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RATINGS: 2302   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 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 it’s 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 APA’s and IPA’s I’ve 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 FFF’s!

   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!

   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.

   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.

   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!

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2003
Copper color, small head. Strong citrusy hopped aroma, taste is much the same. Similar to Victory and DFH IPAs but not quite as full as those, and maybe a bit more citrusy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 This used to be a 4+ beer. They have changed the recipe I have no doubt. Not what it once was, the hop profile is diminished and lacking. It was so fruity and juicy before... Not anymore. Not even similar to it’s former glory. Still pretty decent... But I hope the original recipes returns soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1656) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2003
Copper colored with a medium size head and good lacing. Hoppy floral aroma. Distinct lemon/citrus taste with a crisp, dry finish.

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