Alextricity (177) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Alpha King drink this beer all day!"
Well, I would if I had easy access to it. Anyway!
Appearance: A brown/copper color with a nice, bubbly, somewhat tan head. Lacing’s patchy, but it has a great, clear appearance overall.
Smell: What do I say? It has a brilliant malty and hop balance. On one sniff it smells of caramel sweetness, and on the next it smells of hoppy deliciousness. Extremely inviting.
Taste/feel: Just an awesome beer. The most dominant flavor that I get is of a quality, caramel malt on the start. The finish is super clean, and offers a burst of fresh hops. Not only is this beer pretty much perfectly balanced, it has an outstanding flavor. There’s virtually no aftertaste, which makes me want to keep going back for another sip. Alpha King’s a worthy flagship beer at Three Floyds, and one of my absolute favorite beers overall. I can only hope that they ship this stuff to Michigan some day soon.
Desverger (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends, cph - Fuzzy dark orange/amber colour with a medium white head. Citrus, pine and caramel malts, nice sweet and bitter balance, very enjoyable and impressive.
KingCecil (1807) - DENMARK - MAR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home... It pours clear amber with a small fluffy white head....The aroma is fresh hops, fruit, grapefruit and citrus.....The flavor is fresh hops, grapefruit and citrus.....Very nice!
Joakgust (587) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 355ml - Semi hazy amber beer with a moderate sized head. Aroma is fruity with notes of pine, citrus, grapefruit, caramel and pineapple. Flavor is fruity with notes of pine, oranges, grapefruit and some caramel. Body is surprisingly light considering the aroma. Great and very fresh APA.
Scrapersnbeer (980) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large grapefruit aroma, lesser caramel profile. Bitter citrus taste is just above moderate without going over the top, splits the difference between its style and a strong IPA type. Nice malt balance, though I’d be pressed to call it sweet. Hearty body that’s smooth yet filling.Good example of where traditional pale ales are going.
joshmcg000 (203) - Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very hazy copper with white head. Aroma is Grapefruit citrus. Grapefruit, citrus, maybe even a little melon taste from the hops. Fairly bitter but not overly so, very refreshing, though its medium bodied. Lots of pine in the aftertaste in addition to the citrus. Caramel malt, almost taste rye, but maybe that’s just me, its a little spicy. Very Drinkable yet loaded with some very complex flavor. Great Stuff, and very unique.
Jabic (296) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ar: Spicy citrus, lots of grapefruit rind - some toasted caramel.
Ap: Orange, clear - medium off-white head with good retention - leaves a thin, but solid, cap of foam, with small chunks of lacing.
T: Candied orange and toasted malt up front - lots of smooth, juicy citrus, tangerine and pink grapefruit - spicy, a bit herbal - medium bitterness - very clean, with a nick light caramel malt backbone.
P: Medium body, medium-high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: Bright, fresh pale ale - absolutely delicious - great citrus flavor - and a wonderful balance of malt, just enough to give it some great character to contrast the hops, but without becoming too prominent.
Lukaduke (1017) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a rich copper amber color with a two finger eggshell foam that sticks nicely. On the nose its a mix of rich caramel malt, pine and citrus hops... The palate is a lot maltier than I thought it would be. The hop profile is abundant but a little muddied by the heavy toasted malt notes and bitter finish.
DedicatedToFun (670) - Alabama, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Awesome american pale ale drank in chicago from a bottle, Indiana’s pride, super hoppy
beerbaaron (379) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark orange. Small soapy white head. Aroma is sweet, citrus, grapefruit, pine with matching flavor. Alot of flavor. Bright. Very drinkable. Balanced, smooth hop finish. Medium body. Creamy, oily, some drying. An excellent beer