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RATINGS: 356   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 (4467) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFunGuy (642) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Surprisingly you get very lite of the hop aroma you would expect. Instead this beautiful rick gold colored beer has a malt forward flavor and aroma. It is smokey and almost a touch sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kirk36 (131) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2014
A tastey alpha. If you enjoy the singular taste of alpha. It's like enjoying one thing and one thing only. It is ok and meaty. The alpha hop has a greater taste than the typical hop. Certainly this beer will appeal to those picky fuckers who only like alpha. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbastard (686) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2014
12oz bottle. Amber Brown. Malty bread nose. Earthy flavors, malt forward, weak hops. Nothing special. Mild bitter finish. Its ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (927) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Quite a nice pale ale. Pours a great deep orange with a thick white head. Smells of pine, hops, cloves and banana. Taste is well balanced, with lots of banana and pine, and a bit of hops in the finish. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zickbeer_ye (274) - Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Light dry hoppy aromas and some crisp citrus. Light foamy white head and mid amber body. Crisp juicy hops and some dry citrus flavor. Crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1527) - Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle on July 31st, 2014 split with Dave.

Appearance: Pours orange.
Aroma:Aroma is lightly hoppy.
Taste:Medium light bitterness.
Palate:Light medium body, fizzy.

Summary: Given the two breweries on this beer, I was disappointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rentonj7 (37) - USA - SEP 11, 2014
Medium amber body. Light hops and plenty of malt on the nose - a little bready. Taste is malt forward with roasty notes. Hops bring bitterness and hints of citrus. Pine comes through on the finish. Medium mouthfeel with little carbonation and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6045) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a deep orange-amber with a large lasting frothy beige head. Minimal lacing. Mild biscuity aroma along with some caramel, fruit, light hops and light sugary sweetness. Flavour of toasted caramel malt, light hops, a bit of fruit and an average bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not sure what they were going for but I wouldn’t call this a Pale Ale, whatever it is it’s enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4051) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Smells pleasantly hoppy, like fresher IPA. Look is darker orange and cleaer. Mouth coating from the start. Barely any co2. Rude in yer face hops here baby. Astringent sharp nasty nellie.Not impressed. In IPA territory.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2159) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2014
12 oz bottle from Biggie Liquors. Light amber and clear appearance with a lacy white head. Aroma and flavor of citrus hops, light resin, spruce, grass and earthy notes. Medium body with a creamy, smooth feel. A bit dull, but a decent pale nonetheless.

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