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RATINGS: 2278   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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4.3
   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malin_aiisa (675) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2016
At Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016 Yellow session. Golden with off white head Aroma of hops and citrus Taste bitter citrus and bread

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokestereo (276) - SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2016
Pours clear dark amber with white head. Aroma; Resin, pine, caramel, grass, citrus and some grapefruit. Taste; Citrus, pine, caramel, bread, malt and resin.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (639) - SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2016
A: Nice clear brown coloured with a one finger white head. N: Malty, some orange zest, papaya, some wet wood T: Pine, grapefruit zest, honeydew O: Quite malty with a nice (but small) piney touch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guruhso (332) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
Tap at mikkeller bar ; 3 floyds tap takeover. Hoppy aroma of citrus, tropical, pine, grapefruit and floral notes. Quite malty of caramel. The flavours starts heavy sweet but finish bitter with fairly long duration. The body is medium and the texture is juicy. A nice one...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopmaestro (1147) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2016
Super fresh bottle from trade. Aroma is loaded with pine, resin and fruits. Taste is pretty sweet with peaches and grapefruity, citrusy hops. Dry and a bit strawy finish. Lovely. Super-tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (2395) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2016
Tap @CBC16. Grape and peach aroma. Light malt. Similar flavor with some lasting piney bitterness and some biscuit malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1107) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
On tap at CBC 2016. Clear amber pour with a very tall off-white head. Citrus, grapefruit, unripe tropical fruit. Smooth and refreshing.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrOrla (1980) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2016
Tap cbc. Pours hazy deep amber. Aroma of old grains, caramel, old hops, grassy, light grape. Taste us huge caramel and grains, quite. Bitter. Old

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Humlehode (542) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2016
Pours very nice clear deep golden with large lasting head. Hoppy citrus floral, pine aroma. Crisp and nice subdued caramel backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5328) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Tap at Mikkeller Viktoriagade, Copenhagen. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, caramel, sweetness, hops and malts.


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