Alpha King Pale Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.5/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Special thanks to aasher for hooking me up with this one.
A: Alpha King boasts a deep copper hue, a touch of haze, and minimal lacing. These are all nice, but this brew really needs some froth. A decent head was procured upon pouring, but didn't last more than a few minutes.
S: The bouquet is quite vibrant, with grapefruit and pineapple jumping out of the glass.
T: Off dry, and reminiscent of orange marmalade on toast with a side of grapefruit. Delicious to say the least.
M: Medium body, light carbonation, a touch of astringency, and ever so slightly sticky on the finish.
O: As scores of other reviewers have mentioned, this would be more aptly deemed an IPA, but that's not all too bad. I can definitely see why this brew has earned such acclaim; it is quite enjoyable. My biggest complaint is that it is lacking what every IPA should have; a big, frothy, meringue-like head. Despite this error, Alpha King remains one of the best APAs I've come across.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2011 20:48:13 | More by Avagadro
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Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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