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RATINGS: 2240   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2004 Nose is rather dissapointing, it just gives the tell tale smell of an IPA. However, the hops make up for any other shortcommings. Definately one of my favorite APA's. Nice malt flavor is not overpowered by the hops, but definatley a great drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
the best APA I have tried. Copper colored with a small, lasting head. Strong pine hop aroma, Flavors are also hoppy with a solid backbone of malt, finishes abrupt and powerful. For anyone looking for a beer with raw power this one is for you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2002
UPDATED: APR 5, 2005 Hoppier than Sierra Nevada with a fantastic grapefruit aroma. Some toasty malt flavors still make it to the tongue, but this is all about the hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2002
very citrusy, in the aroma, the flavor and the aftertaste. not very hoppy, yet tasty, although i have to say that i found the citrus a little overpowering and could have dealt with less of that.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bearboy (5) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2002 does not count
Ahh, hops. Citrus, mostly grapefruit greets you as you raise the glass. Quite nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cckevin (43) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2011 In Bottle: Nice amber pour, good head with small bubbles fair retention. Hoppy nose, with rich malt aroma. Hops carry well in the taste, and the bittersweetness of the hops makes it taste like an IPA. Comparable to Sierra Nevada, but Sierra is still seems hoppier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2002
UPDATED: APR 9, 2003 I've had this in bottles and I've wondered what all the excitement was about. Had it on tap, and found out for myself. Very hoppy, I wouldn't call it a pale ale seems more like an IPA. Strangely enough 3 Floyds doesn't make what they call an IPA currently.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ArlenWilliams (15) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2002
A fine pale ale. Big taste. Citrusy - a grapefruit in every bottle - but a nice ripe one. Not too bitter for a hop-filled beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2005 Draft:Complex malt aromas and flavor with just enough,juicy,hop aroma and flavor. Dark,cloudy,appearance for a pale ale. Taste is suprising for the aroma.Big time malts and appetizing bitterness are balanced.In my experiences, impossible to find a good six pack though.Tap rating would be higher probably.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nate (3824) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2002
From bottle. Great hoppy-sweet aroma. Caramel red in color - full foamy head but it didn’t last long because I think it was a dirty glass. Medium carb and medium body. Nice malty flavor, good bittering and overall melding of flavors. Crisp. Really a nice pale ale.

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