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RATINGS: 2223   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 lover’s cult beer and Three Floyds’ 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 you’re unwilling to compromise on your beer, we urge you to try it.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sixpackcharley (19) - barclay, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2004
A lot of expectation for this one! Brought from my northern brother. Very well defined aroma, almost a professional olfactory comment. Sweet hops and mild carbonation make this worth the wait. Well constructed Pale Ale!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Big citrus and piney sweetness on the nose.Hops were not pushing this over the hill and flavors were subtle.Nice.My friends wife loved it and is now a hophead.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Clear amber golden beer with a foamy off-white head. Orange, flower hop, nut and caramel in the fruity aroma. Bitter/flower hoppy flavor with sweet fruity notes and a long bitter finish. Dry. Nice and fresh!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2006 I’m really excited to drink this beer right now. I’ve never been in more of a pale ale mood than I am this evening. Great looking beer. Darker and redder than most pales. Sweet grapefruit, orange, and hop aroma. Piney hop flavor. Not nearly as much grapefruit taste as I had expected. Very refreshing with just the right amount of carbonation. A quite enjoyable rotgut.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2004
bottle. Huge grapefruit aroma right out of the blocks. Medium white head that lingered briefly. Very pretty orange-red and completely clear(despite the bottle fermentation). Huge grapefruit flavor. Not as bitter as I expected, but still a lip-purser for sure. Very unbalanced of course, but too much emphasis on the grapefruit. Could be better on tap? Not a real "98%er" in my book.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Slightly hazy copper hue with a durable head and lacing and some yeast floating around-lovely dry hoppy grapefruit aroma. On the light side in body, it’s a hoppy sob alright but where’s the malt? Bitter hoppy up front, turned a bit fruity-grapefruit/orange with a note of caramel in the middle with a dry bitter finish. Tasty with a killer aroma but unbalanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Bottle: dark amber with red highlights, light tan head, clear body. This is one of the best hop aromas I have smelled. Fresh, juicy hops, grapefruit, floral notes, grass, some caramel malty notes. Taste doesn’t hide the fact that it’s been heavily laden with hops. Initially biting and bitter, yet fresh and crisp, this beer attacks your taste buds. Loads of hops, with some caramel, grain malt in the background somewhere. One of the best in this style for sure. Only negatives - slightly watery mouthfeel, could be more full bodied. Also, I respect hops, but I’d like to see just a bit more malt backbone to go with the body. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2343) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Orangey red with an off-white head. Nose is candi sugar, grapefruity, rich malt, tart & tini candies. Flavor is grainy/husky citrus hop, some fruitiness. Well done on the malt, slightly past toasted. Finish is grapefruity pine, earthy. An awsome IPA

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (30467) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2004
[GABF 2004] A clear orange beer with a small orange head. It has a great hoppy aroma with notes of oil. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and loads of hops. The hops lends it grassy notes and a very hoppy dry finish and lots of bitterness. The body is surprisingly weak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2004
Amber/orange coloured. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Very refreshing. Grassy, dry and slightly light finish. A great thirst quencher.


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