The Hopadillo IPA is an American IPA that’s brewed by Karbach Brewing Co. For the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a 12 oz.can.
What You Need to Know
The Hopadillo IPA is powered by a quintet of hops and dry-hopped for aroma and flavor. A quartet of malts lend balance with their caramel and bready backbone. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.
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 crests atop the ale following the reduction. While a spittle of residue clings to the sides of the glass.
The Hopadillo’s aromatics greet the nose with a scent of caramel and floral hops.
The palate is led by 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 its finish. A base of biscuit and baked bread tie the palate together.
The feel of the IPA is smooth with a medium body and matching carbonation. It finishes dryly with a moderate astringency.
The Hopadillo IPA presents very nicely and its aroma is pleasant but not particularly strong. The mouthfeel feel is spot on and while its palate is straightforward IPA flavor, there’s 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.
Karbach recommends the following food pairings with their Hopadillo IPA: Thai cuisine, red curry, gorgonzola or bleu cheese, and grilled steak.