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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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It’s a job. And a hazardous one at that. Benefits, you ask? I hardly think so. But the show must go on. So, it’s with bravado that the Rodeo Clown takes his place in the arena lights. Whether or not he’s insane is not important right now. It’s 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.

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3.8
KevinReddirt (220) - Midland, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Finally a chance to purchase Karbach in west Texas. My first try is Rodeo Clown that I have not tasted before. Good move on my part. It goes into a tall shaker glass and is a great dark amber giving a decent beige head. I detect the hops and some toffee in the scent. The taste is strong but not crazy hops, a mango sweetness and a great fullness in the mouth. It ends with a good push of bitterness. Not in league with Dogfish Head 90 Minute but close enough. And I love the can.

3.3
AWISLguy (3327) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2017
500ml can acquired by bananabi11 via trade and shared with him. Thx. Sweet malty with fruity nose. A bit marzen-y. Shrug? 13

3.9
AmEricanbrew (7011) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 31, 2016
12oz can. Clear dark amber color with ivory foam. Nice dank,spicy,earthy hop aromas. Smooth medium body. Very nice dank,spicy,citrus,earthy hopppy flavors with a dry cracker maltage---very tasty.

3.5
bytemesis (9232) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 7, 2016
[email protected] Pours crystal clear amber, medium creamy off-white head, long lasting with good lacing. Aroma is restrained grapefruit, hints of pine, herbal notes. Flavor is light plus sweet, grapefruit, kinda pithy, pine and herbal undertones. Light plus bitter with a lingering bitterness that lasts. Medium body, soft mouthfeel.

3.2
Thechasm442 (1006) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2016
6 week old can. Murky Amber with an average off white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is fairly mild. Pine and citrus mostly. Some sweetness. Taste is big bitter pine. Grapefruit and sticky resin and citrus. Lots of malt sweetness. Big, thick, and sticky. Just ok.

3.3
The_Osprey (9148) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2016
October 2016 - Can share at One Canada Square. Thanks Scoopy! As ’Karbach Rodeo Clown Double IPA’. Dark amber orange brown, clear, still with a foamy light brown head, full lacing. Aroma is toffee, cardboard, papery. Body is light with soft carbonation. Taste is dusty, toffee malts, sugary with a soft finish. Simple, OK. (3.3)

3.5
rosenbergh (11799) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2016
12 oz can. Crafted on 07/25/16. (Spec’s) Austin, TX.
Clear reddish copper color with a mid-size foamy off-white head. Sweet and strong hoppy bitter aroma with dark fruits, frosted something and sugar. Barley Winey. The flavor is really strong deep bitterness, dark fruity hops, sugary sweetness and caramel malt. A bit less sweetness and we would be talking...

3.4
mR_fr0g (13509) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle shared at the level 42. Canary wharf tasting 20/10/2016. Many thanks to Paul for this one. A amber orange coloured pour with a beige head. Aroma is big caramel, orange, peel, cinnamon, pine. Flavour is caramel and toffee malts, pine, orange rind, candied orange. Plate is medium sweet. Sticky, moderate carbonation. Old school double ipa.

3.4
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 21, 2016
33cl can shared in CW. Thanks to Paul. It pours a clean rich golden color with a small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet starchy and lightly starchy bitter. Taste is also medium sweet and lightly bitter astringent with notes of caramel and pine cones. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, OK

3.3
Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Can shared in London - thanks to Paul. Pours rich reddish gold with a creamy, off-white head. The nose has pine, lightly toasted bread, caramel. Medium sweet flavour with notes of caramel, melon, oily pine. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Resinous finish with more bready malts, orange, some leaves, pine. Not bad.


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