Alpha King Pale Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.61/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It's got an extremely dark pour for a pale ale. Think burnt orange with some brown hues. Not quite clear, just a tad murky. The head is gorgeous and resembles an IPA with it's meringue look. Thick sloppy lace.
A citrus bomb in the nose, with plenty of pale malt for support. Orange peel.
Can't think of how you'd improve the taste. I used to think Sierra Nevada made the best pale ale, but this has it beat. Very malty, yet the citrusy hops dominate.
Very smooth and easy to drink. It's really pushing the envelope of pale ales, if it was just a smidge hoppier and more bitter, I'd say it was an IPA with the burst of scent and flavor of the hops and the relatively high ABV. Medium bodied. It's sweet til midsip then the bitterness takes over and lingers.
Arguably the best pale ale in the world, at least of the American variety of pales. This reminds me a LOT of Zombie Dust and with that so hard to get, even with me living in Indiana, this will be my new go to beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2013 03:08:26 | More by RickS95
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Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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