Alpha King Pale Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.45/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to dpodratsky3 for this tasty beverage: poured from bottle to oversized snifter.
A: Dark amber brownish color with slight haze and light head that stays for a while
N: Nose is a lot of pine, some bitter hops but mostly pine, some crystal caramel malts as well, touch of burnt brown sugar
T: Lots of darker malts surprisingly, lots of crystal malts, roasted I think, biscuit, lots of bitter hops but not overbearing, the fresh hop quality is great, slight ripe fruits, lots of pine and a little citrus, some tropical fruit like taste (strange), a nice smooth malt center that's almost chewy, its got a nice pale ale quality towards the end that makes me thing its gots some british fuggles or goldings hops as well
M: Somewhat thick and chewy on the mouth, good carbonation, slightly sticky
F: More piney and some citrus hops, but not overbearing again, pretty bitter, a little dry, more malts on the finish too surprisingly, the bitter hop lingers for a few seconds then leaves your mouth refreshed waiting for more
Final THoughts: Great IPA, great malt backbone with crystal, some darker malts that give it a slight stout/porter quality, some biscuit, but maintains a great hop with lots of pine, slight citrus, some UK pale ale quality, and some ripe fruits even, great beer, very drinkable, wish I could get it regularly.
Thanks again Dan!
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2009 01:57:39 | More by jlindros
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Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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