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RATINGS: 2147   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Big American Pale Ale with citrusy aroma- a hop loverís cult beer and Three Floydsí flagship beer Brewed with Cenntennial, Cascade & Warrior Hops.
Alpha King is an American Pale Ale with a bold citrus hop character. We brew all our beers for our own demanding tastes. If youíre unwilling to compromise on your beer, we urge you to try it.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Clear copper color, small beige compact head, lots of sheeting lace - Alpha King "Gorgeous George the III" Pale Ale, yep...thatíll do. Mighty fine hopified wiffer for an aroma, highly sweet, softly resinous, calming citrus, slick pine, freshly floral; its got it all in the hop profile. Dreadnaughts little brother for a nose. A hop bouquet! Nicey nice. Yum. Taste has a well rounded front, slight fruity malts with hop flavors of dulled citrusy stuff. Builds quickly from there with fresh floral tones, crisp yet green like a green bean, toasty just past midway, growing into lingering hop piney bitterness which is pretty full of good Olí alpha acids to fade off and squeeze out any sweetness remaining. Quite juicy and resinous with a favorable drying of bitterness. Some slight toffee eeks its way onto the sides of the cheeks super later. Feel is clean, slick, quick the whole way through, about medium body, nearing more lighter due to its remarkable cleanness - calming and smooth in the front, wafting hoppy finish of refined bitterness and light drying for its back. A magnificent pale!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Pours a dark copper color with a small off-white head. Big citrus hop nose, very impressive, i smelled it from way back. Taste starts a bit sweet and malty with a faint caramel like thing goin on, then is nicely finished off by a good bitterness. Faint grapefruitiness in the aftertaste from all the citrus hops. I was really excited to try this brew and it lived up to all its hype.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Copper color with a slightly off white head. Nose dominated by citrus. Flavors echo the same thing. Lots of big, juicy citrus flavors with a pleasant amount of carbonation and a nice, dry, clean finish. Damn good, and deserves the praise it recieves.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Orange-amber with rapidly fading head. Huge aroma of citrus/hops. Nice hops bitterness with lots of grapefruit. Enough malt to keep it from being unbalanced.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Sampled on tap at Brewtopia í04. Orange/amber color with a small white head. Strong hop aroma with hints of citrus and rosemary perhaps? Initial taste was slightly malty, then the hops dominate, in a great way. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 18, 2004
UPDATED: APR 4, 2005 Pours a nice orange/rustic hazy color, with a small-medium head. Aroma is Hops and citrus, similar to many a palieí. Flavor is overwhelmed by Hops, and is a bit dominating at times. A full flavor and bodí to it. Ending is all in da hopsí!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Beautiful orange color. Nice citrus smells. Strong hops to taste, more than the malt, which goes against the description. Seems lighter than most medium bodied beers. Great summer drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 15, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2004 Strong hops and citrus smell. Orange in color with little head. Has a strong hops taste that I did not feel was balanced by the malts. Nice and bitter with a dry finish. A fine example of a Pale Ale. A good refreshing brew in the summer heat.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zeswaft (1370) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Totally awesome. My favorite pale ale. awesome hops. probably my favorite beer overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUL 9, 2004
WOW!!!!!! This is what an ale should taste like!!! Although I donít agree with the commercial description, I think this is alot more of a beer leaning to the hop and not that of of a balanced beer, but Iím not complaining! This beer will treat you well....very well.


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