SPDickerman (698) - Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
onceblind (2534) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 pintsí worth, in fact). Even though fairly bold, itís a good session beer Ė the brewer concentrated on taste without jamming on the alcohol.
JesseinVT (11) - BurlingtonCtB, Vermont, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrusy IPA with a bit more maltiness than some to balance the hop bitterness. A pleasant surprise.
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ozarkspops (197) - - JUN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Filtered amber appearance. Creamy/thick head. Aroma is nothing but hops. Very dry to the palate. A great showcasing of hops (which is what an IPA should be).
Dylanfan70 (4) - Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Karbach's IPA has a solid, piney taste. The aroma grabs you and it's quite refreshing. It has a nice after taste.
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HoustonHops (5) - - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great IPA from a newer brewery in Houston. Bit more malt than some IPAs but real nice hop levels. Little more amber in color and goes quite well with a variety of foods. Nice burger or other sandwhich and one of these and you are set.
bbcd (85) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 Pours amber with a pillowy, white head. Earthy, fruity (apple, maybe?) some citrus, caramel, bread, some resin. Different than most American IPAs Iíve had.
AndresTM (268) - Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Green, fresh, mildly fruity aroma of pine, grapefruit, and even a bit of weed. The taste is appropriately bitter but very fresh and piney throughout. I had it side by side with the Stone IPA and I liked this one a lot more.
SudsMcDuff (4675) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2012 Had on Draft @ the Flying Saucer .. . Pours a medium tan .. substantial foam .. . decent lacing .. . light resin and sap, with caramel .. . light bitterness .. . pretty good but forgettable .. . . We werenít allowed to wear berets at my school, it was against the dress code. They did let me wear a paper cap, though. It was long and pointy.