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Three Floyds Alpha Khan

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Alpha Khan feared General of the Alpha King -Experimental Style bordering on IPA,Summit hops and light spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Tap: 5-30-06. Dark copper, huge frothy head, great lacing, entire glass is coated. Great aroma, huge orange, mango, grapefruit zest, plenty of backbone. Flavor again, very zesty up front, orange, mango, grapefruit. Huge caramel through the middle, floral character cleans the palate in the finish. Great balance for a big brew. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1960) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Had this beer on 10/7/1999. Aroma is very hoppy. Color is a nice brown with good carbonation and head. Taste is a mild malt flavor on a medium body with great hop flyover, then finishes with a nice bitterness and more hop flavor. Its like drinking hop juice. I really like it, its a very tasty Pale Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Draft from 3F brewpub. Clear copper pour with white creamy head. Floral and hop notes in the smell. Crisp flavor with more hops, caramel, and spice. Slight bitterness in the finish. Not Alpha King, but very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Notes from the GTMW ’06. Clear orange with a moderate eggshell head. Aroma of sweaty pineapple and grapefruit hops, and some sweet caramel malts. Flavor was grassy, otherwise the same as the aroma--fruity and grassy are underlined. Light body, moderate smooth carbonation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2007
kind of spicy and similar to alpha king. served in an imperial pint at the fff pub.........nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2007
on tap at FFF. i recall it being listed as either 6.7% or 6.9% abv. this baby poured a hazed copper-golden with white head. nose is very PNW hoppy but spiced as well w/ cloves and maybe cardamom, mixing well with grapefruit hop aroma. the taste is nice and bitter with strong spiciness w/ cloves and cardamom. the flavor is really interesting how the spices play with the PNW hop fruity notes making this a unique take on an ipa. they do pull it off, quite well, but i’m not a huge fan of these spices so i drink think wishes it wasn’t spiced. but the hop flavor is awesome, real bitter and fruity. the body is light and palate is long w/ mild bitterness and grapefruit notes lasting long on the palate. as i get closer to finishing this i want more, maybe the bitterness and alcohol dulls my sensitivity for the spices. every hophead should try this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2007
On tap at FFF. Rich golden brown with a rocky off white head. Really nice lacing. Big floral hops. Juicy! A round malt base. Balanced, but barely. A little citrus. Alpha King on steroids. Not watery, but not thick. A little fizzy, but not undrinkably so. Big assertive herbal hops. A bit minty? Sweet not huge round malt with amble balancing bitterness. Crisp peppery floral citrus finish. This, I could drink regularly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmr1517 (35) - New Haven, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2007
on tap FFF. I wish that FFF would botte this one!! Smells of pines and hops. I tasted a somewhat stroger pale ale but thats just me. Greate biiterness. I cannot wait to try again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2007 On tap at Three Floyds Brewpub, and served in a pint glass. This brew poured a dark, copper/orange color with a two-finger thick, rocky beige head that lingered. Some nice, thick lace was left around the glass. The aroma was made up of a big, sweet, biting grapefruit presence, caramel, and also some lasting pine bitterness. The flavor was very similar to Two-Hearted Ale. And yes, by saying that, I mean it as a huge compliment. All of the familiar IPA flavors exist in harmony, but at the same time, this beer is very robust and flavorful. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied and slightly resiny with light carbonation. I you are a fan of strong IPA’s and such, this is a must try. I just wish it was on tap more often.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/29/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

Amber, frothy head, solid lace, huge grassy hop aroma with a good sweet citrus and pine, sweet pine flavor, nice bitterness,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

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