Alpha King Pale Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.9/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this on draft at the Yardhouse in Glenview. Served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear amber color with some lighter straw notes around the edges. A one finger bubbly white head forms on the pour and subsides to thin film. Leaves some sticky lace behind.
S: Slighty malty with nice high hop presence. The main note is grapefruit and with a subtle floral component mixed in.
T: The taste follows the nose, but with the hops more amplified. The oaty malt provides a nice backbone for the citrus hop flavors with a slight flowery sweetness.
M: Light to medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel to it. Nice bubbly carbonation though and the finish is slightly bitter.
O:This is definitely more hopped up than I remember from years past. It drinks more like an IPA than a pale ale, but is still a delicious and hoppy brew.
Serving type: on-tap
12-16-2011 15:45:11 | More by Treebs
4.38/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Received in trade from phisigben, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a deep clear copper color with a big fluffy white head that slowly dissipates to a wisp of foam on top. Smells of citrus, lots and lots of grapefruit fresh from the produce isle. a bit of toffee, bread and a hint of caramel malt are buried deep underneath. Taste is citrus and resinous with bits of bread and malt barely breaking onto the scene. Long lingering hop bite in the finish is there but never harsh. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation with a smooth resinous mouthfeel. This is a very nice beer, but to call this a pale ale is a bit of a stretch. I would drink these a lot more often if they were more available in my area.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2011 00:48:34 | More by johnnnniee
4/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle to a Cigar City Snifter.
Color: Amber with an off white head.
Smell: Citrus (peach, orange, pineapple) and hops.
Taste: Citrus (peach, grapefruit, orange) and hops.
Mouthfeel: Great carbonation, slightly coarse and a medium dry finish.
Overall: A great pale ale. Loved all the citrus and hops in it. All around solid brew. Definitely looking forward to drinking another. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2011 23:31:26 | More by Heatwave33
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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