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RATINGS: 2215   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (952) - 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 (98) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (2908) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle. Lots of caramel in both flavour and aroma, also resiny, orange, Amarillo. Toffeeish biscuity maltiness. Good one though too much caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (5849) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle from Mikkeller web shop. Dark amber color with medium white head. Caramel malt, honey, very light citrus hops in aroma. Caramel malt, honey, very light citrus hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (2270) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle at Three Floyds tasting. Pours hazy golden color, white head. Aroma of orange, malt, caramel. Taste is medium bitter, caramel, malty, orange.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
geeklimit (248) - USA - JUN 13, 2015
Pours s dark amber, foam bubble head. Noble hop aroma, healthy hop flavor on a clean palette.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (277) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2015
Bière à la robe orangée et surmontée d’une belle mousse blanche et crémeuse. Nez mal défini qui se perd entre le gazon et, résine et des fleurs. Non pas que le nez soit déplaisant, mais il est à la fois tous ces ingrédients et aucun d’entre eux. En bouche, l’ensemble repose sur une base bien maltée. Les houblons se font discrets et n’apportent, encore une fois, rien de distinctif. Ça goûte les toasts aux fleurs! Bière de courte durée en bouche et de densité faible, je trouve que cette bière est mal définie manque définitivement de caractère.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Triplem160 (8) - - JUN 9, 2015 does not count
Three Floyd’s flagship beer. One of the two best APA’s in the area. The other being from Brickstone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (285) - Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Clean, hoppy, malty and almost biscuity aroma. Taste is hoppy but not bitter. Substantial aroma for the style with good long lasting aftertaste. Well done by 3 floyds ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
emusche (47) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Nice copper pour, solid head. Darker than most IPAs like many of the 3F offerings I’ve enjoyed. Citrus, piney burst into the nose, lots of aroma packed into this one. Tastes of grapefruit, pineapple, mango... fading to the hops and gentle bitterness. Really good; tastes just a little less complex than Zombie Dust and is much easier to find. Good substitute.


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