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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Copper in color with ruby highlights, this Texas IPA has a strong citrus aroma with hints of earthiness and spice from the added European hops. Light berry fruits are perceived before giving way to citrusy hop character. Dry and quenching, this IPA is dry-hopped for added aromatic intensity.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (991) - Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Pours golden orange with a soapy off-white head. Smells earthy and spicy with hints of citrus underneath. Taste is bitter, strongly so, with a touch of mineral-like character underneath (tastes better on tap; this review is from the can). Medium-bodied with a slick texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Karbach Hopadillo IPA finishes with a bit of bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ctplt777 (188) - - DEC 14, 2014
Tons of citrus and pine. Theres a lingering tropical fruit in the aroma. Has a really nice subtle sweetness as well. Taste is just awesome. Citrus, pine, nice sweet balance. Theres nothing to complain about with this IPA. It does everything right. Highly recommend if you can get it outside of Texas.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rmorris007 (50) - - SEP 30, 2014
One of my favorite IPAs. Very good hoppy taste. This is a beer I can drink in any mood on almost any occasion. nice color and good, even frothy head

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (4577) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Golden copperish with a thin disspipating white head. Lovely nose of caramel and toffee with a citrusy/floal hop nose, but also with a whisper of grass. Flavor was a wonderful IPA ride, combining the best of british and american IPAs. Lots of sweet toffee and a little caramel maltiness building the base, with a combo of American and British hoppiness making a bitter and deliciously balanced hop tone. Some light resin and grapefruit team up with some grassy Kent Goldings with a classic, easy going personality.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2011
This brand-new brew from Karbach was had on tap and benefited hugely by being fresh, fresh, fresh. The color is a wonderful, clear copper with a characteristic American IPA nose: citrusy and spicy. The combination of malts and hops delivers a malty spice taste that went down very well (several pints’ worth, in fact). Even though fairly bold, it’s a good session beer – the brewer concentrated on taste without jamming on the alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseinVT (12) - BurlingtonCtB, Vermont, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Citrusy IPA with a bit more maltiness than some to balance the hop bitterness. A pleasant surprise. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1336) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Karbach Hopadillo IPA has a very thick, creamy, cream-colored head, a cloudy, golden-orange appearance, with some streaming bubbles and heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of slightly piney, oily hops and sweet white bread. The flavor is of sugary, white bread, fairly bitter, piney, and faintly citrusy hops, and a touch of bread crust. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Karbach Hopadillo IPA finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and quite drinkable. The bitterness seems to be considerably lower than a 70 IBU. Overall, I score this at the lower end of excellent. RJT

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4094) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Location: Draft at BRC Gastropub, 12/4/13

Aroma: The nose is full of resiny hop goodness, pine, citrus, and some caramel malts too
Appearance: It pours a hazed dark orange color with a thick, frothy off-white head
Flavor: Tastes plenty of hoopy as well, not super bitter, but nice bitterness, with mild sweetness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a smooth, clean feel, soft carbonation, and a dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was excellent. I’m a fan of the base beer, but the double dry hopping may have made it even better, particularly in the nose. The aroma is very hoppy and really just wonderful. Nothing bad to say here.
Earlier Rating: 7/22/2013 Total Score: 3.8
Location: Draft a couple of times around Houston, June/July 2013

Aroma: The nose is citrus and pine, some grass, caramel, and resin as well
Appearance: It pours an amber-orange color with a frothy head and decent lace
Flavor: Tastes much like the nose, some medium-plus bitterness and some sweetness
Palate: The body is medium, it is a little sticky, with a solid mouthfeel
Overall Impression: I thought this was a pretty solid IPA. It seems to be the go to IPA on draft at quite a few local restaurants, and I am just fine with that.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkeh (245) - Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2014
On tap at Hay Merchant Houston. Super frothy head, nice grapefruit aroma, as well as other citrus and floral notes. A great IPA.
Earlier Rating: 11/30/2013 Total Score: 4.2
Citrus, pine, and floral aroma. Pours a dark, cloudy amber with a nice head that dissipates to a spotty head. Nice lacing. Heavy bitterness, but it doesn’t mask the malt, which comes through on the back end. Perfect carbonation, and a nice sticky mouthfeel. One of my favorite IPA’s!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dylanfan70 (4) - Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2012 does not count
Karbach's IPA has a solid, piney taste. The aroma grabs you and it's quite refreshing. It has a nice after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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