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

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Ratings: 1,206
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 10
Gots: 100 | FT: 1
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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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jaydoc, Aug 04, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a standard pint glass a clear burnt orange with a half finger white head that left a few splashes of lace as it settled.Aromas of mild fruity hops and caramel malts,there is light resin to them.Flavors are fruity but with not much pine resin or bitterness,a caramel/biscuit malt backbone more than stands up to the hops it might be the main flavor component.I expected a little more here,it's not terrible by any means maybe just a little lackluster.

oberon, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In my pint glass this beer was copper colored with a good sized off-white head. There was a good amount of lace.

Nice citrus aroma, as well as a fresh, floral scent. Some sweetness to the aroma as well.

Taste of grapefruit and orange. Still floral. A bready background.

Hoppy mouthfeel, but subtle.

I was expecting more hops, but this turned out well.

lordofthewiens, Jul 27, 2014
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2.3/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours clear light copper amber with a hug rocky off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is biscuity nutty malts and grassy hops and a little fruit.

The flavor is sweet biscuity crystal malt with a little fruit and grassy floral hops. There's a bit of a bad homebrew twang to it. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with slightly prickly carbonation.

Overall, my least favorite beer camp so far. Hoppy unexciting amber.

Beaver13, Aug 06, 2014
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3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark for a pale ale, has a faint red tint

S: Nothing here, at all

T: Sweet and full, not bad but almost not what I would consider a pale ale. This is high on the abv for a pale ale as well so there are much better options at this point

M: Nice and full, makes the beer better than it actually is

O: This is not a bad beer at all, its just not a great beer coming from Three Floyds. Pale ales are pretty standard and this one is something I could drink more often

barhoc11, Jul 18, 2014
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

bottle pour into mini pilsner glass. smell fruity, orange peel, grapefruit, carmel. taste is slightly sweet, fruits such as mango, strawberry, citrus, and carmel notes. Some spice essence coming through the nose, with it's complexity, and richness. mouthfeel is medium bodied. I could see this one paring nice with mild spice dishes, such as kabob, and mild smokey meats, and cheeses.

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3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pint glass.

Appearance: Robust amber-orange with good sized off-white head and some light lacing.

Smell: Caramel and citrus mostly. Simple but effective.

Taste: Big caramel malt body on this one. The hops are varied and seemingly fantastic, with notes of grapefruit, orange, pine, spice and tropical notes. However, the hops and bitterness are kept in check by the malt body.

Feel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice dry finish. It is basically a great mouthfeel, but not for this beer. Too full bodied.

Overall: This was almost a first rate Pale Ale. I am not sure why this is so full bodied with such strong malts. What I can taste of the hops is outstanding, and while I am okay with a balanced Pale Ale, I think this is a little out of whack on the malty side. Still, quite delicious.

bsp77, Jul 21, 2014
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Chico King: Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,206 ratings.