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Karbach Rodeo Clown Double IPA

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Itís a job. And a hazardous one at that. Benefits, you ask? I hardly think so. But the show must go on. So, itís with bravado that the Rodeo Clown takes his place in the arena lights. Whether or not heís insane is not important right now. Itís with grit and intensity that the Clown steps in the path of almost certain destruction. Our Double IPA is much the same. At 9.5% ABV, Rodeo Clown Double IPA coats the tongue in bitterness and packs a punch that will knock a bull on its ass . Intense and maybe a little insane drink carefully, but drink often. Ladies and Gentlemen, let the show begin.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mp_lane (41) - Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2014
12 oz. can. Pours hazy amber, thin white head that persists. Aroma is earthy and fruity, some orange notes. Taste is very strong malt backbone, sweetness and some bitterness. Cannot tell the hop family. Like this a lot

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (1288) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Way way to sweet. Go with the other dipa. Not what you want to malt forward and sweet. Nice head that holds on. Sweet very sweet. Malty with a little. Hope red in color pass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTStiles (757) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
pours a deep rose color with a thin, lasting white head and some spotty lacing. aroma is strawberries and cream with a hint of orange. creamy mouthfeel. taste has notes of sour fruit, minerals, chalk and orange peel. finish is a bit dull with some alcohol burn. A passable IIPA but nothin fantastic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Draft at twin peaks. I wish I could insert a picture here, there are huge tits everywhere. Pours dark bronze. Aroma is earthy hop resin; thick, can tell the beer has a kick. Taste is spicy hops, some earthy notes, bitterness balancing the alcohol for a big full flavor. I wouldnít want to beer bong this shit. Finish is kinda neutral with some alcohol coming through.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours a dark amber color with white head. Pine, citrus, and floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Drinks very smooth for a DIPA. Lots of hops on this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (140) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Dark hazy amber with lacing off white head. Not a strong aroma. Caramel and hops in the flavor. Good. Comes in a can??? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CopterScott (142) - Kansas, USA - MAY 14, 2014
from tap, hazy orangish amber color with a little less than 2 finger off-white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is citrus and floral hops. Flavor is sweet malts and citrus hops with some spice, and a somewhat bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tommynh (33) - - MAY 10, 2014
Double IPA, good taste, high alcohol value, a bit malt but not too much, a nice local brew in a can ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Avarian (1) - Texas, USA - APR 27, 2014 does not count
The aroma is soft and sensual. It is comparable to walking in a floral chiller at a boutique flower shop. Out of a can, it pours a golden haze with a mild head. In contrast the taste is stark while it massages your tongue. The bitter sweetness found in DIPAís is in full effect here. I think the gigher than average abv plays well with the amount of sweetness allowing for a surprisingly pleasant drinking experience. This clown is no joke and you wont be able to taste much after drinking this thing, so bring your palate with you if you want to last more than 8 seconds. Overall this is one of my favorites because I love hops and a high abv. More than that, this brew did all of those without being harsh or unrefined.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2014
Murky brown. Off-white lacing head. All those new American hops make it stink to high heaven. It has a very malty backbone thatís all torn up with ob sessive hopping.


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