Friday, November 21, 2008

Beer Review: Three Floyds Alpha King Pale Ale

While on a trip to Chicago I got the chance to sample Three Floyds Alpha King Pale Ale. I went to Binnys which had just about any beer you can find. I was looking for Behemoth Barelywine but couldnt find it. It was that rare. Anyway I settled for the Alpha King. While drinking it I was reminded me of a story.

The haunting memories of lost love. Our eyes met across the crowded hat store. I, a customer, and she a coquettish haberdasher. Oh, I pursued and she withdrew, then she pursued and I withdrew, and so we danced. I burned for her, much like the burning from the Alpha King that I would experience soon afterwards.

Alpha King smells fruity. It tastes like beer and is a little bitter. Most interestingly it burps fruity. The bottle desrcibes it as:

Alpha King is an American pale ale with a bold citrus hop character. We brew our beers for our own demanding tastes. If your unwilling to compromise on your beer, we urge you to try it.

It is Three Floyds (Munster, IN) signature beer and is 6% ABV. The bottle has a Halloweeny feel with monster like characters. It also has a hidden message on the bottle: Its not normal. If it is dark or you are drunk, you could easily miss it as it is the same color as the background.

I give Alpha King a C+ but then again I dont like my beer to have taste and prefer it to be like water. So what do I know. For real beer reviews go to the The Vice Blog.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

That's probably the best review of beer I've ever read. Want to hear more about this haberdasher though!

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