Alpha King Pale Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.88/5 rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Picked up a growler the night before the XV party last weekend.
A: amber color with a orange hue. Carbonation was muted after a week in the growler but still grew a 1 finger head after an aggressive pour. As I am drinking it leaves a modest lacing down the glass.
S: Smells of piney grapefruit. Don't pick up any malt but don't fault them on this based on their hop forward reputation.
T: resinous citrus hop flavor with a modest but good balance of malt sweetness backing it up. Does not have an overly aggressive back of the tongue bitter.
M: This is a growler so again the carbonation is somewhat muted. I enjoy this though as it makes a somewhat dry beer a bit more slick.
O: This is my favorite pale ale style. This is the brewery that started the midwest craft revolution and for good reason. This is a wonderfully balanced beer and hopefully someday will be a session beer that I can enjoy at my local watering hole here in Minnesota!
Serving type: growler
11-19-2011 21:20:49 | More by Beerdregs
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Copper copper. Cloudier than I would have thought. Especially next to Lagunitas Sucks and Zombie Dust, it is much darker. Also has a good amount of head and carbonation. Lacing sticks around awhile.
S - Citrus. Less hops than I would thought. Oranges. Sweet clementine smell. This has a more full and cooked sweetness to it... almost molasses.
T - First thought is yum. A cold brew with lemon zest up front, almost nothing (in a good way) in the middle and a citrus aftertaste. Lingering aftertaste is quite good. Still getting oranges (if you like oranges... who doesn't... you will like this). Burnt orange and cinnamon (and other fall spices) are hinted at. Almost seems like it has been aging a bit. More malts comes through as it warms up a bit.
O - Really really good. Simpler at first than others but maybe leaves you with something quite nice on the tongue and in the throat that others don't!
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2011 00:43:22 | More by dlello2
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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