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RATINGS: 2235   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013 Had many times before, but haven’t reviewed it until now. Pours a amber color with a finger length off-white head that dissipates slowly. Decent amount of carbonation. Smells of wonderful, resinous fruits like grapefruit, pineapple, mango, tangerine. Little breadiness from the malt. Taste much like it smells. Starts with a bouquet of citrus and tropical fruits like grapefruit, tangerine, mango. Hefty amount of bitterness. Then get a nice malt backbone of bread and sweetness like a toffee flavor. Then get more bitter, resinous fruits, along with some spicy pine and more bready malt. Some bubblegum on the finish. Somewhat sweet and carbonated finish that cuts the bitterness, but leaves enough to let you know that it is a hop-forward beer. Great fruity finish. Medium bodied with a creamy and slick mouthfeel. This is an outstanding pale ale that never gets old.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1321) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2015
It has beautiful white foam, a great aroma of hops and citrus fruit. The taste is rich and saturated with good fruit, hops bitterness is strongly defined, reminiscent of an American IPA. It is both thirst-quenching and at the same time fantastically tasty and expressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (341) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Fair. This has a little to offer in a lot of areas but doesn't excel in any one area. I feel it's just an average at best pale ale. The hop characteristics are far too muted and dull for my liking when it comes to a good apa. Plus the prices point is far too high. 6 pack of this avg apa for $14 or an amazing say fist city 6 pack for $9. Or a half acre daisy cutter. Not about the price though. The beer here is nice to try but average at best for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadje (198) - California, USA - OCT 3, 2015
12 oz bottle, pita a dark amber with a nice head. Smells of malt and hops. Taste is malty with some good bitter hops. An excellent pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skykwby (46) - Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Map Room CHI: pours dark golden Amber, cloudy with sticky foam head. Aroma of hops, fruity...mild kind buddish. First sip hits with the hops, follows with the fruit. Nice aftertaste, very nice drinking. One of my all time favorites in the IPA Realm. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1419) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Poured a slight darker pale ale with a modest head and some lacing in a tulip. Lizardville. Aromas of citrus, hay and straw field, cut grass and weeds, some pine resin. Taste is the powerful hops but a malty backbone to balance. Good carb, pushy and aggressive finish. Great pale ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jordtbrooks (18) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Pours a dark gold color. Nose is strong in hops slightly tropical. Taste is of pine bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lutz2jm (205) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2015
This is on par with other pale ales. It is good but not great. Definitely not 3f best beer. Not enough hops and a little to much malt for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (1168) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
Bouteille 355ml, gracieuseté de msjpearson, Thanks Mike! Couleur orange brûlé voilée, mousse beige aérienne laissant une dentelle fugace. Arôme de pin, houblon résineux, malt caramélisé, poussiéreux. Goût de pin, amertume élevée, malt caramélisé, un peu fruité, côté grillé. Carbonatation faible, corps moyen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RLiddell (69) - Valrico, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2015
12 ounce bottle brought back from Indiana. Pours a dark straw collor with an adequate head that dissapates rapidly. Nose is of an IPA and not a pale ale.Tasta reminds me of a good IPA as well. This is amongst my favorite pale ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (1996) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2015
12 oz bottle, thanks Mr. Robbins. Aroma is perfumy, age. Pours hazy burnt orange with a medium cream-colored head with excellent retention and lace. Taste has a medium-level bitterness backed by a weird candy sweetness. I’m betting this is pretty old. Too bad 3 Floyds doesn’t date their bottles. And it’s also too bad my first 3 Floyds experience outside of collaborations was marred by old beer! I’ll give it some benefit of the doubt and not give it a completely horrible score.

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