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RATINGS: 2146   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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2008
A nicely balanced pale ale, with lots of citrus overtones and a bitter hoppy finish. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2003 (bottle - 10/7/03) Hazy copper body topped by small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, medium sweet, fairly intense bitterness. Still, the sweetness lends decent balance to the hops. Medium body. (draft - 7/2/03) Clear brown body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet hoppy. Taste is hoppy (pine/grapefruit) -- going for broke and taking no prisoners. Medium body. (7/4/7/3/14)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11217) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
Cloudy dark orange with a big off-white head. Aroma is caramel and very hoppy - grapefruit and pine. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 010611

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours clear redish copper with a fine, small, creamy, off-white head. Nice duration. Lovely hoppy aroma. Grassy, grapefruit, lemons, melons, apple and pine. slight caramel malty base. Low carbonation, dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is extremely well-balanced between malty sweetness and fruity hops. Pine, grass, hay, grapefruit, apricot. Lovely, long, lingering fruity bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11132) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
355 ml Bottle at MikkellerBar. Amber body with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, hops, pine and citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2009
Slightly cloudy with a lasting off-white head, leaving some lacing. Citrus and pine hops in the nose, with caramel malty sweetness and a hint of green tobacco. Dry hoppy flavour with some malt, and intense bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11084) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Copper color with a large beige head that collapsed with a bit of lace. Huge citrus/cat pee aroma. Can’t even smell malt. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is mildly citric hop over some light malt. But that doesn’t mean it’s not hoppy. There’s a lot of florality. I think this is one of those fresh hop beers, and I think this bottle must be rather fresh. Really hops the mouth. Great mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2005 12 oz bottle-pours a nice creamy tan head. Clear gold-amber color. Aroma-lots of citrus&hops. Flavor is lots of citrus-bitter grapefruit (from the hops). Taste finishes with the bitter grapefruit lightly, and without a bite. A very good, occasional beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
A: A 12 oz bottle poured into my Firestone Walker pint glass. The beer is a hazy, amber color with little to no head. S: A great citrus (grapefruit and orange) aroma fills the nose and a mild pine is present as well. There is also a bit of sweet, caramel malt smell coming through. T: Exceptional flavor for a pale ale! Wonderful bitterness up front and on the finish. There is also quite a bit of citrus in there, but not much in the way of the malt. M: A fairly light beer on the tongue, but certainly not a bad thing. Good carbonation and a bit of a lingering bitterness. D: Pale ales are known for their high level of drinkability, and this one is no exception. A very nice beer by Three Floyds.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/07/1997
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival

hazy amber, frothy head, thick lace, grassy hop aroma, medium body, lots of hop flavor and lingering bitterness, tounge scraper required, out of balance
-------- /> Date: 10/16/1998

still brutal, still over the top
-------- /> Date: 10/25/1998
Words: Bottle
Words: sam’s
Words: chicago

hazy amber, lots of carbination, big fine head, lots of lace, strong grapefruit aroma, strong hop flavor, lots of grapefruit essence, low bitterness
-------- /> Date: 04/28/2007
Mode: draft
Score: 3.8 to 3.6
Words: Charlie’s Ale House

same as always but these days a big hoppy pale ale is common

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4


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