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RATINGS: 2130   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2003 Far too hoppy for my taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2002
Now this is a beer that seems to have everything. A strong hop flavor, with just as much in the malt dept. Great, deep amber hue with a pale white head. Magnificent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
A real, full throttle pale ale. Sierra Nevada may have started it, but these guyís have really brought it full circle. Cleaner and rounder than alot of the West Coast superstars. Excellent! - And good packaging doesnít hurt either.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2002
Very well done for a hoppy beer. It is nice to have good hop characteristics with a just as strong malt profile. Great, creamy head. A really full mouthfeel, very enjoyable. Three Floyds!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2002
Alpha King was orangish-copper in color with a nice sized, pillowy, white head. The nose was super hoppy, with definate floral notes. The aroma suffered from a subdued but noticeable ímustinessí. Hops dominated the flavor profile making me question why this high-alpha ale isnít considered an IPA. With the abundance of hops came the usual citrus, grapefruit tastes and acidic bite. Alpha King finished with a lasting bitter. All and all, I liked it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2002
Very citrusy & floral aroma, dark copper color, kept a very nice head out of the bottle, lots of body, dry bity aftertaste, pretty strong bitterness & hoppiness, nice balance, very good APA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 22, 2002
Fruity but pleasantly so and one of the better Pale ales. Well balanced with a nice head. I agree with indra that itsí more of an IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2593) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2007 Massive and juicy hop aroma, citric, earthy, floral and piney, underpinning a bit of toasty caramel malt sweetness. Light-medium amber color, very faintly hazy, with a fine, creamy head. Begins with a brief glimpse of toasty malt sweetness, before turning substantially hoppy and fruity. Hops dominate deep into the finish, but a modicum of malty sweetness resurfaces late. One of the more hoppy Pale Ales one is likely to encounter and luckily the blend is chosen very well. Instantly appealing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2002
Finally had a chance to try this on tap at my favorite pub, Ann Arborís ABC. I was not disappointed. It comes on poised and powerful with the hops and citrus (very distinct grapefruit) rivals GL Burning River as my favorite pale, and its similarly well malt founded and well balanced, shading towards the hops. Too bad itís better than ABCís own pales.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2002
As a recovering hop head sometimes to much hops is just to much hops. A good beer, but to Cascade overdosed to be a great beer.


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