Alpha King Pale Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.84/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
One of the last of my wonderful haul from my rather one-sided trade with BigStein88. I got so much more than he did. But Im working on evening that out a little.
Funny metallic multi-colored label of a crazy-eyed, naked Alpha King dropping hops into a glass of beer.
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass. Clear amber with a two inch tall white head which receded slowly to rocky surface foam and dense patterned lacing.
s: Citrus so strong it made me cough. But then so did the FW Velvet Merlin I had earlier, so maybe it's just me. Vinegar later, which always makes me cough. So maybe it's the beer after all. Fortunately after awhile that fades away.
t: A sort of bubble gummy initial flavor was quickly overshadowed by a wave of piney hop bite. Became slightly vinegary, but not enough to be bothersome. Later a pleasing malt/hop balance is achieved with piney hops prominent.
m: Medium with good body and very smooth.
o; It looked and at first smelled so good, the taste was a bit odd but ok. Perhaps an old bottle, no date info anywhere I could find, and Dating Beer does not list any info on how to find it if it IS there somewhere. None of the fruitiness a pale ale ought to at least hint at.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2014 05:30:22 | More by scotorum
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,086 ratings.