Alpha King Pale Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.14/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance - Pours a clear amber color with an off-white, 2 finger head. Great retention, giving way to a thin layer of microbubbles across the surface. Lacing is fair, spotty in parts, with good stick.
Smell - Hits on a multitude of hop character, though all closely knit; citrus, pine, floral and a touch of soap. A malt presence is faintly detected.
Taste - Hoppy upfront, hitting on the aforementioned characters in the aroma with a great and tight harmony. Balanced out nicely with a sweet caramel malt that hits mid-taste and rides into the finish, though the hop flavor never relinquishes it's control. Mild orange pith bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Medium body with light but lively carbonation. Smooth, near creamy, with an easygoing finish.
Overall - A well-balanced pale with a great flavor profile and fine drinkability. This one did not disappoint. Right up there with some of the better West Coast hoppy pales, IMO.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2013 05:49:33 | More by TheSixthRing
4.6/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Winos In Bowling Green
A. Dark copper/medium copper color. Excellent lacing. Frothy egg-shell color head that sustains very well. Translucent.
S. Very nice fragrance of citrus, grass, pineapple, and resin. Very balanced. Very pleasant.
T. A very balanced taste that follows the nose. A combination of resin/grass and citrus/tropical fruits. Awesome. A nice peppery tingle on the tongue from the freshness. Moderately bitter.
M. Very smooth. High carbonation. Full bodied.
O. This serves as my standard for a pale ale. There are a few better, but many-many that are worse. Of course it is better fresh, but can hold up over time. I love the complex balance of hops: citrusy and resiny. I would keep this in the fridge 24/7 if always available. I see a 6er here and there a few times a year.
Serving type: on-tap
06-28-2013 21:17:53 | More by macher0
4.34/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Copper, hazed, off white head is tightly packed with good retention and lacing.
S/T - Hop forward, with mostly pine backed up by some citrus notes. Caramel malt stays in the background. Finishes mostly crisp and clean with moderate lingering bitterness.
M - Medium to light body, delicate medium carbonation, very smooth.
O - I was not disappointed with this one. The lightish body and delicate carbonation makes this one an easy drinker.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2013 03:45:18 | More by garuda
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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