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RATINGS: 2247   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamT (266) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2016
12oz bottle from my buddy J. Reddish orange hue, murky clarity with mostly lasting white fizzy head. Virtually no lacing. Crisp orange hop aroma, grapefruit and sweet floral notes. Orange hop taste up front with more of a floral hop finish. Crisp on palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savage_Night (305) - California, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Pours copper orange with a medium white head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: mango, tangerines, citrus, crisp malt, herbal hops, coriander, spices, pine bitterness, tropical fruit, caramel, leaves, herbs, grass, floral and slight peppercorn. TASTE: pine bitterness, coriander, citrus, mango, spices, leaves, herbs, tropical fruit, hop oil spices/acidity, caramel, grass bitterness, crisp malt, tangerines, lime zest, pine bitterness and light peppercorn. AFTER TASTE: citrus, pineapple, spices and crisp malt with an oily spiced finish.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkebrewer (6) - MENOMONEE FALLS, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2016 does not count
Amazing aroma of tropical fruit. One of the best smelling beers I’ve had. Pours a nice copper color with lacy white head. Initial taste is grapefruit/citrus. Goes down very dry and slightly bitter. Dry aftertaste lasts a while. Overall it’s good but expected better from a 100 rated beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (6723) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2016
Many thanks to jsquire as my Secret Santa 2015!. Great smooth floral beer. Moderate bitterness, great floral aroma. Pine, citrus, tropical fruits. The sweetness is moderate, the floralness of the hops intense and long lasting! Great stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (554) - - DEC 30, 2015
Sampled from a bottle from Macy's in Chicago. Pours a clear copper colour with a white head. Aroma of orange peel and syrup. Very full mouthfeel, and a taste of mango, orange marmalade, hay and coriander. Very long, dry finish. A characterful, well-balanced and very tasty American Pale Ale.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bonnie628 (50) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Pretty much an IPA. Will rate on how I liked beer not that it’s not really a pale ale. Huge pine hop aroma and citrus. Poured orange and clear. Nice malt balance and bitter almost to harsh arena but pushing envelope in good way. Awesome beer tipping the edge on a pale ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazzty (1156) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
On tap at Mikkeller bar. Very tasty american pale ale, rich and not too sweet with great balance on the hops.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3972) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible robustness, balance, and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and fairly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible pale ale! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2015
On tap at Three Floyd’s with koleminer20. Aroma is light, some tropical fruit but a ton of malt. Appearance is rust orange/yellow, off white head. Taste is pine, lots of malt, earthy hops, not so tropical. Mouthfeel is strangely thick, medium carbonation and body. Overall, they have done better.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ectuohy27 (869) - ESTONIA - NOV 19, 2015
Meh.. Floral hop juice, basically. Little nuance, to be honest. Somewhat watery as well


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