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RATINGS: 2151   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.


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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, donít 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 PAís, 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 wonít 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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rick_91709 (176) - USA - OCT 17, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Deep gold/copper color. Off white head. Aroma of citrus and sour plums. Bitter grapefruit with some malt sweetness. OK. Not nearly the best pale or IPA. Don't understand the hype on this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericwill99 (52) - Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Fun label. Beautiful golden brown. Hoppy ... But smooth. It's not distributed here in TX, but i sure love it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Hgggyhhhhghhhggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppityHop (175) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Honestly, this is pretty close to perfect. A little more malt and it would be. Lives up to the hype. Hop aroma followed by more hop aroma. Flavor is citrusy with much less bitterness than you would expect. Easy to put back. Since I donít ride a 10 speed anymore and Iím not a cutter, itís the only reason to live in Indiana. Love that itís 6.66% ABV!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zeekx4 (1) - Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2014 does not count
An unusually smooth IPA that meets every expectation. This beer fully deserves the perfect rating.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopRedHead (381) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle cheers to Guy! Pours dark golden brown. Big aroma of orange, pine, bubblegum and caramel. Lots of hop and malt character, but super balanced. Flavours are sweet orange, grapefruit, loads of caramel and resin. Nice bitter finish, not overpowering. Too good!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Talk about some good hops....perfect hop aroma...so frsh...taste is equally as fresh...slight cedar huge pine huge grapfruit and perfect malt balance to finish out crisp beer

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBear11D (254) - Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Alpha King pours a mostly cloudy rusty copper with a thick foamy beige head that lasts forever. The aroma is citrus, orange, lemon, pine and floral hops. The flavor is citrus, caramel, orange and floral hops. Overall this is a very nice beer. The beer drinks smoothly and the aftertaste is citrus and floral hops. Delicious!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MSBrindbergs (368) - Solna, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
Fat på Mikkeller Bar. Mörkt röd dimmig. Svårt att hitta dofter. Smak av röda bär. Bra APA! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
1pintatatime (80) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours an amber color with a rich off-white head. Citrus aroma is present but not overpowering. Flavor is initially sweet caramel malt quickly balanced by the grapefruit and citrus hops. Mouthfeel is good throughout. Finish is like a crisp apple. Reminds me of a Pseudo Sue or a slightly less aggressive Hopslam. Very well balanced and drinkable.


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