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RATINGS: 2132   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FooFaa (1) - Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Bottled. Pours a deep orange color with a rapidly dissipating, rocky, white head, which leaves a thin layer of lacing on the top. The aroma is almost completely dominated by floral American hops. The [possibly?] Centennial and/or Columbus hops give this beer a fantastic floral, citrus, apricot, and slight pine aroma. There is a faint malt-caramel aroma present as well, but, don’t let me fool yah, this beer is all about the humulus! The flavor is sweet up front. Citrus-hop flavors are ascendant -- grapefruit with orange zest and maybe a little lemon. The hops are supported with a strong troupe of malt character. A touch of caramel, toasted, and maybe a little nutty flavors give great play with the hops. Again, grapefruit is the dominant flavor. The beer is fairly well balanced, and has average alcohol feel. The brewer lists this is as a medium-bodied beer. Which is probably correct, but relative to other PA’s, this is most definitely full-bodied. The finish is quite bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. The aftertaste is quick, dry, and bitter with a bit of grassiness (perhaps from some dry-hopping). There are no perceptible flaws in this beer; as, the intense hopping simply won’t allow any, if they exist, to show through. Overall, I thought this was an intensely flavored beer with incredible body, but was surprisingly drinkable. The flavors and aroma are well organized. I can see how it might be a little too intense, in flavor/bitterness/alcohol/body, to drink all night for some, but I still consider it a session.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
4theluvofbeer (90) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
A very nice IPA. Citrus and floral notes on the nose. Nice hoppy flavour with a great finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
cafgen (123) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
A nice amber color with a two finger tan head. Aroma is citrus, pine, malt and slight sweetnes. Taste is a We'll balance citrus and bitterness up front with a nice sweet end. A great and well balanced Pale Ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackfrost9p (244) - California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Awesome beer, one of my go to brews when I spend time with my family in Chicago. Sweet, dark fruits along with some hops.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teemoney (19) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Poured from bottle into shaker. Brownish orangish color with thin white head. Scent is citrus and sweet malt. Taste is good balance of sweet malt and cirusy hops, with mild very pleasant bitterness. Smooth feel. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (559) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle from trade. Thanks, Marc! Pours medium amber with a big clingy off white head. Aroma has orange, grapfruit, tangerine citrus. And mint? Caramel malt backbone with balance from mostly grapefruit peel hop. This is about three months old and I fear it has lost some of its egde. Still, a pretty good APA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jrwhitney6 (279) - - JUL 18, 2014
Near Wrigley before Billy Joel. Pours clear copper. Amazing nose of tropical fruits, citrus, floral notes. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest and bitter hops. Very well structured. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (452) - Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a thin tan head. Nose tropical fruits and some nice sweetness. Taste is similar. Nice balance. Great pale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peterschreurs (14) - Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2014
12 oz bottle poured in glass. Burnt orange color, pours a thick head. Smells of strong, sharp hops. Good bitterness on the aftertaste. Great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1041) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottled 6/9/14. Nice clear amber with a finger of off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit citrus, floral notes, slight biscuit, a little tropical fruit. Tastes of grapefruit citrus, floral notes, bitter piney hops, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (381) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Near perfect pale ale...what can I say that hasn’t been already said about this beer...awesome.


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