This 6.5% ABV pale ale's inspiration is a mash up of Sierra Nevada's pale ale and the Alpha King pale ale from the collaborator, 3 Floyds Brewing of Munster, Indiana.
The beer pours copper and amber in color. There is a tall head of thick and somewhat creamy off-white foam. The aroma is fairly subdued, citrus, grapefruit, bit of passion fruit, and toasted caramel malt. The taste follows, but reverses, the aromas, toasted and roasted caramel malt, with a light fruity hoppiness on top, mostly grapefruit and very light passion fruit. The finish is dry and smooth, with a fairly light bitterness. Absolutely solid, but surprisingly bland for 3 Floyds’ involvement.