Alpha King Pale Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a one inch creamy off-white head. Leaves a great lacing all the way down the glass.
Smell: Strong grapefruit and pine hop aroma balanced out by biscuit and caramel malts. While it's definitely hop-forward, I'm actually fairly surprised by the strength of the malt presence in the nose.
Taste: More pine and grapefruit up front (heavier on the pine) with biscuit and caramel malt balancing it out. Bittering hops have a strong showing throughout the tasting experience. This is definitely closer to an IPA than a pale ale, but it's 3 Floyd's, so not surprising. While it isn't overpoweringly hoppy from a flavor standpoint, the bittering hops definitely push this into IPA territory.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light body, bittering hops make it very crisp. Highly drinkable.
Overall: All-around great pale ale (if you can call it that), and a very fitting flagship beer for 3 Floyd's. Even better when you consider the $35 price tag on a case directly from the brewery.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2013 00:54:09 | More by emyers
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