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RATINGS: 2145   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 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6128) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2005 It pours a hazy amber body and despite being poured straight, it doesnít make such a big head. What is there is there to stay though and never leaves until the last sip. The smell is deep hops, fragrant and tea-like, especially citrus cascade, a great sniff for sure. Backing crystals are very expressive and procure lots of balancing sweetness. In mouth, you receive the same treatment, tasty malt balanced with loads of hops bring you to a piney bitter aftertaste, but not before passing through a flower field where grapefruits fall from the sky. In my opinion, this would have won a lot from a thicker body, it was thin to medium and a little lacking to support such intensity (or I had too full-bodied beers recently). On the other hand, while it was one of the most tasty, it was also one of the most drinkable APAs Iíve had. Thanks Egajdzis!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Deep amber color. Definitely strong hop nose. Can taste cascade hops, but it is not overly powerful--i.e. I think I still have a sense of taste and smell. Flavor is initially malty, and then--pow!--the hops come in and deliver one of the strongest finishes I have tasted. Aftertaste of pine, grass, etc... Excellent! Complex characters, solid flavors, and great aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Aroma of sweet malt like sap, and piney hops. Palate if full bodied for a pale ale which is very satifying. Flavor mostly of citrus and piney hops with a very well balanced malt backing. The balance is what I probably like most about this beer, it has a strong hop profile with out either being very dry or sticky sweet. Mild grapefruit aftertaste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2005 Re-rate 5-24-05, bottle thanks to Eyedrinkale. Okay, this is a good beer, but itís not what I remembered from my first rating when I gave it a 4 overall. Aroma is milder than I expected, and the flavor - though enjoyable seemed a bit watery. Much of my oearlier rating remains true, but after all the other great APAís and IPAís Iíve had in the past year and a half, Alpha King hsa slipped a couple of notches. Bottle - part of a trade with marinaro500, thanks Joe! Poured beautiful amber color, clear with a small off-white head that diminished rapidly. Aroma is rich caramel malts with lots of citrus hops. Flavor profile seems more like an IPA to me, solid malt backbone - sweet and tasty - with lots of hop bitterness and a lingering dry finish that leaves a slight pucker. Mouthfeel is nice - medium body with creamy carbonation. Another fine brew from FFFís!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2003 Huge thanks go out to Indra for hooking a brother up with this fine APA, Thanks Brow!
Rating# 225: WoW, what a beauty in the glass, a rich mahogany colored body with a fat cushion of cream-colored head, extreme lacing, its wonderful thing.
The aroma and flavor-flav are simply killer, big grapefruit, brown sugar, huge suggestions of pine sap, caramel, oh yes, Me Like!
The Alpha King has a fairly creamy mouth feel, a slightly oily palate, but a not so surprisingly dry finish for such an intense APA.
Overall this is an exceptional APA, one that coats your glass with a thick curtain of lacing. Alpha king comes recommended by this rater!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Nice copper color with very nice lacing. Aroma is of hops, very much grapefruity smell. Great malt to hop balance with nice hop bitterness. Also, some floral notes. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2003
I had been waiting to try this beer for a long time. I found it on tap at McGregors in Rochester. The smell was excellent, hops and fruits. The taste was full and extremely balanced. There was absolutely no aftertaste. It went down extremely smooth and left me waiting for my next drink. Overall excellent APA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2003
12oz bottle fresh from the brewery. Beautiful copper colored ale with a thick frothy head. Big piney citrusy hoppy aroma which smells like a good amount of Cascade but I could be wrong. None the less, fantasticly hopped. Smooth body with a bitter slightly dry finish. Terrific flavor with nice blend of malts and hops. A bitter pale but fantastic and nearly an IPA in my opinion. Delicate lacing. Wish I had more of this. Thanks Bunkypop!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2003
(bottled). Dark copper, brilliantly clear. Huge, catty grapefruit and other citrus aroma. Medium-full bodied beer leads with big malt and a piney, pungent bitter finish. Smooth, lingering persistent bitterness is giant, but somehow doesn't overwhelm the malt. This is damn good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerhoto (14) - Terre haute, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2003
I like the beer and I like the brewery. Used to not like pales but this beer changed that. Strong aroma, and flavor which are much the same. One of the best aftertastes for a pale.


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