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RATINGS: 2302   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2002
Hereís a real yardstick beer. The aroma hits you well before you get the glass to your lips. This is more full bodied than you would expect. It has to be to serve as a carrier for all those hops! Very crisp up front, yet some subtle hop components underneath. Pretty grapefruity. Almost orange color, off white lingering head. A real piece of work that needs to be experienced. Not quite a session beer because you may sprain a tastebud after three or four (or five...)

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours an almost clear amber orangr copper color with a thin white head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is a spicy citrusy hoppy nose with notes of grass and sweet bread in the background. Flavor is similar with the citrus and spiceyness, yet the earth tones are much more than grass with a long lingering dry bitterfinish. This pale goes above and beyond. I’d almost call it an IPA, either way a damn fine beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meatmallet (126) - Salem, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Copper in color with a thin white head that left lots of lacing.Smells like hopps and what seems like grapefruit.Taste is heavy on the hopps. Sweet and and citrusy with a nice bitter aftertaste.Carbonation is good and the aftertaste is pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 I am not a huge fun of the IPA, but this one is very good. Starts with a very citrusy aroma, and finishes with a sweet yet bitter taste. Itís a mild IPA which falls into exactly what I Like.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PolishHammer (124) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Copper color... Looks like a penny. Aroma is subtler than expected... I guess all those pnw hops were used for flavor, which I canít complain about one bit. Anyone who thinks they are an ipa person should try a beer like this... Extemely hoppy and delicious... Grapefruit, tangerine, and a bit of minty pine... But super well balanced and not overdone on the bitterness. A great hoppy beer that doesnít pucker... Well done three floyds... So far, Iím really impressed... Canít wait to try another offering of yours.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Natai (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Pours a clear amber with a respectable off-white head and good lacing. Aromas of hops, citrus and a hint of caramel. Great flavor that starts like an IPA and ends with some malt. Perfectly balanced with a touch of grapefruit.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Steak (124) - New York, USA - JUN 6, 2002
On tap. Wonderful grapefruit aroma which hinted at the hops to come. Color was a medium burnt amber. Taste leaves a lot to be desired, in my opinion. There was a huge malty sweetness to start, with a little tartness, then it finished with a huge hoppy presence. My taste buds could just not take it. It seemed as if the ingredients were acting against one another instead of in harmony. I couldnít finish this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brianroz99 (123) - Mullica Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2001

4.3
   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 havenít 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2005 Pours a fairly dark orangy copper for a PA with a white head that lingers a bit. Aroma was packed with piney, citrussy, grassy american C hops. Flavor is intensely but pleasantly bitter with excellent hop character but with sufficient caramely sweet malt backbone. Some modest ester profile complements the flavor. Slighty buscuity as well. It is also quite full bodied and smooth. I really think this beer should be classified as an IPA and pride and joy should be their american pale ale but thatís just me. I could drink this regularly. A really excellent beer from an excellent brewery.


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