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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Resinous, dank aromas fill the air. The sky is filled with yellowish-green clouds that look like hop cones. Everything you touch leaves your fingers sticky and now even the people around you look like hop cones. Their faces begin to ooze lupulin... You are in a state of Hop Delusion, but you knew what you signed up for when you popped this bottle. You knew that it had over 100 IBUs and 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.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
On cask at Sugarland Flying Saucer. I have yet to try an IPA on cask that I like better than the keg. I compared this (in pints) side by side against Endeavor and Maharaja. They all look almost identical in the glass. Hop Delusion is is full of fruit and pine, but (this cask version at least) is not as hoppy and citrusy as Endeavor. This version lacks the hop punch I love in a IIPA. It’s still good, and I look forward to doing the same comparison when I find it on keg instead of cask. Bring on the Valkyrie, Southern Star! I think you’ll have a winner for best IIPA produced in the Houston area and perhaps beyond.


2.9
mcberko (18977) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2017
On tap at Whip In, pours a clear copper golden with a small beige head. Aroma brings out dank hops, biscuity malt and some weed. Flavour is oily and dank, with resinous hop oils, dank notes, weed and some rough alcohol. It works, but could use some tidying up. Okay.

4.1
Andrew196 (1993) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2017
A beautiful beer, pours a rich honey color, fluffy ivory colored head. Nose is citrus, pineapple, very big and fresh, zest galore, summer fruits. Big follow through on the tongue, surprisingly creamy with a slight burn towards the back. Nice caramel maltiness throughout, breads, resin, citrus, lovely bitterness. Lots going on here. A tad too astringent for me but good overall.

3.6
rosenbergh (11799) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2016
12 oz can. Crafted on 07/27/16. (Spec’s) Austin, TX.
Cloudy deep golden color with a mid-size foamy off-white head. Sweet fruity hops, moderate bitterness, caramel malt and some watermelon in the aroma. The flavor is fruity and resiny hops, strong bitterness, sugary sweetness and caramel malt. Hoppy IIPA.

4
kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Delicious. Draft pour at axelrad in Houston. Orange. Tangerine and apricots. Super fruity. Delicious.

3.7
mrohia (280) - Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Karbach, Houston, draft. Smells....earthy? Malty? Acorns? Bark? Copper-colored. A little mediciney. Dank. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
fiveacestx (974) - Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Can - nice deep orange pour with a small but sticky head. Nice hop aroma right up front, resinous, caramel and pine. Pretty good.

4.2
Cavie (4805) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Tap at the pub. Clear light golden color. White head. Lovely hop aroma. Dank, resin, citrus hops. Big hoppy flavor. Resin, sap, pine, grapefruit. Dry finish. Fairly bitter but not overly so. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
The_Osprey (9148) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
May 2016 - Bottle share at Floor 42 with many thanks to LKS for the Texan Tick. As ’Karbach Hop Delusion’. Amber orange, clear, lightly sparkling, dense foamy beige head. Aroma is boiled sweets, caramel and toffee, pineapple cube sweets and various other sweet stuff. Body is frothy and rounded. Taste is sweet toffee and sugar cane, resinous pine hops, grassy finish. A decent enough hoppy number, but too sweet for me. (3.6)

4.1
skiatd1 (52) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Aroma-piney, heavy hops, very little floral and citrus Appearance- clear Amber Taste- piney hop presence with slightly bitter after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
KamGoPro (228) - Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Cask conditioned, fresh and bright zest nose. Dull yellow pour, no head. Almost no carbonation. Plenty of bitterness and the dank taste isn’t lingering.


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