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Chico King: Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,360
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 14
Gots: 121 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014

3 Floyds has a reputation as the Midwestern kings of alpha (hops), and it seems that one of our beers helped to lure them down the lupulin-paved path. Chico King is a mash-up of our mutual passion for hoppy pale ales and combines a uniquely robust malt body with intense citrusy and fruity new school hop varietals.

3 Floyds marches to the beat of their own (double kick) drum when it comes to collaboration, often partnering with comic book artists, tattoo parlors or heavy metal bands when inspiration strikes. These eclectic beers are coveted throughout the Midwest and some beers, like the legendary Dark Lord Imperial Stout, have spawned something akin to a beer-themed holiday in the brewery’s hometown of Muenster, IN.
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Photo of cnagle28
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FriedSlug
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewale4me
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yancey82
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSSG
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a huge, dense, frothy head that has great persistence and laces readily. Soft, floral hop aroma. Hazy, raw sienna/copper color. Starts with a big, bitter hoppiness; grapefruit, citrus, and citrus rind. A medium bitterness. Lingering citrus rind bitterness in the finish.

I was really expecting a hop bomb, but this is actually really nice. Definitely hoppy, but surprisingly restrained on the lingering bitterness.

Photo of MidwestBA
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zenithberwyn
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tybeerius
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gspeer711
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of little_star
4.46/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Richer (and darker) than a typical pale ale, lovely velvety yet surprisingly heavy mouthfeel, and pours with a foamy head that resembles soft~beaten egg whites (in a good way). I'm neither a pale ale nor hop-lover, but this is a nice departure from typical APAs.

Photo of ONUMello
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Light brown with a one-finger head that quickly settles
S: Very generic malt/hops
T: Also generic malt/hops, adding a bit of herbs
M: Light-medium-bodied, a touch bitter
O: Given the quality of pale ales both SN and FFF make this is a big disappointment. An okay beer but very unremarkable. Not nearly as good as any of the year-round let alone special pale ales either brewery makes

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3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.1/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.24/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.52/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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3.9/5  rDev +8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Chico King: Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,360 ratings.