dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark amber color. whif of pine in the aroma. deliciously bitter. fizzy palate, that kind of sticks in throat, but i like that.my notes say ía nice, nice beerí, but i seem to say that a lot. maybe i should have that printed on every page of my notebook to save time.
agl108 (1022) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2005 Thanks to lamas for the bottle. 12 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful copper. Head dissipates quickly, lots of lace. Solid grapefruit/citrus aroma. Perfect level of carbonation. Hoppy flavor makes the slightly higher than usual ABV unnoticeable. Nice, sharp, bitter finish...very refreshing. The best APA Iíve ever had?? Iím not sure - definitely near the top though. Iíd like to throw back a couple more of these. Very tasty nonetheless.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Okay, not a big fan of pine, and this brew has lots of it. I used to love Three Floydsí brews, but have noticed Dreadnaught now tastes like PineSol and Iím not into ingesting kitchen cleaner. However, Alpha King is not as strong, so I canít knock it too much. Apparently, the recipe has changed or Iím missing something, because Iím not picking up on the citrus and malts that others have in their reviews. Oh well...
Thanks, Egaj and Shag!
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My goodness this is bitter-a different kind of bitter. Maybe itís been too long since my last strong apa/ipa. Piney, citrusy, strong malts, very dry. It made my little sisterís face squinch up in the cutest way.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
More of an IPA than an APA I would have said, but whatís in a name? Big brassy copper colour. The usual US pine resin hoppy aroma. More of the same on the palate. Rather astringent mouthfeel. Pretty good. Bottled at the London Joet gathering, January 2005.
Shag (2789) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer had a dark orange appearance. The flavors are mainly grapefruit and orange. It had a good malt profile as well. The aftertaste is bitter. Overall its a very good pale ale.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pour a light copper color with off white head. the aroma was of floral hops and grapefruit with definite sweetness. the flavor was much of the same...strong the the spicey grapefruit hop flavor. a very good pale ale.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy aroma and hoppy flavor. Beautiful looking and easy to drink. Strong amount of hops, though never overpowering. Tasted similar to an IPA.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is dominated by hoppy smell - very citrus, very pleasant. The appearance is coppery with a definite haze. Iíve even got some "chunks" in mine. The flavor is very nice: sweet, citrusy up front with a nice bitter finish - love those hops! The body is very nice, not too thick but definitely there. The carbonation is just right and the overall feel just leaves my mouth craving more. An excellent APA, one of my favorites.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear copper color with a ring of white lace. Excellent aroma of spicy and citrusy hops (Goldings and Cascade ?) with caramel. Excellent flavor of spicy and citrusy hops with caramel and a very long lasting bitter finish reminiscent of Cascade hops. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. I agree with dirtymike, it puts a lot IPAs to shame, excellent beer. Thanks to csbosox for sending this.