Alpha King Pale Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by DougT:
4.14/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Beautiful amber color with a 3 finger rich, creamy,off-white head that sticks to the glass. Nice lacing.
Smells thick of hops, like standing in a hop field. The name is apt, smells of high alpha hops. If you love hops you would love that smell. Personally, too much, I can't get past all the hops. I can't smell the beer.
Taste is not as bitter as the smell suggests. More balanced. A little yeast, some malt, somewhat woody, and then the hops comes on in the end. Not overpowering. Very pleasant.
Medium body, smooth, zesty. Nice effervescent tingle. That's beer!
I am not a huge hophead. In fact I don't like most IPAs. This is an APA. But I do like this one! The smell of hops is a bit thick, and the aftertaste is a bit to hoppy for me, but that's the style. It absolutely represents the style well. There are times when I'm in a hoppy mood. I usually turn to an Imperial Stout, but those are quite heavy. This is a little lighter, a bit more drinkable. I could have another.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2013 03:53:28 | More by DougT
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4.3/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
American pale ale
6.66% ABV 68 IBU
APPEARANCE: Poured out a vibrant rust color. Star bright clear no haziness at all. Great big pillowy egg shell white head. Great retention and lacing.
AROMA: Strong pine and citrus right away. Smells like breakfast of fresh squeezed orange juice and warm toast. Malty sweetness and carmel.
TASTE: Another 3 Floyds APA that drinks like an IPA to me. Very piney and citrus right up front. Hops hit in the middle and rounds out with that great maltiness I got on the nose. Literally taste so good makes you want to slap yo mama!
MOUTHFEEL: Medium to light body along with the carbonation. Dry snappy finish that almost leaves you thirsty.
OVERALL: Once again very impressed with a 3 Floyds brew. Still can't believe this is an APA reminds me of a wonderful low key west coast IPA. Would for sure try and get more of this goodness.
RATING: 4.4/5 Zombie Heads!
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 10:12:42 | More by BeerZombies1
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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