Beerowulf (74) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Is this an IPA masquerading as an APA? Who cares. Good brew and I don’t have alot to add to what’s already been said. Hoppy for an APA, but not overly so. Lacing is somewhat limited, but the aroma of hops, grapefruit and other things citrus make this an enjoyable brew. This is the beer I want swill-lovers to sample. I tihnk this one will convert many a-heathen from the uninformed to the wonderful world of microbrews.
A home run from Three Floyds.
HopBurp (74) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber but you can see through the beer still (not cloudy). Aroma is heavy with tropical fruits of mango and pineapple--real nice. Taste has a real bite of hops to it. This is bitter--it’s more of an ipa. Lasting and developing citrus bitter grapefruit finish that has an focus on the hops, finishes bitter with sweetness of tropical fruit syrup.. The first time I had this it gave me the offical ’hopburp’ which is enjoyable from this brew, and hence my user name. I likey
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark yellowish amber with a white puffy head. Aroma is light and citrus like with floral and grass notes. Taste is especially lively and complex. Very strong citrus flavor almost to the point of grapefruit but not quite. Finish is lengthy as its hop presence sticks to the palate. Very unique and complex!
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2012 Comes through with amazing aroma and blows other Pales out of the water with overall balance and taste. Delicious.
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer isn’t classified as an India Pale Ale but probably should be. Very nice hop, citrus flavor. Very reasonably priced and is a mainstay in the fridge.**Just had to upgrade this beer as I was lucky enough to have in on draught. WOW! Had to buy a kegerator to enjoy at it’s fullest. Best investment I ever made. This beer isn’t quite a hoppy as Ruination, but for Midwest beers, it rocks!
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured deep amber, quickly dissapating head, and excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, hoppy, some bread, citrus, spice, and some sweet malt. The taste is an amazing balance of the aroma, hops, and smooth aftertaste that leaves your mouth tingling. A definite favorite with the right amount of sweet malt, hops, floural aroma, and piny aftertaste.
JackT (71) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I picked up some Alpha King in Chicago last weekend to try it for the first time. This is hardly a Pale Ale, yet it ranks among the best IPA’s I have ever had, so even better. While I feel like the aroma hops could be stepped up , the bitterness is just right to suit me; very balanced and without an overpowering aftertaste. I really enjoyed drinking this beer and hope to get more soon.
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle traded by atpayne, word adam, this shit is da bomb. really nice looking beer, robust caramely color with a really reasonable proportioned head.. white creamy fluffy, whipped buttery head. mmmmmm... smells so danks sticky and hops, oh hops. a lighter dreadnaught...really fruity and almost to very well being an actual ipa
Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours orange to brick red with slightly cloudy body. A thick, three finger off-white head with excellent retention and nice lacing. Strong orange notes dominate the nose with a hint of pine needle and faint caramel as well. Orange hits the palate first delivering a strong citrusy taste that’s faintly tart. The next notes are sweeter - sherbet and caramel. Alpha King finishes dry and slightly bitter, with faint resin notes. Medium bodied, not quite as chewy as an IPA, but pretty close. The carbonation is lively. Overall this might be the finest example of an American Pale Ale out there. Great work 3Floyds.
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Alenightlong99 (70) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
great hoppy ale, need i say more? enjoy!