Alpha Kong | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A super fruity, dry hopped, Belgian sextuple, with notes of cardamon.

70 IBU

Added by orbitalr0x on 03-13-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,287
Reviews:
136
Ratings:
363
pDev:
12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
175
Gots:
111
Trade:
7
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3.64/5  rDev -9%
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
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3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
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3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 7/17/15; drank 8/7/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Opaque dull orange/red appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE khaki head; a frothy curtain of lace.

Sarsaparilla, orange citrus, caramel & cinnamon notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Fresh soap & Sarsaparilla flavors up front; cinnamon dryness on the finish. Booze heat emerged as this warmed; peppermint sweetness settled on my lips over the course of the quaff. Quite drinkable despite its eccentric quirks; truly unique.

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4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +16%
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
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3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this one was a little too aggressive for even me, the belgian yeast has just run away with the thing, its incredibly bitter from the hops, but also has a high degree of residual sugar from the malts, its intense on all fronts, and although there might be some really really heavy balance somewhere in here, its a little lost on me. it seems a bit more like a kitchen sink project, and i have never been a huge fan of stuff like that. a brass to crimson color, depending upon which type of light i hold it up to, pretty enough in the glass, not viscous or anything, hardly showing signs of its flavor intensity at all. red malts and belgian yeast up front in the nose and taste, sweet like molasses, a little nutty, and then spicy and bubblegummy from the yeast, very strong alcohol too. the hops come in a little later on, bitter and a little harsh, vegetal, and enormous. i know this is the kind of beer that has these guys so famous, but this one doesnt make as much sense on the palate as their best stuff, and i would not order this one again. even a small pour was a lot to get through for me...

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4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
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4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great lacing throughout. Huge cardamon flavor which I find appealing in this particular beer. I think it is a perfect summer beverage and the high ABV is deceiving....easily drinkable!

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3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
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Alpha Kong from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 363 ratings
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