPA; reliable and hoppy. Lovely golden color. Hoppy, slightly bitter taste. Bit of citrus on the nose. Just a great beer to have in a bar in Texas...especially with a steak.

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Photo of Fievel
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkn09
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of droomyster
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper body with a small head with decent retention. Aromas are malt-forward and less aggressively hoppy than I've come to expect from this style. Big biscuity and toasty malt notes blend with fresh leaf and orange peel-like hoppy aromas and flavors in a way that reminds me of Marmalade on breakfast toast. The high abv is notable on both the aroma and back-palate. Good stuff.

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Photo of martyl1000
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Crisp. Very, very good.

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Rodeo Clown from Karbach Brewing Co.
3.75 out of 5 based on 565 ratings.
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