Alpha King Pale Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4/5 rDev -6.1%
I've had this on-tap in the past, but this is the first time having it bottled. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy amber; small off-white head and great retention; decent lacing. The aromas are full of caramel malts, juniper, blueberries, grapefruit, lemon zest, and the slightest amount of booze. I don't know why, but I'm picking up alot of blueberries in the flavors as well, which is cool. The flavors have a very solid bitterness to this one, which seems to outshine the caramel malts. The malts are strong though. Lots of subtle grapefruit and citrus going on. There's alot of body to this one; it's on the fuller side of medium-bodied; active carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed and it's pretty easy to drink.
This is a very nice beer. It blurs the lines between and APA and an IPA, but I have no problem calling this is an APA. Well done.
08-18-2013 20:51:42 | More by BB1313
3.89/5 rDev -8.7%
From the bottle into a Funky Buddha snifter. I love the smell of this beer, it's super hoppy, but with a bit of balance to it. It's very dark for a pale. Nice 2-3 finger head, great retention and lacing. Very citrusy taste, but doesn't live up to the smell. A very good pale, not in my top 10, but still very good.
08-17-2013 02:58:16 | More by DonFrap
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,897 ratings.