Hop Delusion | 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): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by champ103 on 03-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
397
Reviews:
64
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.79%
 
 
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69
Gots:
108
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1
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of gilgar
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mdeluna
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.74/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rpm0003
4.74/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow this is pretty great. Pretty impressed with the few beers I've had from this brewery. Look and smell weren't out of this world, but the taste is. Pours about average for an IPA and smell is about as expected. Floral scent with a noticeable grapefruit character, and maybe a little mango. Taste is excellent. Strong grapefruit flavor, but definitely not overbearing. Hint of the mosaic hops. Complex character. Strong beer at 9%, but very drinkable and goes down smooth. Excellent, and will buy again

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4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear and crisp burnt orange with 2 fingers of sticky off white foam. Excellent head retention and some nice sticky lacing.

The aroma is exploding out if my glass. Citrus soaked pine sap with wonderful notes of melon and grapefruit as well. I almost get a sugary caramelized note as well with the caramel malt backbone.

The taste is amazing. Very citrus forward with melon and pineapple as well followed by a hop assault on my palate. The malt takes a back seat making this am absolute citrus hop bomb!

Medium bodied with an appropriate amount of carbonation. This is goin down almost too easy... Great hop dragon finish makes you thirsty for more.

Overall this is the best DIPA to come out of TX hands down. Will gladly put it up against any if the more well known hop bombs out there.

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4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is one of the best beers I've had from Texas. Probably second to Heavy Machinery. It looks fantastic and the smell is tropical with a hint of pine. Almost smells like a California IPA. Taste is perfectly balanced. Just the right amount of tropical fruits, bitterness, and resin. Probably the least boozy 9%er I've ever had.

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4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh hops smell, citrusy flavor but bitter, really solid DIPA!

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Photo of KVNBGRY
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tropical fruit aroma is perfect. The color is a deep amber, close to red. Lingering white, fluffy head. Taste is slightly less tropical, but still off the charts. Had from a crowler

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Hop Delusion from Karbach Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 397 ratings.
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