tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Cloudy copper color with a small, off-white head. Aroma is strong & pungent for a pale ale. Peppery, earthy, raw, dirty hops with a heavy, heavy malt backdrop. Caramel, booze, & some toasted bread. Super heavy carbonation, each sip fizzles away on my palate. Spicy & herbal hop notes, leafy with a strong earthy & white pepper presence. Toasted caramel, baked bread, pungent grapefruit rind finish with a touch of dank hop oil & malt sugar. Not bad, just a little messy. Zombie Dust stomps all over this, though.
Moose22 (5) - - APR 23, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very solid pale ale, great looking, hop forward, closer to an IPA than most Pale Ales.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great aroma grapefruit and all. Way to bitter astringent, ok if it were and IPA or XXIPA. Alcohol heat. Not really a pale ale. Not what I expected.
mjmoen (138) - - APR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a murky copper color with white head. Huge citrus hop aroma and flavor. A little too bitter for me
Dorkenstein (90) - - APR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Resinous pine and grapefruit juice aroma with some dank fresh cut grass aroma. Taste is slighly bitter grapefruit juice followed by a slight caramel and dry peppery cracker. Palate is nice and bubbly
ryecatcher (991) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Disclaimer: this review is more a rant/blog entry than a blow-by-blow version of tasting notes. The first time I had one of these it was 1999, the world was (relatively speaking) a happier place and Nick Floyd and his sons were just starting to make a name for themselves regionally, brewing in Hammond... and hadn’t yet turned into the arrogant, money grubbing bastards they are today. Times have changed and so has my palate. 16 years ago, this was one of the happiest beers available in the Midwest, today this is pretty mainstream. Still good (black pepper, crackers, citrus, solid appearance and palate) just not earth shattering as I remember it to be (amazing what progress in American brewing will do to perspective). I will say I like the old label better... wonder if they’ll replace with the statue of AK out front of the brewery with a comic book character version too.
mfhennig (127) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So I finally found a bottle of this, Pale Ale my ass. It’s pretty darn colorful, nice reddish hue, off white head. Tons of aroma, grapefruit and pine mostly. Nicely carbonated and very smooth.
Everything I have heard about this is spot on.
CardsPackHawks (123) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped at the brewery on the way home from Ohio during spring break. Picked up a case of my favorite 3 Floyds - Gumballhead and split a case between Yum Yum and Alpha King. This is another great offering from 3 Floyds. Nice copper color, with a full head. The classic hoppy and citrus flavor common with 3 Floyds. Just another great beer from this brewery.
CraftBeerNick (1211) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Munich Tap House, 23rd March 15. Aroma is sweetish, floral hops. Taste is sweet malt, nice hop balance. Carbonation mid to heavy, a little too much for me. Nice APA, The Kernel do better though and Zombie Dust wins over this
tomer (2132) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, thanks, small bubbly head, slightly hazy deepish orange color, aroma of pineapple, grains and shrubs with some jam, flavor of bread with some marmalade and a lingering herbal bitterness, with a metalic hint creeping in at the aftertase. Fair and drinkable.