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Karbach Brewing Co.
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American Double / Imperial IPA
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12 oz. can poured into a Karbach Brewing pint glass. Served chilled straight from the can. No freshness date (from what I can find) on the can.
Appearance: Copper orange to light brown in color with a really nice, cloudy, sticky white head with great retention. Leaves a really nice lacing all the way down.
Aroma: Floral and piney hop notes definitely assert themsleves upfront. A touch of malt background but spicy hop notes definitely dominate.
Taste: Tons of pine hop notes upfront. The hop profile is really unique too. Very spicy and floral at the same time. Bitter but not overly so. Really interesting. It is definitely growing on me with each sip.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a nice creaminess. Some nice carbonation to lighten it. Spot on for the style.
Overall, a really interesting but tasty IPA with a really unique hop profile. Refreshing and tasty for sure. Glad I got to try this.
Serving type: can
03-25-2012 01:25:44 |
More by Gosox8787
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear, dark orange with a big white head that lingers and laces.
Smells of pine, spice, fruit/grapefruit. Heavy Columbus and Simcoe notes. Generally sweet smelling, but there is an almost citra like character in the nose as well. Really pleasing and interesting smell.
Taste is pine up front that goes into a more grapefuit and spicy middle and ends on a big bitter yet sweet, from the citrus hop character, note. The taste is pleasing but somewhat muddy, just like the IPA...and really bitter like the IPA.
Medium body with medium carbonation and slight alcohol presence.
I like this beer for the stone fruit flavor and slightly spicy from the, I'm assuming, Columbus, but the bitterness is somewhat harsh, though less out of balance here than the IPA.
Serving type: can
03-12-2012 01:00:32 |
More by TenHornsProud
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 1L growler filled at the Whole Foods on Montrose.
The beer pours a dark orange-amber color with a large off-white head. The aroma is very powerful, with a nice mix of resinous hops, orange notes and some biscuit malt. There is also a little bit of alcohol in the aroma, not letting you forget the beer is nearly 10 percent.
The flavor is heavy on the hops. I get quite a bit of bitterness, as well as some nice orange and resin notes from the West Coast hops. Once again, there is some biscuit malt and a little bit of alcohol in the flavor, which gets more prominent as the beer warms. The beer is extremely to drink and quite enjoyable.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Serving type: growler
11-22-2011 04:28:48 |
More by Mora2000
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On-tap at Liberty Station
Appearance: copper amber with a tinge of red. Very nice clarity. Decent head retention with some lacing, at least for such a high ABV. Good amount of carbonation.
Smell: Hops in a glass. Citra and Magnum were obvious. Very strong pine resin and spruce upon entry with commanding presence throughout. Other evergreen and more vegetal aromas combine with some temporary herbaceousness. I get something close to star anise. Grapefruit and citrus quite evident, almost dominating. Floral notes. Good amount of sweet aroma with a hint of malt. A nice appearance of pineapple as the beer warmed up. Possibly a bit of peach or nectarine. Quite complex considering its initial simple entry.
Taste: Hops in a glass. Very similar to the aroma. Pine is quite evident, but not overly dry. Citrus and pineapple. Stereotypical IPA mid palate. Not excessively bitter. Some hints of tea and roses. Very good balance. The malt and the hop bitterness play of each other. A nice sweet finish reminiscent of honey with a good biscuity flavor.
Mouthfeel: Nice, smooth, and silky. Maltiness gives great full to medium body. There's just enough carbonation and froth. Very drinkable. Until I checked their website, I had no idea this was 9.5% ABV. Whatever rough edges this beer has, it gets better with time and temperature. Good for a long sip. Finish was long but abruptly ends with some dryness. Good astringency serves as a reminder that this ale follow the style.
Overall: Much better than the Hopadillo. This is a great new beer from Karbach. This and the Weisse Versa are their best offerings. I like the maltiness. There is enough sweetness (not cloying) and quality mouthfeel to make this something that I want to drink on a regular basis.
Serving type: on-tap
10-24-2011 23:39:35 |
More by Godot613
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the Petrol Station in Houston, TX
A: Pours a dark orange/red color. A two finger beige head forms with good retention. Light lace is left.
S: Floral hops with pine resin. Big fruity grapefruit and pineapple aromas. Burnt sugars, caramel malts. Simple, but very nice.
T: At first fairly herbal and tea like, though that fades. Resinous with some grapefruit and pineapple again. Caramel malts, toast, very malty in the middle and end. Finishes with some light honey sweetness. I like it.
M/D: A full body with good carbonation. Crisp, and effervescent. Though smooth at the same time. The alcohol is not noticeable. Easy to put back a few.
This is fairly simple, but very nice. Plenty of hops that are not over barring with enough sweetness and malts for balance. Though really more of an American Barleywine with the malt character. Still well done and recommended
Serving type: on-tap
10-13-2011 01:10:57 |
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