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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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2014 Beer Camp Across America Release.

3 Floyds has a reputation as the Midwestern kings of alpha (hops), and it seems that one of our beers helped to lure them down the lupulin-paved path. Chico King is a mash-up of our mutual passion for hoppy pale ales and combines a uniquely robust malt body with intense citrusy and fruity new school hop varietals.

3 Floyds marches to the beat of their own (double kick) drum when it comes to collaboration, often partnering with comic book artists, tattoo parlors or heavy metal bands when inspiration strikes. These eclectic beers are coveted throughout the Midwest and some beers, like the legendary Dark Lord Imperial Stout, have spawned something akin to a beer-themed holiday in the brewery’s hometown of Munster, IN.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4544) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle from Beer Camp Mixed Pack. Pours a nice caramel orange with an off-white head. Nose is caramel, light grapefruit, some orange, and some mild grass and pine. Flavor is orange, some caramel, and some mild pine. Understated malts and hops considering Alpha King and SNPA. Light to medium in body and kind of a surprise.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevinator (1078) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Man, I was hoping for big things from this beer given the iconic status of both breweries involved but I was left wanting. Very faint hop aroma. Average golden color and the palate was light and fizzy. Flavor was hoppy but mild with malts just showing up to the party. Good but not up to the standards of either brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
firstsip (525) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Tap. Dark copper. Some scattered lace. Mildly malty nose, interestingly. A very bready beer, mild hop... 3 Floyd’s AND Sierra Nevada with a mild, malt forward beer? Is this the apocalypse?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is very fruity, background hoppiness, mildly sweet. Taste is similar to the aroma, a fruity hoppiness, sweeter then you’d expect, light alcohol with a smooth body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6153) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2015
35,5 cl bottle @ 15.05.2014
Aroma is somewhat heavy and sweet with caramel and cereal. Also some fruity hops. Flavour has heavy with cereal, caramel, toffee, old hops and . More like American strong ale than pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4086) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2015
355ml bottle from Saveur-Biere

PKGD: 05/15/14 - Pours dark orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, mild hoppy notes, hints of pine and resin. Taste is malty, sweet and stuffy with notes of caramel, toffee, aged hops, hints of resin and grass. Finish is sweet, malty and caramely with hints of aged hops and toffee. Quite malty and sweetish pale ale. Not very fresh, unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
penstemon (168) - - JAN 2, 2015
Pours deep orange with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, light floral, and grain. Taste is grainy malt, light orangey citrus, light floral, pine, slight bitterness. A fine but pretty standard pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (315) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber withe beige head. Aroma is earthy and herbal notes, caramel and a little citrus. Taste is a some grapefruit, orange peel, floral, caramel, toffee, grass. Very well balanced. Moderate bitterness with moderate sweet malt backbone. Medium bodied. Overall a very good pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3158) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
One of the milder beers I’ve ever had from 3 floyds and for that reason, I appreciated it. Floral aroma, amber appearance, with a nice thick sweet finish. One of three I managed to try at Blind Tiger in 2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6544) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 31, 2014
B 355 ml
Aroma: funky and a bit chaotic blend of hops. Citrusy with lemon grass touch, slight herbal side with sweet bottom.
Look: poured nice white cap. Textbook like lace. Clear amber base.
Palate/Body/Taste: medium bodied with softer touch to it. Lighter carbonation. Slight nutty hints with crystal malts. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5159) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This beer has a big creamy off white head that leaves thick sticky lacing. It has a lot of carbonation and is amber in color. Aroma is not huge but is nice. I got peaches and tangerines with yeast. The flavor also begins with that fruit and yeast. Very mild bitterness. Malts are pale and are big here. An interesting beer and one that I kept hoping would go to the next level.

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