Alpha King Pale Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.83/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Very much on the amber side of a pale ale. Deep, transparent amber body with a huge, fluffy slightly off-white head.
S- Piney hops come through on the nose first, along with a big bready malt aroma. Some citrus comes through too.
T- A very balanced taste, with lots of bready malt flavor coming through with the piney hops. Very rich and full-flavored with good balance.
M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, good drinkability.
O- A nice, balanced APA. At times it is close to a hoppy amber, and borders on being a balanced IPA.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2013 23:25:39 | More by stephenjmoore
4.14/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Beautiful amber color with a 3 finger rich, creamy,off-white head that sticks to the glass. Nice lacing.
Smells thick of hops, like standing in a hop field. The name is apt, smells of high alpha hops. If you love hops you would love that smell. Personally, too much, I can't get past all the hops. I can't smell the beer.
Taste is not as bitter as the smell suggests. More balanced. A little yeast, some malt, somewhat woody, and then the hops comes on in the end. Not overpowering. Very pleasant.
Medium body, smooth, zesty. Nice effervescent tingle. That's beer!
I am not a huge hophead. In fact I don't like most IPAs. This is an APA. But I do like this one! The smell of hops is a bit thick, and the aftertaste is a bit to hoppy for me, but that's the style. It absolutely represents the style well. There are times when I'm in a hoppy mood. I usually turn to an Imperial Stout, but those are quite heavy. This is a little lighter, a bit more drinkable. I could have another.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2013 03:53:28 | More by DougT
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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