Mrbojangles31 (1) - west Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma fills your nose with citrus with just a little bit of piney. Appears a deep amber with a quarter inch head that dissipates but leaves sticky residue as it settles. Taste is juicy grapefruit up front and tapers into a bitter rind and ends with just the right amount of bitter citrus. Palate has a good amount of carbonation with a slightly sticky feel but doesn’t hang around for too long. Overall, a great apa that brings down what others call their ipa.
Paigeturner (98) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer a little big for a pale but none the less a wonderful pine hop aroma and great light malty biscuit flavor with great hop taste and finish.
mmahut (1521) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber body with medium head. Aroma has a lot of caramel with light grassy finish, tropical fruits in the background. Taste has also a lot of caramel, long lasting sweetness balanced with orange and mango bitterness. Body is full, medium carbonation.
Luvystypotables (1118) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of citrus and hops, pours a great looking caramel color with a short lasting white head well laced head. Complex taste, tastes more like an IPA a bit of bitterness up front with a taste of pineapple and grapefruit with a slightly bitter malt finish.
rolfc81 (134) - - JUL 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Map Room. Amber colored but IPA flavor which is a pleasant surprise........
youdictategood (434) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to lager glass. Mostly clear amber pour with a fair amount of visible carbonation and a medium, soapy head that sticks around. Citrus hops and a good bit of caramel in the aroma. Flavor is citrus hops and more caramel. Finishes dry despite the sweet backbone.
DuchessOfIowa (68) - Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle. Golden amber hue with white pillowy head and laces nicely. Bread and caramel in the malt sweetness. Big bouquet of citrus, orange marmalade, and pine in the nose. Strong assertive bitterness that softens quickly.
jeffbigD (115) - - JUL 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium carbonation with a after taste of hops. Smooth brew with a nice grain taste.
ronaldtheriot (1543) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Three Floyds Alpha King has an off-white, medium, head, a sort of amber, moderately bubbly appearance, with some lacing left on the glass. The aroma is fruity, rich, malty, bready, and sweet. Taste is of all that, with bright fruits, like dates, apricots, and even tart cherry skin. Bitterness is present, but not in the least bit harsh. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Three Floyds Alpha King finishes on the dry side and it is fairly rich. Wonderful.
Dal9000 (303) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark Amber with a thick tan head. ( initial taste from the bottle was meh but opens up when poured ) a lingering floral hop taste.
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mambossa (112) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulip, bottled on 6/23/15. Pours deep amber-red with pleasing head retention. Aroma of rich mango, pineapple, mandarin orange, skillfully paired with a foresty pine, delicate musk, covered in caramelly molasses; thick Simcoe presence apparent. Flavor of initial rich caramel quickly broken by a piney, grapefruit-rich hop bloom, ripe tangerine, moderate to light resin, easy carbonation. Fairly full-bodied and hop-foraward for a "pale ale". Great stuff.