Alpha King Pale Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.14/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
07-28-2013 03:53:28 | More by DougT
4.35/5 rDev +2.1%
Aquired in a trade with hombrepalo, thanks!
Pours a rich clear copper with three fingers of off-white head and good retention.
Smell is tropical fruits, mango and a slight floral hop.
Taste is bittersweet, floral hops and some fruitiness, earthy finish.
Very drinkable. Very good beer.
07-19-2013 02:00:52 | More by Smurf2055
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,892 ratings.