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RATINGS: 2313   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FooFaa (1) - Medford, Massachusetts, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slick75 (10) - - OCT 19, 2016
This beer is good, but it's not a great beer. It's not too hoppy. It's a darker pale ale and it's not as smooth as some other pale ales. Slight citrus hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (2168) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2016
12oz bottle pours a clear copper with a large khaki head. Citrus aroma, oranges and pineapple, light pine, with caramel malt. Sweet taste big citrus flavors, pineapple, light resinous pine, with clean caramel and toffee. Solid!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (4410) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Tap @ Stocks & Blondes, Chicago. Orange, brown, good head. Vanilla hop aroma. Toffee hop flavour. Bitter citrusy aftertaste. Good but expected better for a top 50 pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (940) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. Clear orange with a large foamy tan head. Aromas of floral hops, caramel, citrus, herbs. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Rich roasted flavors into a rustic hoppy astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (653) - MEXICO - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. A clear amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is of orange, citrics, pine and some herbs. Taste is bitter with low sweetness. Medium bodied, fizzy carbonation and a very aromatic finish. Bitter and somewhat malty aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (4123) - NORWAY - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle shared at esp0rs place, june 24th 2016. Amber body with a big offwhite head. Aroma of grassy and piney hops, with spruce and mild caramel notes. Taste is toasty with pine and resin, heavy bitter, with grapefruit in finish. Hoppy lasting aftertaste. A decent apa!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (5216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2016
On tap at Hops & Pie. Orange to amber and clear in appearance. Aroma of piney, herbal, zesty and light resinous hops. Similar flavor, adding moderate hop bitterness. Medium body with a crisp feel and a light dry finish. Pretty fresh and tasty overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrus86 (429) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2016
BOTTLE. Golden pour with foamy white head, good lacing.. Floral notes & musky aroma.. Easy pale, long soft malt body with resiny hops at back.. Sourced GD

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1295) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Tap at the map room, Chicago. Pours deep copper color off white head. Aroma is orange, citrus, pine, caramel malt body. Flavor is really simple. It’s very balanced but it’s also very malt forward. I’m surprised. I guess I expected a beer more like pseudo sue. It’s good. But it’s just a really balanced APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (2614) - CROATIA - SEP 6, 2016
On tap at CBC 2016, yellow session. Pours golden amber with medium white head. Hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, pine, caramel malty. Sweet with moderate to strong bitterness. Medium bodied. Nicely balanced.

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