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RATINGS: 2188   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1101) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle at Munich Tap House, 23rd March 15. Aroma is sweetish, floral hops. Taste is sweet malt, nice hop balance. Carbonation mid to heavy, a little too much for me. Nice APA, The Kernel do better though and Zombie Dust wins over this

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (1920) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2015
At a tasting, thanks, small bubbly head, slightly hazy deepish orange color, aroma of pineapple, grains and shrubs with some jam, flavor of bread with some marmalade and a lingering herbal bitterness, with a metalic hint creeping in at the aftertase. Fair and drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (680) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
(On tap @ Mikkeller Bar Stockholm, Feb 25 2015) Pours copper with a small dense off white head leaving lots of lace. Aroma is orange, lemon zest, fresh pine, grassy florals, faintly spicy and a little dank, TF house style for sure. Bit of a caramel backbone. Palate has a bit more caramel backbone, with pine, orange rind, lemon, herbal, a bit of white pepper from the middle on? Sweetish. Finish is dry and even softly sour with a fairly light astringent bitterness of orange peel and a spruce/cedar sort of character. A little grain. Lightish mouthfeel and average carb. A pretty good APA, but it’s definitely not as good as Zombie Dust, being a little less fruity and bright.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
fugitive (1504) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 27, 2015
Color clear orange small head. Aroma hoppy, peach, citrus. Taste sweet, hoppy, citrus, some grass.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmill527 (84) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2015
As a double IPA loving hop head, I usually avoid APA’s, but this pale ale is out of sight! Nice citrus nose and sweet hoppy taste; well balanced with great finish. All three of the Floyds obviously know what they are doing!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilJackson80 (437) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 26, 2015
12 oz bottle. Tasted on 2/26/15. Bottle from West Lakeview Liquor. Lots of earthy pine & caramel. Taste was surprisingly mellow to me but had a great flavor overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
B23hopkins (4) - Owensville, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
Great beer has just the right hops. Must try ... can’t wait to try more three Floyd’s beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (433) - NORWAY - FEB 18, 2015
Pours a deep copper. Aroma has hops with pine. Taste is nicely balanced a good amounts of hops, but also malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (1046) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2015 Draft at Miller’s Pub in Chicago. Nicely balanced APA. Spicy hops on the finish. Pretty good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CousinBrenden (61) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2015
APA not this is an IPA...if I were to rate this on style...booo. But it is such a phenomena grass white pepper aroma kills it. Flavor is crisp and dry with a hop presence that lingers throughout. My fav


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