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RATINGS: 2302   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2004 Draft, at the Brewery. Ah, the firstborn child of Nick & Co's "Not Normal" brewing philosophy. It's almost damning with faint praise not to call it an IPA (in which case, it'd rate second to 3F's own Dreadnaught. At our homebrew club meeting at the brewery, it felt as though we were swimming on the US's entire hop production for the year. Tangy citrus hop flavor will give you a buzz long before the alcohol can work its magic. An inspiration to every amateur or pro brewer to "go BIG, or go home!" Bottled: Not surprising that the bottled version is a little tamer than we had fresh at the brewery, even if I did get the bottles straight from the brewery. Still a great hop nose you can't help but get assaulted by. As they say, try to find it on draught, or take the brewery tour!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleRider78 (631) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2016
Acquired as a gift from a good friend. Pours an average size frothy off-white head and has a golden amber appearance. Some nice thick dirty lacing. Aromas of bready malts and earthy hops. Flavours are again with the bready malts as well as toasty malts, earthy and resin hops. Also some notes of cereal, some bitter citrusy hints as well as some caramel. Nice balance between sweetness and bitterness. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Great retention. Good stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 24, 2016
Draft at Three Floyds. Pours a copper color. Aroma and taste are citrus and some caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (2501) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2016
Shared by Maakun at Maakun back from US tasting. Hazy amber, greyish head. Sweet caramel malts, biscuits, caramel, light metallic note in not a bad way. Medium sweet, light bitter. Medium body, very dry and supple feel. Very nice dank marijuana/caramel/toast finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrTipple (3566) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2016
Sweet citrus fruits, orange, tangerine, sweet grain malts, caramel. Clear gold, medium, creamy, off-white head. Light sweet and bitter. Bittersweet citrus fruits, orange, ripe lemon, creamy, sweet grain malts, caramel, light pine, soft carbonation. Outstanding APA, complexity of aroma and palate is off this planet. Keg at The Map Room, Chicago.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (781) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2016
From notes (March 2015). Bottle from starcross -- cheers! This is a rock solid IPA that’s got a little more bitterness than some of the newer ones on the market but a ton of flavor. It doesn’t reinvent the category or anything for me, but it is refreshing and tasty, and really, who needs anything more from a beer?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (3627) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle from Three Floyds bottles three days ago. shared. Clear amber with creamy off white head. Mango, orange peel, caramel, light resin, light wood and green leaves, bit of roasted malts. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (75) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Draft at Winking Lizard. Smells a little hoppy but not much taste. The appearance in colors a beautiful copper, amber in color. Taste is a little bready, earthy, a little thicker than basic beers. Smooth on the palate with a little after bite. Overall this is a pretty nice beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeniorZozo (1167) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2016
Tasting session @ Budapest. Very solid pale ale. While three floyds is a bit over rated alpha King and zombie dust are two of the best

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBomb (25) - Little Canada, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Growler pour into glass,nice copper color and excellent head retention.aromaw of sweet malts and tropical fruits and floral resins.taste sweet malts and tropical fruits with a bready carmel flavors.a great beer from 3 floyds!🍺

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (883) - Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Hazy copper Amber color with off white head. Aroma is sweet fermented pear, apricot and mango. Flavor is herbal and sweet up front then becomes more traditional hoppy pale: pine, mango, apricot, and citrus. Finish has slightly grassy and some malt.


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