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RATINGS: 2132   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 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 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.

   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.

   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 guy’s have really brought it full circle. Cleaner and rounder than alot of the West Coast superstars. Excellent! - And good packaging doesn’t hurt either.

   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!

   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 ’mustiness’. Hops dominated the flavor profile making me question why this high-alpha ale isn’t 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.

   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

   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 its’ more of an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2595) - 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.

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