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RATINGS: 2245   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2002
I stopped by the Three Floyd’s Brewery on my way home from school this past week, it was a nice break from driving. While my growler of Dark Lord was getting filled I enjoyed a complimentary sample of the Alpha King. This pale ale was fantastic. It has a really complex hop flavor. Hazy pale color. The deScription says,"medium body", but I found it fairly full-bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamdead (8) - Ashland, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2002 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 Pours a nice orange hue with a nice head. Strong hop aroma. Malt backbone with a hop powered kick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2002
This is either a flavorful pale ale or an average IPA. Very nice aromatic flavor, although the finish is a tad sharp/bitter. Very decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5561) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2003 It looks and smells like a mighty fine IPA (even if it isn't), which set me up with certain expectations. The flavor isn't as hoppy as an IPA, there seems to be this ongoing battle in the flavor between hops and a strong, citrus taste. There is also a subtle malt presence in it, but not quite enough for my taste. It lacks some body, but it is a decent drink. Re-Rate [originally 3.6] I was excessively unfair to this beer in my original rating. This is citrusy, malty, hoppy, sweet..a highly original and outstanding pale ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
As fine a Pale Ale as is made east of the Pacific Coast. Nice hoppy flavor that pleases tremendously, but does not overwhelm. Currently, this is my "house" beer.

   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.

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