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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JUL 5, 2002
hazy bronze color with a dense bubbly head. floral aroma. the taste is all hop. it starts out on a mild note with a malt /hop balance but the finish is pure hop. hasa zesty citrus grapefruit tang to it. thesmooth dry palate only adds to a great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2005 This beer rocks. Bottle... hazy, amber ale with lots of yeast in the bottle. A citrusy, piney aroma with lots of caramel. Moderately bitter, citrusy flavor that’s loaded with grapefruit. Medium-bodied and crisp with lively carbonation. Bitter, grassy finish. World class brew! A joy to drink!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2002
A great beer that varies slightly throughout the year. Good malt flavor with strong hop presence. Bold but easy drinking for hopheads. Good dark orange color with small head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2002
This beer had a nice dark amber orange color to it. It formed a nice light tan head that left some nice lace. A slight hop and malt aroma to it. The flavor had hops and malt with a sweet, but not too sweet, citrus and caramel taste. It has a medium body and finish. Not as dry of a finish as their Pride and Joy, but a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 3, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2003 Had it in Cincinnati. Found it at Jungle Jim's (see Jim's web site). WoW, ZaP, ZiNg, PoW...the orangy/grapefruit hop bitter slaps you right in the taste buds and wakes them right up. Almost like a light IPA. A really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2002
Nice maly, hop aroma. Bitterness is balanced well by the malt perfectly. A refreshing pale ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2005 Nice copper hue with a frothy head. Weighty yet crisp on the tongue. Snappy hop flavors right off the bat. Resiny, piney and citrusy. Healthy amount of hoppy goodness to complement the big malt flavors. Re-Rate 6/28/02: Just tried this on tap and I was blown away; seemed better than the bottled version. The hops were amazingly pronounced... piney, zingy, and citrusy - wonderful beer! Surprising amount of malts to complement. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2002
Nice sharp hop flavor with a nice smooth malty texture to it. Very smooth to drink, even when warm. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jazz88 (2585) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 21, 2002
Bottle. A hop filled floral and citrus delight - exceptionally smooth. A really wonderful pale ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2002
Re-rate: This beer is outstanding. If you are looking for a beer that combines tasty hop bitterness with a rich malty flavor, this is it. Original: Terrific American Pale Ale - very hoppy and a bit maltier than SNPA. A pleasure to imbibe.

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