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RATINGS: 2316   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2005
I poured it in and witnessed a lot of carbonation but the foam was short lived. It has a very hoppy aroma of a coppery nature. It is very well rounded as far as taste-it leaves a bitter impression on my tongue and throat but relaxes my senses through its intermingling of hops and malts. This is definately what one wants from a bitter. Iím not sure the extra alcohol content is necessary to accentuate the taste though. But this is definately a top notch pale ale which Iíd buy a six pack of anyday. This is one of those beers that you know are good because you see how quickly it goes!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2005
pours a slighly cloudy rust colored brown, with a creamy white head that fades down to a light layer of lacing. aroma is very strong with floral hops and some citrus elements as well. very strong hop flavor coming at the start, a smooth, slightly caramel backbone leads down to a huge hop tail with a nice amount of bitterness that gets your attention, but doesnt pucker your face shut, a very nice balance. the bitterness of the tail lingers for quite awhile. a nice amount of body for such a hoppy brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2005 Amber with and off white head. Fair retention. Minimal haze. I get some bold citrus (orange or tangerine) hops and rich breadyness for malt in the nose. Very full flavor. Again citrus hops and robust breadiness from the malt. Maybe some caramel. Moderate body. Not a lot of ligering flavor. Rerate 8/21/05. I am now ratinge this based on Alpha King as an APA vice and IPA. This is by far the best American Pale Ale on the market.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2005
bottle. wow. dark amber color, nice creamy head. very smooth, nice hoppy flavor. great finish. wish i had more right now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Aubernish amber with a medium white head, slightly rocky. Crisp amarillo hop aroma with a malty sweet undertone. Citrusy hop nose, becomes slightly sweet with malt flavors. Dries out quckly to finish with a spritely hop crispness. Very sessionable, even if a tad alcoholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2005 Pours a dark amber color. Surprising for an APA. Nice tan head hangs around a while and laces the glass. Aroma is citrus and hops very nice aroma. Carbonation is great in this for an APA. The powerful hops overwhelm the alcohol in this. It is bitter at the end and quite citrusy. A refreshing brew that I truly enjoyed. I canít wait to drink the rest of the 6 pack! Rerate - I let one warm up a little last night and as a result Iím upping the numbers a little bit. Refrigeration masks many of the great characteristics of this brew. This is top notch for an American Pale Ale!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
agl108 (1066) - 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.

   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!

   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.

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