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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2005 Nice copper hue with a frothy head. Weighty yet crisp on the tongue. Snappy hop flavors right off the bat. Resiny, piney and citrusy. Healthy amount of hoppy goodness to complement the big malt flavors. Re-Rate 6/28/02: Just tried this on tap and I was blown away; seemed better than the bottled version. The hops were amazingly pronounced... piney, zingy, and citrusy - wonderful beer! Surprising amount of malts to complement. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2002
Nice sharp hop flavor with a nice smooth malty texture to it. Very smooth to drink, even when warm. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jazz88 (2551) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 21, 2002
Bottle. A hop filled floral and citrus delight - exceptionally smooth. A really wonderful pale ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2002
Re-rate: This beer is outstanding. If you are looking for a beer that combines tasty hop bitterness with a rich malty flavor, this is it. Original: Terrific American Pale Ale - very hoppy and a bit maltier than SNPA. A pleasure to imbibe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 18, 2002
Nice blend of malt to hops flavor in this one. Good amber color below a little white head. Very tasty and recomended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2002
Nice hoppy flavor; no complaints about this one, all at a reasonable price. Re rate: Should be saught out on tap, where it possesses a more complex, very floral hop profile, is slightly less bitter, and has a strong, toffeeish sweetness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2002
Every bit as good as I had heard. At the Fireside Restaurant in Chicago, where I tried this tonight with my dinner, a draft pint of Alpha King goes for only $2.75 - bliss on the cheap! 6/10/2002 update: subsequent encounters have done nothing to change my extremely favorable impression of one of America’s very finest beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Steak (124) - New York, USA - JUN 6, 2002
On tap. Wonderful grapefruit aroma which hinted at the hops to come. Color was a medium burnt amber. Taste leaves a lot to be desired, in my opinion. There was a huge malty sweetness to start, with a little tartness, then it finished with a huge hoppy presence. My taste buds could just not take it. It seemed as if the ingredients were acting against one another instead of in harmony. I couldn’t finish this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2002
From the citris aroma to the strong hoppy flavor, I very much enjoyed this APA. It has beautiful color and leaves a nice, clean feeling in the mouth. Well done.

   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.

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