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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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2009
A ruddy copper, hazy, with good carbonation. Smells intensely of hops from the Northwestern US -- very citrusy and piney. Tastes like an IPA but without the bitterness (it’s still quite bitter, however). Like their Gumballhead, this beer is heavily hopped for flavor and aroma. Quite possibly the best Pale Ale I’ve ever had, it perfeclty captures the essence of the style. There’s enough malt to back up the hops and the intensity almost cloys at your mouth as it lingers on. Tastes like oranges, grapefruit, and resiny candy. Some caramel nuttiness is also present. If only I could have another!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2010 Not much to add here, just one of the best brews we’ve all ever tasted. Deep amber pour, moderate head, glorious body and nice hop bite makes a classic. Kind of like what Sierra Pale Ale must have been like 20 years back - sets the standard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - SEP 2, 2006
12 oz bottle courtesy of my dad. Poured a respectable antique bronze (slightly cloudy) with a large, somewhat rocky, off-white head, eternal and everlasting. Hail to the king, baby. Impressive lacing. Big hoppy aroma of grapefruit rind; some resin. Notes of soap, sugar, vanilla, lightly bready. Medium sweet and heavily bitter - exceptionally balanced - with some buttery candy malt flavors appearing as the glass warms. A very long, lightly sweet, heavily bitter, somewhat metallic finish. Smooth and creamy, medium body, substantial carbonation. To summarize, nothing is lacking in this beer. It really does everything well. It’s hard to say that one thing about the makes it the best, but all things considered in one bottle, you’d be hard pressed to find a better all around pale ale. Super dynamo, yo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyZ (90) - Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2006
full of aroma and flavor- Head did not last long, but the beer had good lacing. Great microbrew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle. Aroma is sweet with some noticeable hops. Good flavor of hops and malts with a great citrus tone. A very well done IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Smells like a sweet ffesh orange. A little cloudy. Initial taste is sweet with a very citrus finish, like chewing on an orange peel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: APR 13, 2006 in the description it says "a hop lover’s cult beer", They are so right. Pours a deep dark amber. Floral hop aroma. Extremely bitter and hopped like mad. There is a sixer of this in my fridge at all times. 6.99 for 6 and I’ll keep buy it until the end of time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hondajunkie (89) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Pours a brown,dark amber color with a 1 finger off white head leaving a few pillowy island floating about after a few chugs. Smells of sweet grapefruit,lemon,pine,malt. Slight bitter hoppiness of grapefruit backed by a smooth malt backbone overlay with another dash of hop bittnerness again to finish it off. Another great pale ale from 3 Floyds.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - SEP 12, 2013
This one blows me away every time. It seems more like a fall ipa than an apa, and if it were an ipa it would be in my top five. Its like biting into a caramel orange with toasted mango filling. Was far and away the best apa in the world until FFF surpassed their own standard with zombie dust. Go get some right now!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SotallyTober (89) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Has a amber pour, with a thick off white head that left lacing throughout. A citrus, fruits, and pine aroma. There is an orange, grapefruit, pine, and floral taste. Mildly bitter finish that sticks around on the palate. Overall, this is a solid refreshing brew.

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