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Weekend Warrior Pale Ale | Karbach Brewing Co.

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39 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
karbachbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mothman on 01-12-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
323
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
33.85%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
125
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 323
Reviews by Ford:
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4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Nobi Public House in Webster, Texas.. served in a pint glass.

Karbach says this is a seasonal... not sure if spring or summer... guessing spring since it is out now...

This is a super refreshing easy to drink beer... I could see this becoming my main session beer... so good...

In Texas if this is going to be seasonal it should be from January to October... as we have plenty of hot days in the months within...

Well done Karbach... well done again.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tbryan5
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
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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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of PhilsPils
4.88/5  rDev +25.1%
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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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.21/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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1.5/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of OKbrew89
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Weekend Warrior Pale Ale from Karbach Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 323 ratings.
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