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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 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 (1666) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2003
An excellent, refreshing and hoppy pale ale. Nice orangey color, good head, excellent hop aroma and good flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Clear orange color with a nice thick beige head. The aroma was wonderfully sweet and citrusy. The flavor was very sweet, malty, slightly hoppy (not as much as the aroma would make you expect), and some caramel, and great pine tones. Great thick feel...smooth on the tongue. Great APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2003
alpha king rocks! this stuff is smooth,with nice head,capmlex carmel and strong hops,smooth as a silk coat!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2003
Clear amber coloured beer with a small head. Strong ginger, herby, floral taste. A bit too much flavour added for my taste, but ok nevertheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EKGoldings (634) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Another tasty three floyds offering that will make hopheads smile. I find the hops sharper and more citrusy than in DN, but there is a lighter body and less malt here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Frothy off-white head. Clear orange copper color. Malty aroma with hint of hops. Very mellow. Bitter beginning, malty middle, and a quick good dry finish. Medium bodied and dry. Bitterness lingers.

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