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RATINGS: 2290   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewess (43) - Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Hops and malt, what more could you ask for. Aroma of apple blossoms, pine, furit and caramel. The aroma is full and carries throughout the glass. The flavor is of carmel, pine, pear and citrus. All and all a top example of an APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2004
This is one of the best pales i have ever had. The bite is the finish is perfectly balanced by the bittersweet hops. Excellent beer. I would never pass on it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Pours copper with a light tan head. Hoppy nose. Very floral hoppy taste with a dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2004
great pale ale, deep amber color. hoppy citrusy aroma. great taste similar to the aroma. 22 oz bomber went great on a nice mild weathered labor day. count this as one of my new tops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
The true king of beers. On tap at the Maproom, Chicago. Hoppy and I love the dry bitter finish these types of beers leave. Oily and blood orange body. All hail the king.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2004
This beer pours a deep ruby and amber color...and wow were the hops and caramel sweetnesses flowing in this one. The aroma is all over the place hops and caramel malt...very fresh stuff here! This had a nice white sheathing head which died off very quickly. The flavor is slightly acetic with a wonderful malty finish and bitter hoppy front. Some orange and nectar with hints of syrup. This would be an awesome sticky staple for the summer. Dry, but not horribly dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 Nice drink for a hop-head. A nice amber/orange color with an off-white head that lasts whether coming from tap or bottle. Great citric hop aroma witha bitter, cirticy flavor to match. A great pale ale. I’m glad Chicago is near Munster.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Pours a brilliant copper orange color, medium white head with a fair amount of lace. Beautiful hop aroma, with grapefruits exploding out of the glass firing pine needle shrapnel. Impeccably balanced, bittersweet, dry earthy finish, smooth and soft carbonation. After a few seconds this beer kicks in with a massive caramel and pine flavor burst. Nearly flawless. An outstanding pale ale, and I actually considered moving to Indiana for a minute.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tony2times (23) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
brown/gold in color with a strong hoppy smell with a bit of pine. Nice citrus flavor, but did not get the "quick, dry" finish in the commercial description

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 1, 2004
Deep amber gold, with fine white head, very rich color. Pine, flowers, carmel(light), peach, and other fruits. Full bodied, with lingering finish, and a dry bitter finish. Flesh fruit, pine, resin, faint malt flavors, while the malt so expertly supports the immense hops. Peach and citrus too make an entrance on the finish. Wow, thanks Brewso!

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