Alpha King Pale Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by SportsandJorts:
3.99/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Type: 12 oz bottle
From: Big Red Liquor in French Lick IN
Price: $11 a six pack
Appearance: deep orange, slightly coppery. pretty hazy. small off white head that fades slowly and lacing on the sides
Smell: Strong hops, mostly pine, some citrus. a strong graininess that doesn't quite take the backseat to the hops
Taste: Opens up with hops strong pine with some citrus sneaking in. The grains take over in the form of toasted malts. the two tastes are well balance and neither comes out the clear king.
Mouthfeel: a tad to sticky. lingering bitterness. medium body good carbonation
Overall: a pretty tasty hop-strong pale ale. not quite an amazing beer. I'd like a bit more citrus but another solid from a brewery that should expand to Michigan, now that they have added Ohio
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2013 03:36:53 | More by SportsandJorts
More User Reviews:
4.83/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Just got to Indiana (Bloomington) to visit the law school. Was anxious to try Three Floyds since I had heard so much about them. Holy Moly, this beer is damn good. This beer alone makes the trip from Virginia worth it. Here goes:
A: Lovely. Beer pours a dark, cloudy brown that's rather opaque (a lot darker than most pale ales, in fact). However, the head was massive; incredibly fluffy. Drinking the beer left a ton of lacing on the side as well. You can tell that this is a very well-made beer.
S: Beautiful. Unlike most APA's, you can smell both the hops AND malt. They're very well-balanced against each other, with American hops giving way to a rich caramel malt backbone. Both sweet and bitter at the same time. Simply superb balance!
T: Taste follows the nose, which is great. Initial taste is one of sweet caramel and amber malt. The beer would have merely been good had they left it at that, but what happens afterwards makes the beer excellent. The malt gives way to a strong hop backbone consisting of grapefruit, pine and lemon peel. Truly magnificent.
Also of note, while the hop backbone is strong, it doesn't leave a lingering hop aftertaste. It's almost as if this beer has come down from heaven.
M: Again, excellent. Lots of carbonation and very full-bodied for an APA. Glides down the throat smoothly, though, even with the carbonation apparent.
O: Exquisite. Par excellence. Three Floyds, you are king!
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 21:30:01 | More by leantom
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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