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RATINGS: 2203   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 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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Wow! My first Three Floyd’s beer and it was awesome. I have really started to enjoy APAs and IPAs so opted for their flagship Alpha King. From the moment you open the bottle you know you’re drinking something great. The aroma has a deep citrus character that has a whiff of grapefruit and is packed with a wide variety of hops. It opens up nicely as it pours and you really get the hops it packs. Appearance was very clear and nice copperish color that had a nice thick white head to start and some moderate lacing. The taste mirrors the aroma and is packed with a wide variety of fresh citrusy hops that is balanced nicely with a floral accent and some caramel notes. It taste damn good. Very moderate bitterness and no lingering aftertaste. This is one of my favorite beers and I can’t wait to try some others in their line-up. If they are nearly as good as Alpha King, I’m in for a nice surprise.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9939) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
Leicht trübe dunkel orangegoldene Farbe, ordentliche beige Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, harzig, reife Früchte. Geschmack sehr hopfig, bitter, Aprikose und Pfirsich.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jared_Clifton (43) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Pours amber color with white head. Light body. Very hop forward, citrus fruits, sweet fruits. So much like an ipa.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
daniel_harner (1) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
"hoppy American pale ale 6.6%" This is a very solid pale ale, great looking, hop forward, closer to an IPA than most Pale Ales

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (929) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle bought at Mikkeller Webshop. Tropical fruits, very malty backbone, hoppy character, but quite sweet, maybe a tad too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2648) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Golden color, white head. Aroma of pine and citrus mostly. Taste has lots of pine and citrus, crisp and caramel. Very nice, but also way overhyped.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3106) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle @ THLBBT May. Pours a clear golden beer with a medium sized, off white head on top. Aroma of sweet matls, hayish, grassy notes, lemon zest and citric notes. Flavor has big bitter influence in there, some typical Three Floyds stuff going on, soft carbonation and really, rather sweet malty aftertaste. Good in balance, good stuff!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madelfonatree (42) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Look - Darker than a typical Pale Ale. Head has more of a ten color to it than ivory. Head is medium and lacing is there. Medium carbonation size. Smell - Subtle dankness. Lemon/lime. Is there very faint bubble gum? Taste - Bready. Caramel. Not too bitter. Citrus finish. Feel - Smooth. Doesn’t sting. Doesn’t explode but not flat. Overall - Why do you need to be blown away with bitterness? This is drinkable beer with a hint of what you want in an IPA. I liked it more out of a bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (3075) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle: Cloudy copper color with a small, off-white head. Aroma is strong & pungent for a pale ale. Peppery, earthy, raw, dirty hops with a heavy, heavy malt backdrop. Caramel, booze, & some toasted bread. Super heavy carbonation, each sip fizzles away on my palate. Spicy & herbal hop notes, leafy with a strong earthy & white pepper presence. Toasted caramel, baked bread, pungent grapefruit rind finish with a touch of dank hop oil & malt sugar. Not bad, just a little messy. Zombie Dust stomps all over this, though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moose22 (5) - - APR 23, 2015 does not count
This is a very solid pale ale, great looking, hop forward, closer to an IPA than most Pale Ales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Great aroma grapefruit and all. Way to bitter astringent, ok if it were and IPA or XXIPA. Alcohol heat. Not really a pale ale. Not what I expected.


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