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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewballs (207) - USA - OCT 16, 2013
Surprisingly excellent brew! Frothy head. Hoppy. Caramel hue. Smooth wash down. No cloying or tin aftertaste. Simple but extremely flavorful. Iím beginning to like Karbachís entries. Well rounded brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1079) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Can. Pours a deep orange to almost brown. Clear. White head. Aroma is slightly bitter grapefruit and some malty notes. Taste is not overly malty but the malt is more present than Iíd like in this style. Some more grapefruit and orange peel in the taste. A little past prime it seems.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
3rd January 2013
Clear dark amber beer. Smooth palate with mild carbonation. Smooth malt, trace of toffee. Rich marmalade hops with lesser red berry fruits, pine and grass. Finishes slightly gum numbing. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3399) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
12 oz can. Just clear deep brown with a sparse head. Nose is butterscotch, grass, lemon-lime and quinine. Medium to full body with heat and a tang. Taste is orange peel, vodka and toffee. More malty but decent hopping keep it drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1126) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Slightly hazy red orange pour with a yellowish off-white head that lasts and leaves nice lacing. Sweet caramel and citrus aroma with a bit of grass and apricot. Taste is caramel, apricots, pine, and citrus zest. Medium body slightly sticky. Really nice sweet bitter balance. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3914) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
12oz can. Amber red in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, pine and heavy caramel. Taste is of grass, tropical fruits, light pine and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle from Central Market, 6/18/13

Aroma: The nose is resiny and floral, with some musky notes, citrus, and caramel/toffee
Appearance: It pours a dark orange-reddish color with a small off-white head and some sticky lace
Flavor: Tastes medium sweet and medium-plus bitter, but as it finishes, the bitterness takes over
Palate: The body is medium, it has an almost flat carbonation, and a long, rather dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a solid DIPA, though not a top of style offering. Still, it works well. Sorry it isnít another St. Arnold beer, Dave, I heard you like their name.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (2446) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Received in a trade with MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity! Pours a fairly murky copper color with a decent sized milky white head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. The aroma is grapefruit, pineapple, caramel and brown sugar mostly with hints of pine resin and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with sugary caramel malts and a solid shot of ethanol. Light bitter citrusy resinous hop flavor with a firm hop bitterness. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Decent enough IPA, but a bit sweet and a little too alcohol harsh for my tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4150) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Can. The look is amber reddish in color, beige decent head, and slightly hazy. The smell is peachy, caramel, slight cheese, sweet, fruits, pine, candy, and alcohol. Smell is better with a little warmer temp on the beer. The taste is sweet, hops, candy, fruits, alcohol and ok bitterness. Slightly chewy and thick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Hand Bottled:   Amber in color,a bit fiery, moderate sudsy sandy colored head, spotty lacing.   Soft hop and citrus nose.   Leaning towards more of a citrus variety.   A bit resiny, very faint alcohol.   On the tongue the alcohol (9.5%) is not to be seen.   Lots of citrus, resin, and pithy qualities.   Mild sweetness, very smooth with a nice moderate hop bite.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Mild alcohol on the finish, moreso warming.   Very simple and well done, and well balanced with a good malt background.   Thankfully not just a hop bomb.   Thanks for the opportunity to try this one Bill!

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