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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pootzboy (1690) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Thanks Jason for this great ale. This one has a big grapefruit nose and a copper/amber hue. On the pour a big sticky off-white head prevails. It’s abit more hoppy on the nose than I would’ve guessed, but for me thats a good thing! Pale malts, supporting a very well balanced medium bodied brew. Caramel, light bread...Big heady hops. Pine needles and resin dominate the finish. This brew is so that I’m gonna have to get a lot more of them.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Lively aroma full of Cascade hops with a little breadiness. Nice amber color, darker end of the spectrum. Taste is good and malty, with a ton of hop flavor. Finely bitter towards the end, leaves a dry, clean bitterness in the mouth. Basically an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2005 WOW! For some reason the word HOPS comes to mind! Nick Floyd’s love for Hops is evident in this pale ale. Although the hops were dominent throughout the entire 12 fl. oz. a mosaic of malts and citrus entangle the bitter flavor to create a well balanced mixture. Who could ask for anything More!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2004
This stuff is hop-heroin for the hophead. The aroma comes at you miles away from the glass, a perfect floral and citrus delight. The flavor is fantastic, just the right amount of malt and a shovelful of hops. Between this and Dreadnaught, Three Floyds really know how to do it right when it comes to big hoppy brews. Cheers!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
salishan1969 (16) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2004
Alpha King screams hops...and manages to do so without becoming obnoxious. Nice orange/amber color and fair head. Great citrus aroma let’s on to the smack of hops to follow. Sort of balls up on the tongue and rolls away. It lives up to the reputation and that says a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2004
Toasted carmel, licorish, herbs, earthy hops, grass clipping, malt syrup, and a little honey. Cloudy orage with a fine thin head. Chewy malts, grassy hops, anise, alcohol. Finnishes very grainy and herbal. Thanks Pabobcat

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Potent hop aroma - grapefruit, grass, oranges - all so fresh! Just a hint of malt and a pleasant fruitiness add complexity to the aroma. Clear amber color, off-white head. Great hop flavor with some pleasant maltiness coming through in the middle. Nice hoppy bittnerness right through to the finish. Medium-full body. Great APA! Quite bitter and full for the style. One of the best hop profiles I’ve encountered in a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pineypower (3076) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2006 First time I found Three Floyds and boy am I glad I did. Pours a dark reddish hued amber with a small head. It has a hoppy/malty aroma. The taste is very clean and smooth with nice notes of malts finishing off with a nice hoppy taste. Can’t wait to find Three Floyds again

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Clear copper color, small beige compact head, lots of sheeting lace - Alpha King "Gorgeous George the III" Pale Ale, yep...that’ll do. Mighty fine hopified wiffer for an aroma, highly sweet, softly resinous, calming citrus, slick pine, freshly floral; its got it all in the hop profile. Dreadnaughts little brother for a nose. A hop bouquet! Nicey nice. Yum. Taste has a well rounded front, slight fruity malts with hop flavors of dulled citrusy stuff. Builds quickly from there with fresh floral tones, crisp yet green like a green bean, toasty just past midway, growing into lingering hop piney bitterness which is pretty full of good Ol’ alpha acids to fade off and squeeze out any sweetness remaining. Quite juicy and resinous with a favorable drying of bitterness. Some slight toffee eeks its way onto the sides of the cheeks super later. Feel is clean, slick, quick the whole way through, about medium body, nearing more lighter due to its remarkable cleanness - calming and smooth in the front, wafting hoppy finish of refined bitterness and light drying for its back. A magnificent pale!

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