Weekend Warrior Pale Ale | Karbach Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
336 Ratings
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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:
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Added by mothman on 01-12-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
336
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
137
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 336
Reviews by mothman:
Photo of mothman
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of legalag11
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Tiernan
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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Photo of Kappakoosh
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of phatsmackey
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of buyyourfreedom
3/5  rDev -23.1%

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

Photo of Dello
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of valkyre65
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of hsus0225
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of cbaz
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

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

Photo of StephRai
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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Weekend Warrior Pale Ale from Karbach Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 336 ratings.
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