Alpha King Pale Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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5/5 rDev +17.4%
Look: Translucent gold/amber with a thick off-white head
Aroma: Floral, hoppy aroma with a pleasant hint of barley
Taste: Pleasant hop taste with a smooth finish and pleasant aftertaste. Bordering the flavor of an IPA
Feel: Refreshing, well rounded, frothy, smooth on the palate and crisp
Overall: Perhaps my favorite beer. An extraordinary bold flavor with a crisp and refreshing finish.
06-18-2012 05:58:14 | More by KingRascal
5/5 rDev +17.4%
The King and I:
I've had this beer a million times. At nineteen, it was my introduction to micros. Why I'm just reviewing it now, at 26, is beyond me.
A- Clear, red-orange with a nice white head atoo
S- American hop dankity-dank, a senses slap, deep citrus and pine backed up by malt sweetness. Divine. The hops, oh, the hops.
T- Initial bitterness is sharp, forward and appropriate. It fades into slight caramel and dark fruit sweetness and comes back bitter, hoppy and with a faint,but necessary alcohol indication. If you want to talk about balance, this is it. This is a perfect beer. It has everything you could ever want in a beer. AK exemplifies how to have huge hops in a beer backed up by malt that is not a sweet mess.
M-Carbonation is the money shot here...and it's spot on. Very full bodied without being heavy.
O- I'd say this is the quintessential American Pale Ale, but it's more of an IPA by style. I don't care what it is; it's good. In a sea of breweries with hype surrounding them, FFF is truly not a pretender. This is their flagship beer, and boy, does it ever represent what they stand for...big hops, big malt, big beers and shattering of style guidelines. FFF always does what they want to, and other breweries try to emulate or jealously choose to ignore what they're doing. Bow Down!
06-16-2011 22:40:53 | More by cpz28
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,892 ratings.