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RATINGS: 2313   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slick75 (10) - - OCT 19, 2016
This beer is good, but it's not a great beer. It's not too hoppy. It's a darker pale ale and it's not as smooth as some other pale ales. Slight citrus hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (2170) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2016
12oz bottle pours a clear copper with a large khaki head. Citrus aroma, oranges and pineapple, light pine, with caramel malt. Sweet taste big citrus flavors, pineapple, light resinous pine, with clean caramel and toffee. Solid!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (4412) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Tap @ Stocks & Blondes, Chicago. Orange, brown, good head. Vanilla hop aroma. Toffee hop flavour. Bitter citrusy aftertaste. Good but expected better for a top 50 pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (940) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. Clear orange with a large foamy tan head. Aromas of floral hops, caramel, citrus, herbs. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Rich roasted flavors into a rustic hoppy astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (653) - MEXICO - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. A clear amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is of orange, citrics, pine and some herbs. Taste is bitter with low sweetness. Medium bodied, fizzy carbonation and a very aromatic finish. Bitter and somewhat malty aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (4123) - NORWAY - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle shared at esp0rs place, june 24th 2016. Amber body with a big offwhite head. Aroma of grassy and piney hops, with spruce and mild caramel notes. Taste is toasty with pine and resin, heavy bitter, with grapefruit in finish. Hoppy lasting aftertaste. A decent apa!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2016
On tap at Hops & Pie. Orange to amber and clear in appearance. Aroma of piney, herbal, zesty and light resinous hops. Similar flavor, adding moderate hop bitterness. Medium body with a crisp feel and a light dry finish. Pretty fresh and tasty overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrus86 (429) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2016
BOTTLE. Golden pour with foamy white head, good lacing.. Floral notes & musky aroma.. Easy pale, long soft malt body with resiny hops at back.. Sourced GD

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1296) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Tap at the map room, Chicago. Pours deep copper color off white head. Aroma is orange, citrus, pine, caramel malt body. Flavor is really simple. It’s very balanced but it’s also very malt forward. I’m surprised. I guess I expected a beer more like pseudo sue. It’s good. But it’s just a really balanced APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (2614) - CROATIA - SEP 6, 2016
On tap at CBC 2016, yellow session. Pours golden amber with medium white head. Hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, pine, caramel malty. Sweet with moderate to strong bitterness. Medium bodied. Nicely balanced.

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