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

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Ratings: 1,276
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 13
Gots: 107 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014)
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Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a mostly clear orange/copper with a smooth, one-finger, off white head with good retention. Really nice sheet of lacing.

S - Moderate strength aroma of caramel malts, spruce, and earthy hops.

T - Taste matches the nose, with piney hops taking center stage. Some hop fruitiness (lemon, lime) in the mid-palate. Slight mineral/metallic taste in the finish. Not very well balanced, as the malts fall way short of standing up to the hop bill.

M - Light bodied, with downright stinging carbonation. Could have used more body and less spritz in my opinion.

O - Not a big fan here. An unbalanced APA with some glaring flaws. One of the weakest of the Beer Camp 12 pack.

TempeBeerMan, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of BeerNW
3.25/5  rDev -10%

BeerNW, Today at 03:39 AM
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

KC9LDB, Yesterday at 02:50 PM
Photo of Furlinator
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%

Pours hazy amber. The 1/4 inch off-white head fades to a thick cap on top and leaves spots of lace.

The smell is very faint. I'm picking up mostly grain.

The taste is of roasted malt, and bitter hops.

The texture is light bodied with medium carbonation.

Uncomplicated but, well balanced. Light and easy drinking. Not bad.

Furlinator, Yesterday at 03:20 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Pinioned, Thursday at 11:53 PM
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%

SPLITGRIN, Tuesday at 04:05 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

lucasj82, Monday at 05:28 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Satsuma, Monday at 01:25 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

banger7, Oct 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

djlimer, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of BeerDawgs
3.5/5  rDev -3%

A - Copper red, with 1 finger of head and tons of lace left all over the glass

A - bready maltiness and huge pine hop aroma

T - Dry malt, and a lot of hops. Overly hopped, thats all I am giittting

M - Medium bodied, well carobonated

O - An average APA. Maybe hey didm't pick my favorite malts, but its dssapintgm

BeerDawgs, Oct 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

ralerwen, Oct 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

schimschim, Oct 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

ToddThompson, Oct 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

nilesschmidt, Oct 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

JAHMUR, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

jasonwake23, Oct 16, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -4.7%

Jdevoss, Oct 16, 2014
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3.67/5  rDev +1.7%

Kcman91, Oct 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

ZachKelly, Oct 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

jpd7374, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Kevin79, Oct 12, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +4.2%

NHbeerfishing, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to aa puffy layer. It is a slightly hazy copper color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Citrus, herbal, fruity, toasted, bready, and pale malts.

Taste: Same as above folks. Simple and balanced with mild bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, crisp, and refreshing.

Overall: More of an English style than American, but pretty content with this beer.

Flounder57, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of BWED
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into craft tumbler

A- Orange-gold, a bit hazy. Off white head is dense, and retains well at one finger. A few speckles of lacing.

S- Caramel notes of malt. Hop presence is a bit fruity, peach and plum, with citrus undertones.

T- Caramel again, and just a bit of hops. Still quite fruity and sweet. A little bit of pine. Citrus notes are still in the back seat.

M- Body is light. Carbonation comes out a little strong, and the finish is semi-dry.

O- This one is okay. Honestly. I like both these guys' individual Pale Ales better than this one. Just a bit underwhelming.

BWED, Oct 10, 2014
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Chico King: Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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