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RATINGS: 2195   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Aroma of western hops, with grass and grapefruit dominating. Appears as a hazy copper beer, wigth a small yellow head that dissipates quickly. Flavor is hop-dominant, with a bitter grapefruit punch overlaying a sweet caramel backbone. Palate is moderately light, with a certain astringency, and with appropriate effervescence. Overall, a very nice APA that is a bit more than the sum of its parts.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moose22 (5) - - APR 23, 2015 does not count
This is a very solid pale ale, great looking, hop forward, closer to an IPA than most Pale Ales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Great aroma grapefruit and all. Way to bitter astringent, ok if it were and IPA or XXIPA. Alcohol heat. Not really a pale ale. Not what I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjmoen (123) - - APR 15, 2015
Pours a murky copper color with white head. Huge citrus hop aroma and flavor. A little too bitter for me

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorkenstein (24) - - APR 15, 2015
Resinous pine and grapefruit juice aroma with some dank fresh cut grass aroma. Taste is slighly bitter grapefruit juice followed by a slight caramel and dry peppery cracker. Palate is nice and bubbly

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (939) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2015
Disclaimer: this review is more a rant/blog entry than a blow-by-blow version of tasting notes. The first time I had one of these it was 1999, the world was (relatively speaking) a happier place and Nick Floyd and his sons were just starting to make a name for themselves regionally, brewing in Hammond... and hadn’t yet turned into the arrogant, money grubbing bastards they are today. Times have changed and so has my palate. 16 years ago, this was one of the happiest beers available in the Midwest, today this is pretty mainstream. Still good (black pepper, crackers, citrus, solid appearance and palate) just not earth shattering as I remember it to be (amazing what progress in American brewing will do to perspective). I will say I like the old label better... wonder if they’ll replace with the statue of AK out front of the brewery with a comic book character version too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (105) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2015
So I finally found a bottle of this, Pale Ale my ass. It’s pretty darn colorful, nice reddish hue, off white head. Tons of aroma, grapefruit and pine mostly. Nicely carbonated and very smooth. Everything I have heard about this is spot on.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CardsPackHawks (121) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2015
Stopped at the brewery on the way home from Ohio during spring break. Picked up a case of my favorite 3 Floyds - Gumballhead and split a case between Yum Yum and Alpha King. This is another great offering from 3 Floyds. Nice copper color, with a full head. The classic hoppy and citrus flavor common with 3 Floyds. Just another great beer from this brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1148) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle at Munich Tap House, 23rd March 15. Aroma is sweetish, floral hops. Taste is sweet malt, nice hop balance. Carbonation mid to heavy, a little too much for me. Nice APA, The Kernel do better though and Zombie Dust wins over this

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (2060) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2015
At a tasting, thanks, small bubbly head, slightly hazy deepish orange color, aroma of pineapple, grains and shrubs with some jam, flavor of bread with some marmalade and a lingering herbal bitterness, with a metalic hint creeping in at the aftertase. Fair and drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (704) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
(On tap @ Mikkeller Bar Stockholm, Feb 25 2015) Pours copper with a small dense off white head leaving lots of lace. Aroma is orange, lemon zest, fresh pine, grassy florals, faintly spicy and a little dank, TF house style for sure. Bit of a caramel backbone. Palate has a bit more caramel backbone, with pine, orange rind, lemon, herbal, a bit of white pepper from the middle on? Sweetish. Finish is dry and even softly sour with a fairly light astringent bitterness of orange peel and a spruce/cedar sort of character. A little grain. Lightish mouthfeel and average carb. A pretty good APA, but it’s definitely not as good as Zombie Dust, being a little less fruity and bright.


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