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RATINGS: 2141   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Expecting to gain new enlightenment according to the rave reviews regarding this APA, I was a little disappointed after trying Alpha King… but only slightly. The initial taste surprisingly seemed a bit bland and almost watery, if only for a fraction of a second before you are bombarded with citric hops. It starts off bitter and smoothes out as it approaches a dry finish. The 6er I had tasted a tad stale or maybe “dirty”, and didn’t have the “freshness” I normally associate with PAs. Bad batch? I may have to try another and return for a re-rate. All the same, it is a very enjoyable beer that is easy to recommend.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cdeaton (66) - Madison, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Very citrusy, very hoppy. Nut brown pour from a dimly lit room (I imagine a nicer orange if I bothered to flip the switch?). In the most platonic of connotations -- explodes into the palate with wonderful flavor. Delivers hints from the freshest of groves. Wonderfully bitter finish. A brilliant effort from the backyard here in Indiana.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabband (66) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2012
Dufter både friskt af blomst, græs og citrus og sødt af honning. Klar med sedimenter og flot vedvarende skum som hænger. Bitter sød honning/blomst og fyldig og dejlig i munden. Bitter eftersmag. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Nice amber color, deeper than some APAs, very citrusy hop bouquet, nice bitterness and hop flavor as well. Maltier than many pales as well. Slightly overrated, but nice ale nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theakston (64) - arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2004
intensely hoppy, especially the aroma. Not really pale - more of a red / brown colour, plenty of malts there too. fruity citrus aftetaste. dangerously drinkable.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
biermensch (64) - USA - DEC 12, 2004
If I had to chose one ale/lager to drink, this would be my choice. This is truly the king, forget that nonsense out of St. Louis. The Floyds got it absolutely right with Alpha King, from the orange color, citrus and hops, huge flavor, yet easy drinkability. My first 20. I keep trying other American Pale Ales, but always come back to Alpha King.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pcstuck (64) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 Pours a very nice amber color. Citrus aroma laced with hops. Quite nice. The taste is very similar. Citrus, lemon and a smooth grassy/hoppy finish. By no means overpowering. Very light and easy to drink. Very good pale ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eells (64) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2011 Tried it first in Chicago. Made an immediete impression. When I drove to WI to buy Dogfishhead and saw it i was thrilled. Wonderful caramel colored pale ale.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteysmu (63) - USA - JAN 23, 2011
Very good pale ale, with a very bitter kick that stays on the palate. While pale ales are known to be bitter, this was a bit too much.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
amee16 (62) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2005
aroma of grapes and oranges with wheat undertones. appearance: slightly hazy clear amber color with small head. Flavor is quite complex with lots of orange rind bitterness, ending slightly sweet but hoppy. smooth and a little tangy.


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