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RATINGS: 2147   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 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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 26, 2001
I agree with Kaya, I did drink it with him. More british and maltier then a normal APA. Kind of sweet and fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alenightlong99 (70) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2002
great hoppy ale, need i say more? enjoy!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2002
Very hoppy ale. If youíre not a hophead, donít venture here. Otherwise, smooth and decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 22, 2002
Fruity but pleasantly so and one of the better Pale ales. Well balanced with a nice head. I agree with indra that itsí more of an IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3088) - Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2005 Rerate July 2005: Had this beer on draft and itís a far cry from the contract brewed bottles once available in Atlanta. The hops tingle the tongue and the nose over a malty body that supports the hops nicely. Great APA, although it could really pass for an IPA just as easily. The appearance isnít too much. Color of one of the lighter shades of leather with an off-white head that was neither large nor long lasting. Nose is malty with hops that are dominated by the Christmas tree-like over the citrus but both are present. Flavor is surprisingly thick malt for a pale beer with a nice balance with the hops. Kind of a slick mouthfeel, but not as slimy as some.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2006 Pours with a cloudy orange color, small head. Strong citric hop aroma and taste. Good mouthfeel, thick, and finish, mild dry.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2889) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2004 Dark amber. Tons of lace. Terrific amounts of hops in the nose. Loaded with grapefruit and pine notes. A bit on the thin side for a beer of such gravity and bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
deprogram (114) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2003
Reasonable head, clear copper color. Impressive, bittersweet and almost overpowering hop aroma, complementing an outstanding clean and numbing palate. Slides across the tongue... Amazing. Taste is pale ale bitter, but still nice and malty. Packaging was colorful - the art was striking - but taken as a whole the bottle can't match the finish of your average premium microbrew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2003
Huge hoppy nose, with some citrus, amber, medium custard head. Hoppy, grapefruit flavour, a riot of bitterness here, robust, with a dry finish. Extremely hoppy for the style!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 This used to be a 4+ beer. They have changed the recipe I have no doubt. Not what it once was, the hop profile is diminished and lacking. It was so fruity and juicy before... Not anymore. Not even similar to itís former glory. Still pretty decent... But I hope the original recipes returns soon.


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