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RATINGS: 2223   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) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1061) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Aroma of citrus and hops, pours a great looking caramel color with a short lasting white head well laced head. Complex taste, tastes more like an IPA a bit of bitterness up front with a taste of pineapple and grapefruit with a slightly bitter malt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
rolfc81 (128) - - JUL 16, 2015
On tap at Map Room. Amber colored but IPA flavor which is a pleasant surprise........

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
youdictategood (415) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle to lager glass. Mostly clear amber pour with a fair amount of visible carbonation and a medium, soapy head that sticks around. Citrus hops and a good bit of caramel in the aroma. Flavor is citrus hops and more caramel. Finishes dry despite the sweet backbone.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuchessOfIowa (51) - Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Golden amber hue with white pillowy head and laces nicely. Bread and caramel in the malt sweetness. Big bouquet of citrus, orange marmalade, and pine in the nose. Strong assertive bitterness that softens quickly.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffbigD (115) - - JUL 11, 2015
Medium carbonation with a after taste of hops. Smooth brew with a nice grain taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1524) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Three Floyds Alpha King has an off-white, medium, head, a sort of amber, moderately bubbly appearance, with some lacing left on the glass. The aroma is fruity, rich, malty, bready, and sweet. Taste is of all that, with bright fruits, like dates, apricots, and even tart cherry skin. Bitterness is present, but not in the least bit harsh. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Three Floyds Alpha King finishes on the dry side and it is fairly rich. Wonderful.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dal9000 (285) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Pours dark Amber with a thick tan head. ( initial taste from the bottle was meh but opens up when poured ) a lingering floral hop taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mambossa (93) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle to tulip, bottled on 6/23/15. Pours deep amber-red with pleasing head retention. Aroma of rich mango, pineapple, mandarin orange, skillfully paired with a foresty pine, delicate musk, covered in caramelly molasses; thick Simcoe presence apparent. Flavor of initial rich caramel quickly broken by a piney, grapefruit-rich hop bloom, ripe tangerine, moderate to light resin, easy carbonation. Fairly full-bodied and hop-foraward for a "pale ale". Great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1153) - GREECE - JUN 20, 2015
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. almost clear golden amber color with white head. Hoppy aroma, citrusy fruity, grapefruit, pine, light caramel malty. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Couch0508 (111) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2015
I am not a pale ale expert so take my rating with a grain of salt. It’s decent nothing more than that


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