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RATINGS: 2278   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 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.

   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.

   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!

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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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