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RATINGS: 2290   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
dark amber color. whif of pine in the aroma. deliciously bitter. fizzy palate, that kind of sticks in throat, but i like that.my notes say ía nice, nice beerí, but i seem to say that a lot. maybe i should have that printed on every page of my notebook to save time.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
agl108 (1022) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2005 Thanks to lamas for the bottle. 12 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful copper. Head dissipates quickly, lots of lace. Solid grapefruit/citrus aroma. Perfect level of carbonation. Hoppy flavor makes the slightly higher than usual ABV unnoticeable. Nice, sharp, bitter finish...very refreshing. The best APA Iíve ever had?? Iím not sure - definitely near the top though. Iíd like to throw back a couple more of these. Very tasty nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2005
Okay, not a big fan of pine, and this brew has lots of it. I used to love Three Floydsí brews, but have noticed Dreadnaught now tastes like PineSol and Iím not into ingesting kitchen cleaner. However, Alpha King is not as strong, so I canít knock it too much. Apparently, the recipe has changed or Iím missing something, because Iím not picking up on the citrus and malts that others have in their reviews. Oh well... Thanks, Egaj and Shag!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2005
My goodness this is bitter-a different kind of bitter. Maybe itís been too long since my last strong apa/ipa. Piney, citrusy, strong malts, very dry. It made my little sisterís face squinch up in the cutest way.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2005
More of an IPA than an APA I would have said, but whatís in a name? Big brassy copper colour. The usual US pine resin hoppy aroma. More of the same on the palate. Rather astringent mouthfeel. Pretty good. Bottled at the London Joet gathering, January 2005.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2789) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2005
This beer had a dark orange appearance. The flavors are mainly grapefruit and orange. It had a good malt profile as well. The aftertaste is bitter. Overall its a very good pale ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2005
pour a light copper color with off white head. the aroma was of floral hops and grapefruit with definite sweetness. the flavor was much of the same...strong the the spicey grapefruit hop flavor. a very good pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2005
Hoppy aroma and hoppy flavor. Beautiful looking and easy to drink. Strong amount of hops, though never overpowering. Tasted similar to an IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2005
Aroma is dominated by hoppy smell - very citrus, very pleasant. The appearance is coppery with a definite haze. Iíve even got some "chunks" in mine. The flavor is very nice: sweet, citrusy up front with a nice bitter finish - love those hops! The body is very nice, not too thick but definitely there. The carbonation is just right and the overall feel just leaves my mouth craving more. An excellent APA, one of my favorites.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2005
Clear copper color with a ring of white lace. Excellent aroma of spicy and citrusy hops (Goldings and Cascade ?) with caramel. Excellent flavor of spicy and citrusy hops with caramel and a very long lasting bitter finish reminiscent of Cascade hops. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. I agree with dirtymike, it puts a lot IPAs to shame, excellent beer. Thanks to csbosox for sending this.


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