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Weekend Warrior Pale Ale - Karbach Brewing Co.

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Weekend Warrior Pale AleWeekend Warrior Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

32 Reviews
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Reviews: 32
Hads: 287
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 35.57%
Wants: 9
Gots: 97 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co.
Texas, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) | 5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mothman on 01-12-2013

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Reviews: 32 | Hads: 287
Reviews by brurevu:
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3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Warrior poured a slightly hazy golden amber with a full and fluffy white head. The aroma had tropical fruit hops with some light citrus hops and sweet malt as well. The taste followed the aroma with tropical and citrus hops all wrapped in a sweet malt blanket The overall taste profile is similar to a toned down Hopadillo which is a good thing. It has a good lingering bitterness and with enough malt to keep it light and easy to drink. The Weekend Warrior is a well crafted Pale Ale that is a welcome addition to the Karbach line-up.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of legalag11
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of tbryan5
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice, easy sipping, mellow APA. I could crush a few of these and not get "palate fatigue" if that is a thing. Not the hoppiest of beers but it doesn't have to be.

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Photo of Kappakoosh
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of PhilsPils
4.88/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I think Karbach makes several good beers. Hopadillo is a fine IPA and Rodeo Clown is an excellent DIPA. But there are so many great beers in those categories. Where Karbach hit the home run was with Weekend Warrior. I just don't see how an APA could be much better. I think a lot of breweries get overly enamored of their specialty malts. Too much biscuit-type malt or caramel malt mutes the glorious high notes of dry-hopped APAs everywhere you look. Not this one. The hops aroma and taste shine through like a beacon in the night (feel free to substitute your own trite cliche'). Wonderful citrus and faintly pine-y flavors in a perfectly balanced beer. Stone is great but too much bittering hops compared to aroma hops, in my opinion. Sierra Nevada, Mirror Pond, Dale's....can't hold a candle. How these beers can have a higher rating than WW on BA is a mystery to me. Zombie Dust is the only equal that I have tasted.

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Photo of tiitomireles
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of buyyourfreedom
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Dinkel
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dello
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of valkyre65
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeschaefer
1.5/5  rDev -61.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of OKbrew89
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Amber golden color with a two finger, white head that recedes quickly and leaves a quarter inch of lacing. Strong aroma of piney hops and resin. Taste is pine hops and grassy malt with a bitter finish. Medium body and medium carbonation, with a slightly oily mouth feel.
Well hopped APA that is too one dimensional and slightly unbalanced. The bitterness slowly faded as the beer warmed up. A good APA but not worth getting a sixer of.

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Photo of Dface
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of hsus0225
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of StephRai
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Patchedup
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Weekend Warrior Pale Ale from Karbach Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.