Hopadillo IPA

American IPA Karbach Brewing Co.

3.5

Hopadillo IPA, an American IPA by Karbach Brewing Co.

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Hopadillo IPA is an American IPA brewed by Karbach Brewing Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a can.

Appearance

The IPA pours a deep copper hue and is topped by a generous cap of rocky, off-white foam that shows good retention. A soapy layer of bubbly froth rests atop the ale following the reduction. A spittle of residue clings to the sides of the glass.

Aroma

The aromatics greet the nose with a scent of caramel and floral hops.

Flavor

The palate begins with a taste of toasted bread and is followed by a hoppy bite of citrus and spicy hops. Sweet flavors of stone fruit and caramel round out the finish. A base of biscuit and baked bread tie the palate together.

Mouthfeel

Its feel is smooth with a medium body and matching carbonation. Finishes dryly with a moderate astringency.

Overall

The IPA presents very nicely. Its aroma isn’t particularly strong but it is pleasant. And its feel is spot on. The palate is straightforward IPA with enough bite and balance to please just about anyone. The Hopadillo IPA may not be the most exciting brew, but it’s well made, and a solid representation of the style. And although AB InBev acquired the brewery back in 2016, there’s nothing wrong with knocking back a few of these.

Recommended Pairings

Karbach recommends the following food pairings with their Hopadillo IPA: Thai cuisine, red curry, gorgonzola or bleu cheese, and grilled steak.

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About the American IPA

The American IPA is the most popular craft beer style in the United States. And for good reason, too. When well crafted, its hoppy goodness delivers intense aromas and flavors that can be citrusy and fruity; floral and piney; earthy and herbal. The hops are complemented by a wide range of malts and other ingredients. It’s a popular playground for brewers to express their creativity and a veritable cornucopia for craft beer connoisseurs.