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
For Trade:
1
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EgadBananas
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: soft coppery, yellow, clarity, soft cream colored head.

Aroma: orange, peach, grass, dank, caramel, resinous.

Taste: stark bitterness, juicy citrus, dank flowers, pear, bread, caramel, toast, line resins.

Mouthfeel: full, not too sticky, drinkable, mild crisp, clean finish.

Overall: well done, intense hop experience, with a smooth drinkability, and sold malt backbone. Quite nice.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.66/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can served into a snifter.

Looks good with a pale white, frothy head and sticky lacing. Golden body with some amber traits. Trickling carbonation. 4.5

The aroma is floral, pungent, sweet and a tad solvent-like. Citrus is heavy like orange juice. 4

It's been a while but this brew has some similarities with Hoptimum. Perhaps it's a bit boozier though. Initially I found the flavors a bit messy and harsh, but some warmth does this beer good. The flavor is mostly zesty citrus flavors of orange and grapefruit along with light melon flavors. Malt caramel sweetness smooths the flavors a tad. 3.5

It suffers from some real harshness. Messy feel and flavors but warmth smooths things out a tad. Sweetness, bitterness and booze all swirl around together. It's not pleasant initially but eventually settles into a reasonably enjoyable drink. 3.25

It's cool but nothing crazy. Good aspects that don't come together well and the booziness is no fun.

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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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4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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