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RATINGS: 2165   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 loverís cult beer and Three Floydsí 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 youíre unwilling to compromise on your beer, we urge you to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2055) - Pottstown, 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 itsí more of an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2641) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2002
Finally had a chance to try this on tap at my favorite pub, Ann Arborís ABC. I was not disappointed. It comes on poised and powerful with the hops and citrus (very distinct grapefruit) rivals GL Burning River as my favorite pale, and its similarly well malt founded and well balanced, shading towards the hops. Too bad itís better than ABCís own pales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2002
As a recovering hop head sometimes to much hops is just to much hops. A good beer, but to Cascade overdosed to be a great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2002
Man, what a good beer. A nicely hopped APA and a fine beer for #200!!! Pours out to a reddish-copper color with a slight head. Initial taste of citrus and caramel with a big dose of hops on the finish. This reminds me of Sierra Nevadaís Pale with a heavier dose of hops. A very fine beer. Now, on to 300!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2002
This is a serious Pale Ale!! As complex as it gets, with tremendous hop character. A great beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMerritt (1827) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2002
Very citrusy, sweet aroma. I would be hardpressed to recall a beer with a better aroma than this. Is red-orange in color with a medium head and very nice lacing. Flavor is full of hops, just the right amount for my taste. An excellent beer, by far the best that Three Floyds has to offer. This has become my staple APA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 19, 2002
UPDATED: APR 16, 2005 Nice dark orange color with tiny floaters. Huge pine aroma, pleasant bitterness that is matched by a great malt taste. Iím saddened by the fact that I donít have any left.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (842) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2002
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011 Dark, malty body. A blast of hops with considerable carmel malt kick. A giant pale ale, almost an IPA as it is very hopped up and high in ABV for the style. The malt is delicious and is balanced perfectly with the hops, with a metallic bitterness creeping in late.

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