Hop Delusion | Karbach Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.23/5
Exceptional
407 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): 9.00%

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
Ranking:
#1,161
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
407
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
113
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Ratings: 407 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of Dinkel
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chamrox
3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber pours a lightly hazed copper color with a fairly big cap of off-white head. Decent retention and lacing.

Nose is juicy as hell! Like squeezing some hops and grapefruit into a shot glass. Malts are just a shade lighter than caramel.

Taste is pretty damn hoppy...has an interesting profile where bitterness strikes right away, then fades to hop flavor and then the bitterness strikes again as a lingering sharpness. Limes...yes, yes - remember those Slush Puppie machines from back in the day where it would dispense the sweetened crushed ice and then you could add your own flavoring?? Thats exactly what this reminds me of, a Slush Puppie with an extra squirt or five of the unsweetened lime flavoring. Malts are sweet and grainy but really dont provide a whole lot of flavor. Interesting IIPA, and I think it is really good...but, I think I like SA Endeavour better.

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Photo of meanmutt
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stignacious
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%

Photo of monty79_1997
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Afroman
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buyyourfreedom
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Nicole15
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this as an extra in a trade. Pours a orange reddish Amber. Thick white head that disappears into a sticky lacing. The aroma is overwhelmingly boozie. I was nervous that it would taste too boozy but it's pretty balanced considering the ABV. I get a lot of pine and a decent amount of booze in the finish. Really good imperial.

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Photo of ruzzal
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of M_chav
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mev126
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of jmryan8
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Joe_Howard
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy gold with a small off white head. The nose is full of the hop aromas you would expect plus some booziness. The taste reflects this but honestly the flavors seem kind of out of whack, like the different hop flavors weren't balanced very well. Overall it was kinda disappointing for me. I was ready for a hop bomb, but I didn't care for the hop flavor profile too much. I can understand the love it gets though considering there aren't too many hop bomb IIPA's coming from Texas.

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Photo of mattreitz49
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben7773
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jwff
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Solid looking. Burnt orange with nice head and lacing. Smell is orange, tangerines, and guava. Tons of citrus notes. Good upfront bitterness that rides on the palate throughout. Like the aroma I'm getting tons of guava and tangerines in the finish. Good tropical notes. As it warms toasted malt starts to overwhelm the citrus and is really taking away from the flavor. A toasty sweetness takes over. Around 3/4 of the way through it gets pretty taxing to drink. Heavy, sweet and sticky mouthfeel. Better than Rodeo Clown.

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Photo of sdeese21
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of varian7
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of bkeller04
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Hop Delusion from Karbach Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 407 ratings
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