In this special beer blog, we are going to get into the eighth of twelve of beers from Beer Camp from Sierra Nevada Brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on both of these craft breweries, you know the history of this craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know both of these craft breweries. Let us get into this craft pale ale.
It has a clear copper color with a white head on this pale ale. The smell has a slight citrus notes. The taste has a light carbonated citrus notes with a dry hop aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
This pale ale stacks plenty of bright, fruit-forward, resinous hop varietals atop a robust malt body.
3 Floyds has a reputation as the Midwestern kings of Alpha (hops), and it seems our flagship beer helped lure them down the lupulin-paved path. Chico King is a mash-up of our mutual passion for hoppy pale ales and we suspect you’ll find it fit for royalty.
Here is a description from their website (www.beercamp.sierranevada.com):
3 Floyds has a reputation as the Midwestern kings of alpha (hops), and it seems that one of our beers helped to lure them down the lupulin-paved path. Chico King is a mash-up of our mutual passion for hoppy pale ales and combines a uniquely robust malt body with intense citrusy and fruity new school hop varietals.
3 Floyds marches to the beat of their own (double kick) drum when it comes to collaboration, often partnering with comic book artists, tattoo parlors or heavy metal bands when inspiration strikes. These eclectic beers are coveted throughout the Midwest and some beers, like the legendary Dark Lord Imperial Stout, have spawned something akin to a beer-themed holiday in the brewery’s hometown of Muenster, IN.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: @3floyds and @sierranevada
In the end, I respect both of these craft breweries. I love both breweries’ beers but at times I feel like pay too much for 3 Floyd’s Brewery. I do not understand what both craft breweries were looking at when they made this beer. I get they wanted to use what put 3 Floyd’s Brewery on the map, which is the hop. I just feel they could have done something a little different. I was really disappointed with this beer. It is not really good but I get what they were doing towards in of the bottle. I just hope they will look at this beer and use it as a learning curve. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser