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RATINGS: 2306   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1556) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Bottle. Pour is a deep copper with thin light-tan head. Aroma is strongly of caramel with a touch of hops. Taste is nicely balanced. Sweet malty start and a touch of bitter hops at the finish. A good bit of caramel in the taste along with some warming alcohol. Solid beer though nothing exceptional. Based on other reviews maybe mine has aged??

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2005
It does bear quite a resemblance to an orange in aroma and taste, of course there is less sweetness and a sharp bitter finish. This beer pours a lovely amber color with a thick head. An extremely enjoyable Pale Ale without the malt heaviness of some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Smells like a sweet ffesh orange. A little cloudy. Initial taste is sweet with a very citrus finish, like chewing on an orange peel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Pours amber, with a white head. Nice citrusy hop aroma. Lots of hops in the flavor, more citrus, especially grapefruit, with some malt sweetness. Finish is dry, long and bitter. I’m not much of a hop head, but this was good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - MAR 5, 2005
Pours light brown with a small white head. Aroma is hops and malt blended nicely. Taste is similar to sierra nevada but better hoped. Alpha King has some earthy tones to it. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2536) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Abundant head with light carbonation. Head lasts for a while frothy and rocky on top. Color is a clear dark amber. Juicy hops aroma. Plenty of citrus and spruce. An absolute joy to inhale. Plentiful hops in the flavor. More citrus and grapefruit. Crisp and dry with plenty of bitterness. Little malt for balance. Finish is long and bitter. A top quality pale ale with plenty of hops for the hop-heads out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ian2000gsxr (69) - USA - FEB 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2005 Bought this when I turned 21 and wasn’t disappointed. Like the other reviews have said, this is a very hoppy beer which was new to me. Bitter flavor dominates this beer but it is suprisingly smooth as well. Overall I was impressed. Hopefully I can make it to their brewery sometime since I am in Indiana

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2005
12 oz bottle. Orange color with an ever so slight haze and a fairly moderate off white head. Has a wonderfully refreshing scent of mixed citrus fruits including, grapefruit, oranges and tangerines. Strong bitter flavor up front from the agressive hopping that quickly disapates to a nice a dry crisp finish. A great pale ale; one of my favorites. Hops...it’s all about the hops......

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4869) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2010 Original Rating, February 23, 2005. Dark gold color with a thin head. Apple and hoppy aroma. Good crikey... I think they might have added some hops to this one. Heavy hops and pine flavor with some more of that apple and citrus blend. Good malt backup. Damn fine tasty pale.

Re-rating, January 20, 2010: Copper color with a medium head. Big orange and tangerine aroma. Moderately bitter flavor. Light grass, orange and caramel malts. Really lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2005
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Extremely hoppy aroma, what else to expect? Very hoppy taste without any hint of malt, what else to expect? Dry and long hoppy aftertaste, what else to expect?

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