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RATINGS: 2215   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11703) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11433) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11432) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (11418) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Powerfull hoppy and moderate malty aroma. Fantastic powerfull bitter flavor. Strong flower and herbal notes. Long great finish. Excellent creamy palate. Wonderfull beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11279) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2009
bottle from ølbutikken. amber, small thick orange head. aroma is fresh and stael hops, pine, caramel, flowers, malt sweetness. palate is a bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Bottle pured a hazy dark copper with a minimal amber head. Aromas of perfume, pine, hint of citrus and light carmel. Palate was light bodied and slightly resiny. Flavors of carmel, pine, earthiness, floral and a hint of grapefruit with a lingering lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle from Ericandersnavy, thanks! Amber color. Grapefruit, lemon, melon and oily hops in the aroma. Oily hops, plastic, melon, lemon and pineapple in the flavor. Long oily hoppy aftertaste. Well made!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11000) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2004
Hazy brown ale with a thin head. Resinous hops and citrus flatters the nose. The taste is even more intense, with hops which coats the mouth, and with creamy texture, this beer is an excellent Pale ale. Goes well with a gruyere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Thanks to artusory for sending me this 355 mL bottle. Pours a copper and burgandy color with a small off-white head that finds it necessary to quickly retreat to the edges and wait for the opportunity to provide some lined lacing. Aroma is fragrant fruity, floral citrus hops, sweet, malt (meal, cookie), caramel, faint pine and spruce notes. Moderately bitter, heavy hop acidity, a distant sweetness, tart citrus rind acidity, finish is smooth yet acidic, not bothersome, attempts to scorch the tongue. Medium to full bodied, crisp and fizzy palate.

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