Hop Delusion
Karbach Brewing Co.

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Karbach Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
Imperial IPA
4.23 | pDev: 9.69%
Apr 16, 2020
Mar 15, 2013
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Notes: You are in a state of full Hop Delusion, but you knew what you signed up for when you popped this bottle. You knew that it had over 100 IBUs of hop bitterness and that it was dry hopped with insane amounts of Simcoe and Mosaic hops, but you chose to drink it anyway. It's difficult to say if you will ever snap out of it, for you have been smitten with the disorder that many can never overcome.
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Rated: 4.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 16, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by aatazebeats from Texas

Oct 23, 2019
Rated: 3.7 by Chipz023 from Texas

May 23, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by Beerasaurus from Virginia

Mar 06, 2019
Rated: 4.52 by Jchilds from Texas

Feb 02, 2019
Rated: 4.54 by Zaktcc from Maryland

Feb 01, 2019
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Reviewed by TBoneJones from Texas

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Was compelled to chance this box of cans upon sight because the day prior someone visiting TX from out of state on business mentioned liking this brewery’s beers while trying local brews. Pours hazy orangish yellow, decent head.
Nose is tropical fruit/ pineapple, with pine.
Up-front this is bursting with hoppy tropical flavors where pineapple is the standout. Then the bitterness, but ending’s surprisingly smooth given the IBU count. Some earth and general citrus is in there.
Feels smooth and medium-full.
This is something to try, and I could see it as a beer I’d seek out if I were in the mood to crush a hoppy imperial IPA. Best comparison in memory would be a Victory Hop Wallop.
Jan 12, 2019
Rated: 4.26 by JoshuaShort13 from Texas

Jan 01, 2019
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Rated by VanessaM888 from Texas

4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I love it!!
Dec 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Revisiting as this beer has become available locally and now have six packs available for mass consumption. Upgrading my rating for taste as it lingers and find it very enjoyable. I get pineapple with this and am finding some of these fruit flavors in Double/Imperial IPA's are absolutely delicious. This one is hazy and has a thick head and good lacing. High IBU's but NO bitter beer face. This will bump my overall rating for this beer too. Try this one when you find it.
Dec 01, 2018
Rated: 4 by CollinaTiger from South Carolina

Sep 07, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Aug 08, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by SMH_NWI from Texas

Apr 13, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Musineer from Texas

Mar 24, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by CSO from Illinois

Jan 26, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by brew-Ed from Texas

Jan 20, 2018
Rated: 3.18 by jeschaefer from Texas

Jan 13, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by mush from Illinois

Nov 23, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Nov 05, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Oct 21, 2017
Rated: 4.3 by hcproff36 from Texas

Sep 27, 2017
Rated: 4 by BeerBucks from New York

Aug 26, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by gvickery from Texas

Aug 26, 2017
Rated: 4.07 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Aug 12, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Aug 08, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Casey_L from Texas

Apr 24, 2017
Rated: 4.05 by Jkolls from Ohio

Nov 02, 2016
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Born on 7-27-16, pours an effervescent amber with a thumb of cream colored head. Impressive head retention & lacing

S: Citrus & breadyness

T: Follows the nose, leafy hops as, some mango too up front. Leafy & catty hops combine with citrus as this warms, some honey malt as this warms. Finishes grassy with lime, grapefruit & a little pineapple, plus a kiss of herbal hops
MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, really nice balance

Well put together DIPA, would drink this often if I could. Karbach's hoppy stuff is super solid! The nose could be better. But given this is damn near 3 months old, I am impressed
Oct 22, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Oct 13, 2016
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
$ 10.81 (Including tax)/4 pack ($ 0.225/oz) at Central Market (Gucci B), Alamo Heights, TX
Crafted on 7/27/16 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – The wonderful freshness of a coniferous forest, weakens somewhat over time
Head large (Maximum 6.3 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to an irregular four to eight mm ring and a partially heaped full layer
Lacing fair – frothy partial rings and an occasional frothy island
Body – orange, clear
Flavor – well balanced malt and hops, not what I was expecting from a DIPA. The hops appear on the exhale after a long swallow of liquid. A mild bitterness remains on the palate several minutes after consuming. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, slightly oily, lively carbonation

A very good DIPA, more malty than expected, well balanced and probably sessionable. I have had other Karbach offerings (Hopadillo, El Hopadillo Negro, Three-Legged Lab) and found them to all be above average so there isn’t much surprise that Hop Delusion is pretty decent as well.

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4.5, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.5
Sep 11, 2016
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Reviewed by Stevem68 from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a light amber color. Aroma is citrusy with some tropical fruit. Flavor is juicy citrus with some tropical fruit. Has a nice feel and overall a nice ipa with a delicious juicy flavor.
Sep 02, 2016
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Reviewed by Rcaros from Texas

4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A. Finger of off white creamy head with sporadic big bubbles that dissipated quickly. . Golden orange in glass.. transparent with mild carbonation

A. Dank garlicie up front followed by citrus peel and grapefruit flesh.. malty sweetness on the back

T. Butter up front with a lot more citrus than the nose. . Finish is surprisingly dank and resinous. . No alcohol whatsoever

M. Medium with resinous coating and a smooth finish

O. Outstanding
Aug 29, 2016
Rated: 4 by hansenm72 from Texas

Aug 23, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by OKFine from Michigan

Aug 11, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Aug 07, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota

Aug 06, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by varian7 from California

Aug 06, 2016
Rated: 5 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Jul 31, 2016
Rated: 4 by jeff1973 from California

Jul 28, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by chivermac from New York

Jul 28, 2016
Hop Delusion from Karbach Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 422 ratings