Alpha King Pale Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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2.26/5 rDev -47.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Poured from a bottle into my Hill Farmstead chalice.
A: Pours a hazy copper color with an inch of head, just a touch of lace.
S: Aroma is sickly sweet, unpleasant to me.
T: Very malty, unbalanced.
M: Sticky, tough to drink..
O: Really disappointing!
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2013 00:58:22 | More by TheLostGringo
4.39/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
One of the few survivors (along with Gumballhead and Rabid Rabbit) of a shipment from IN to OK. My bottles of Dreadnaught and Panzer Wolf were not so fortunate to make it through the rough UPS ride. Sad...
A- One of the meanest looking pale ales i have seen. Pours a dark copper bordering on amber into my Spiegelau IPA glass. Creamy as can be light tan head of 1 finger. Lacing that is sticky as hell. The retention is equally impressive as a layer sticks around the whole time. Looks like I am in store for a great beer.
S- Tons of citrus notes all over the nose. Grapefruit, orange, lemon zest. Some bready character underneath. Touch of carmelized malts as well.
T- Hops all over again as the nose indicates. Toasted bread malts come through with a nice round of sweet caramel to support the hop platform. Nice amoutn of bitterness in the finish, but avoids any harsh astringency. Actually finds some way to be slightly clean and smooth.
M- Mid body makes this one a bit heavy for the style, so the drinkability is average at best. Fantastic carbonation though. Crisp and clean. Dry as expected.
O- Hoppier than most APAs, but quite enjoyable. A standard for the style. If there were no lable i would have assumed this one were an IPA.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2013 19:01:42 | More by Bosoxfan20
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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