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RATINGS: 2235   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Hazy copper color, thick cream colored head. Full grapefruit hoppy aroma, some underlying malt sweetness. When first cracked open, the flavor was dominated by big, bold hops, as it warmed a bit the caramelly malts seeped their way in and created some very nice balance. Medium, creamy body. Very tasty, thanks wohlfs and qdog.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stogieman21 (5) - COLDWATER, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2004 does not count
hoppy hoppy new year... aroma citrisy. The flavor is grapefruit, orange, and malty rolled up to a nice package. It hits the palate with a wide assortment of flavors that has a long lasting bitter finale. Just right . I couldnt resist visited the brewery and bought a keg of this fantastic beer. You will like and then some.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2004
Hugely hoppy nose - grapefruit, orange, pine, spices. Deep copper coloured with off-white/tan head that recedes slowly to generous cover. Toasted, biscuity malts awaken the heavy, soporific hop flavour. Plenty of hop bitterness but never overwhelming. Creamy, smooth texture to the chewy thick body with gentle effervescent mouthfeel. Bottle savoured with Enkerli and others.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Let’s rate as I drink...Aroma: Chewy, chewy, citrus hops. Almost sticky (if that’s a smell...) with very lite caramel malt riding the hop underneath. Great copper-mahogony color, very clear. Reasonable head for such a beer too. Looks good. Well balanced right off the start but leaning towards hops. Gives you a hint of quenching liquid (and little malt) before moving into a hop brewhaha. Dry with citrus peal and pine (maybe mostly citrus peal). This is very good! WOW! I keep adjusting my ratings up as I continue to drink. I always chew a bit of hops when I brew, anyone else get THAT strong a taste?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
biermensch (64) - USA - DEC 12, 2004
If I had to chose one ale/lager to drink, this would be my choice. This is truly the king, forget that nonsense out of St. Louis. The Floyds got it absolutely right with Alpha King, from the orange color, citrus and hops, huge flavor, yet easy drinkability. My first 20. I keep trying other American Pale Ales, but always come back to Alpha King.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Bottle. The orange and spice hits the second you pop the cap. Hops and floral spice very pronounced in the smell. Appears a bit red and quite filtered. Hops just keep hitting the nose. Nice bitter, full, warm finish that lingers with more hop notes. 3F’s flagship, indeed. A great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Coppery, orangey hue, fairly clear, decent head formation. Fairly mellow grapefruit aroma, fresh rose petals, pretty sweetish suggestions. Palate is predominantly hoppy grapefruit but it’s pretty well balanced, tea, mild orange and biscuity caramel. Pretty strong bitter finish. The hops are there in abundance but are well balanced, throwing themselves out every once in a while to catch your tastebuds by surpise. Very well put together.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2009 Orange amber color, full hop citrus aroma, hoppy grapefruit burst in your mouth with a wonderful malt hop blend aftertaste. This is the best pale ale out there and probaly one of the top 5 overall brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sammy (9823) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2004
Excellently hopped, beautiful hoppy appearance and a good meal accompanyment. Grapefruit hops, green tea, some malts, some peachy melon and dark fruit taste in finish. Fresh medium clean mouthfeel. Thanks Joey Capps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2005 Pours amber with a near-perfect creamy head. The citrusy hop aroma really doesn’t do the flavor justice. Very creamy for a pale ale, with just the right malt backbone to balance the initial hop blast. The most flavorful pale ale I’ve found so far.

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