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RATINGS: 2278   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
Rich orange-amber w/ lovely toffee head. Robust grapefruit aroma. Sticky, sweet feel. Intense, lively, fresh hop bitterness. Excellent, rich, toffee-ish malt background. Dry finish. Fantastic beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6937) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2003
Fresh green hop aroma. Aromatic, and organic. Good depth, well constructed. Front medium roasted malt with hopier end. Medium body, very refreshing. Recommended.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Draft: I like almost any beer that smells like brewday and the raw hops of this one are very nice! A nice head atop a ruby colored brew. This one is almost a bit harsh if it is the first beer of your session, but it quickly sweetens and mellows. Very nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Norton (333) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2003 Draft. Punchy sprucey/citrusy aroma. Slightly cloudy, pale gold; smallish white head. Strong hop presence works well with jackhammering citrus tongue. I usually shy away from pale ales, but this is damn good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldGrowth (3123) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2003
Bottle: Big nose for a pale ale. Citrus & pine. Nice clean brownish orange color. Good mix of bitter grapefruit and a little of a toasty carmel malt. Strong bitter finish that coats the tounge. A great pale ale. Better than alot of other brewers IPA's.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3696) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2003
Quite the tasty one here. Aroma is full on hops, grapefruit and pine in your face. Appearance is nice, with a faint head lingering around the edges of the glass. Smooth palate. The flavor is again dominated by hops, but starts a bit earthy with some malt in the middle. Ends with the hop explosion of grapefruit, and fades into a pleasant bitterness that lasts and lasts. Exceptionally well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2765) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2003
Grayish/white head, some nice laceing. Clear, copper color. Piney, citrusy hop nose, love it! Medium body. Slightly resiny, oily palate.Plenty of hop flavors up front. Finishes fairly dry with a decent hop bite and the malt coming through at the end. Pretty big for an APA, i,d say. Yum.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2003
best APA I have ever tasted. hint of sweetness, apple, not overly dry I find the balance very true to style.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Deimos (81) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 12, 2003
This beer is somewhat unbalanced by the hops. It has good oroma and a nice full mouthfeel, but the hops overwhelm a bit in the finish. A little too much citrus there too.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5872) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2003 Had this at Capital Ale House in Richmond, VA on 6-7-03. Draft version. Nice amber body with a wonderful citrusy and hoppy nose. Pleasant mouthfeel and soothing on the tongue with citrus fruit and floral hoppiness standing out but also adding a hint of sweetness. Dry but smooth finish made this a nice buy this evening.


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