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RATINGS: 2295   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 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - AUG 25, 2004
The best pale ale I’ve ever had. Very well balanced pale as well. Hops are explosive and citrisy. If you have not had this ale you are missing out,because it’s all the hype you’ve read about.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JackLanders (55) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2004
There is nothing bad to say about this beer. Big malty taste with cascade hops fairly gushing across the mouth followed by a nice dry finish and a very slightly chewy aftertaste. A truly great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (1035) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2004
The body is hazy amber with a 1 ½ inch thick creamy white head with medium carbonation. The aroma is citric with the fragrance of grapefruits and orange rinds. The taste is crisp and refreshing grapefruit juice with a nice hop bite to it. Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than an IPA, but is right on the money for an APA. Nice sessionable beer with no noticeable faults as long as you can tolerate hops. Very nice bonus in a box of trades, thanks to eyedrinkale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 21, 2004
12oz bottle Nice pour, amber colored, nice head and lace. citric piney hops blend in with carmelly sweet malts in the nose, in the flavor. THis is a stellar pale ale, very big for the style, I think. Not only one of the best pale ales I’ve had, but one of my favorite beers period. A bit strong to be a real session beer, but I could drink this all night long just the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pootzboy (1689) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2004
Bottled...part of a trade with Brooklyn Boy. Poured a delicious deep amber-orange with a wonderful sand colored tight. sticky cap which goes to a surface covering clinging lace which lasts. Lively in the glass with a continuous stream of tiny effervessent bubbles coming from the glass base. Glorious hop aromas...floral, lime, grapefruits, pine and sweet malts. Best APA aroma yet. Dandy mouthful of sweet bready malts at the start then the peppery carbonation helps in literally shotgunning the tongue with alpha oils....like bittered grapefruit and key lime with a floral background...malts sit well in the background mid point....the finish is long with the drying effect dominated by the piney hops and a very subtle bubble gum taste... then the metalic aftertaste followed by a slow warming from the alcohol.....a very flavorful refreshing and satisfying ale. Thanks Edward...this brew is an American jewel.

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