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RATINGS: 2177   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnionBeerCzar (80) - Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2013
12 oz. bottle to Bristol pint glass, thanks again RudiNicole. Pours a deep amber, slight haze, this almost gets to the red end of the spectrum on the color. Huge off-white head, damn another great smelling beer from fff, floral, spicey, tropical, great nose! This also taste as good as advertised, perfectly balanced (balanced to my Americanized hop destroyed palate) its the perfect step back from an American IPA proper. Citrusy hoppy on the palate immediately balanced by the malts. The finish is also clean v. an IPA which I am actually digging a lot. Low to medium mouthfeel without being thin, great beer great flavor, just a great example of the style. Top notch! Seek, seek and destroy,


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coombuyah26 (10) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2015
12 oz. bottle bough from the Thee Floyds brewpub in Munster, IN, bottled 3 days before opening. Pours a nice orangey-amber color with a thin head that left some cool lacing patterns on the top of the beer after it dissipated. First thing on the nose is citrus, followed by a myriad of notes, mostly in the piney and fruity range. Smells amazing. Flavor is well balanced, a lot going on in the flavor profile. It starts out with citrusy and piney hops which give way to bready malt flavors on the back end. Nice to see a beer get this much hype that isnít just a total hop bomb.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bluegoosed (47) - - JAN 23, 2015
Had on tap at 3 Floyds. Flavors of citrus/grapefruit, pine, caramel and malt. Nice slight hop finish. Solid pale ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (186) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2015
On tap at Pies & Pints. Golden red with a thin white head. Aromas so pine and citrus. Nice malty backbone with snappy pine, bitter citrus and biscuity notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nellycale (205) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2015
From bottle. Pours a dark amber hue with an average white head. Aroma of citrus, malty, and pine aroma. Taste of orange, grapefruit, pine, sweet malts, hint of caramel. Mouthfeel is light with light carbonation. Finish is bitter and dry. Well balanced pale ale, but I typically like the cleaner finish. Lose some of the malt flavor and this could be top 5 IMO. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
backdaft (239) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2015
From notes... Pours a deep orange color with a thick off white head. Ripe citrus and floral hops dominate both the aroma and taste. Wonderful. Some resin and caramel malt balance round this out well. Medium bodied with a dry crisp finish. Very enjoyable!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (799) - Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark amber color with a big fluffy white head. A strong lacing. A small citrus aroma. A nice hop character upfront. An almost candy like quality. Really drinkable. Leaves a bitterness on the tail. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1015) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
Batch 06/09/14. Very slightly cloudy dark amber pour. Softly lacing off-white head. Slow moving bubbles. Nose of wood, sappy resin, earth, and maybe even a little whiff of smoke. Old honey, almonds, peach. The hop almost seems secondary to the malt.... itís very balanced. Toasted bread with burnt sugars. Hops are grass. somewhat pithy, with notes of lemon candies. Iím not entirely sure if this bottle was mislabeled. Itís a touch oxidized. The beer was good. Not sure what to do with this conundrum.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersammich (58) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours golden. Smells nice, tastes great. Sadly I wasnít in optimal condition to give the a good shake down, but itís a great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (382) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Aroma is fairly week, sweet and malty, taste is nice and tropical, very easy to drink, great beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (659) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
This is one of several American Pale Ales that I think are exemplary. Very nice hop bite that melts well with the malt. Could drink this all day.


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