I have to say this is the first AHS clone that I'm disappointed with. I made the extract recipe and followed the directions exact. I normally add more hops than instructed, but I made to sure follow this closely. I kegged and tapped this about 2 weeks ago and it's so-so. It's not bad. I'm getting a nice aroma from the hops, the lingering bitterness is there, the body is there with nice carbonation. Tastes are good but no finish. It's a bit weak in final flavor. I really can't compare this to the original, since I can't get Alpha King in PA, but this is one that I probably won't make again anytime soon. Something is missing. OG and FG matched up so I'm not sure what went wrong. It should be really tasty by now. All this being said I can say is that it's better than a lot of commercial beers I've had, so it definitely will not go to waste in my house! I really had high expectations for this brew.
Reviewed by: Old Site Reviewer from United States.