Weekend Warrior Pale Ale - Karbach Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mothman:
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.79/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I believe this is a single hopped pale with warrior. Had it at the brewery.
Clear gold in color. White head.
Aroma is dank and hoppy. A lot of pine and grapefruit citrus. A bready malt backbone.
Pretty sticky. Ends with a hop resiny aftertaste.
Overall, this was a really nice pale. Very fresh and hoppy.
Definitely worth a try.
Serving type: on-tap
01-12-2013 19:24:34 | More by mothman
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4.43/5 rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. can poured into tulip
(Jan. 15, 2014 bottled date printed on bottom of can)
L: gold, clear with big thick head of white foam, almost a full inch tall and sticks like glue at the top, not a ton of lacing on the way down, but it keeps a super-thick white collar of foam; brew isn't crystal clear, has just a little haziness to it, but it's still very easy to see through it
S: grapefruit light ... it's like a big grapefruit bomb with some sugar added to tame the bitter, astringency
T: follows the nose 1 to 1; a mini-grapefruit bomb, tons of bitter citrus hops that have a quick and pronounced fruity sweetness in the middle of the bitter ... it's like citrus hops candy
F: full for a pale ale, good carbonation for drinkability
O: LOVE IT! i was thrilled to hear Karbach was going to make a pale ale ... I much prefer the sub-6% ABV world of American pale ales/IPAs/DIPAs, and this hits the mark as well as any APA I've tried -- big huge hop flavor in a much more sessionable form. i'm tempted to give this brew all 5s because it truly is EXACTLY what I want from an American pale.
Serving type: can
03-05-2014 23:17:08 | More by Premo88
4.01/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours out with just a bit too much froth at first, but the head eventually settles down and displays great staying power, leaving sheets of lacing on the wall of the glass
Smell: Shortbread malt with a nice hop kick, featuring floral, tropical fruit and pine tones
Taste: Balanced between the shortbread malt and the floral, tropical fruit and pine hop flavors; after the swallow, the hops become a bit more assertive, moving toward a dry finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: A very drinkable APA; this would be a standard in my fridge if I had a standard beer
Thanks, duff247, for the opportunity
Serving type: can
02-27-2014 23:13:11 | More by brentk56
3.99/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
A- Murky orange with a two finger, foamy, whit head that holds strong. Lacing is that of soap suds.
S- Spicy hops, light citrus, lemon grass, bread, malt, and bitter hops.
T- Bitter hops, a little soap, orange, grapefruit and sweet malt. Very well balanced between hop presence and malt, but still showcases the hops well.
M- Medium body and carbonation. Hops linger on the palate. Would pair well with almost any meal.
O- What a good pale ale. It's nothing crazy but it's very solid. Glad I got to try it.
Serving type: can
02-27-2014 18:09:38 | More by NCalement
4.25/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Yay craft beer cans. Cryptic code on the bottom but no understandable date. Thanks to AdamR46 (reddit) for this one.
Pours a huge fluffy honkin head that fades pretty slowly fluffy foamy head that forces me to stop pouring as it reaches the very top of the glass, the last few drips cna't make it in from the can, so I shoot it, mmm... eventually it leaves a big soapy spiderweb lacing, over a hazy nectarine orange slight reddish colored beer.
Nose brings nice fresh hops, cascade family maybe some centennial like hops, mild grassy fairly floral, hint of citrus and a fruity juicy hop juice like aroma, touch of a clementine like citrus and almost apricot like fruity, with a mild juicy malt bill underneath.
Taste starts similarly as the nose did, with the fresh cascade family hops, quite a juicy fruity hop character with more mild citrus clementine like but that's barely there, again that mild apricot or almost white peach like fruity flavor too. HOps mostly get grassy and floral and eventually turn just a bit spicy, there is a touch of grapefruit too somehwere in the background, actually the more I drink the more a grapefruit rind pithy flavor comes through in the background. Malts are mildly sweet with a little toasty biscuity note almost wheat like but not quite there. Nice balance, and incredibly drinkable. Finish adds a bit more bitterness but still very manageable, with a bit of a spicy but mostly grassy and floral hop lingering, also a hint of citrus again, and touch of a clean malt finish as well.
Mouth is med bod, nice fluffy carb.
Overall pretty good, very enjoyable pale ale, pretty staple style with the cascade variety hops, but it shows them off well and everything is right where it should be. Extremely crushable and enjoyable, I would love to pound back a few of these on a nice warming spring weekend.
Serving type: can
02-10-2014 00:32:11 | More by jlindros
Weekend Warrior Pale Ale from Karbach Brewing Co.
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