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RATINGS: 2296   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (60) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Draft at Winking Lizard. Smells a little hoppy but not much taste. The appearance in colors a beautiful copper, amber in color. Taste is a little bready, earthy, a little thicker than basic beers. Smooth on the palate with a little after bite. Overall this is a pretty nice beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeniorZozo (1110) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2016
Tasting session @ Budapest. Very solid pale ale. While three floyds is a bit over rated alpha King and zombie dust are two of the best

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBomb (25) - Little Canada, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Growler pour into glass,nice copper color and excellent head retention.aromaw of sweet malts and tropical fruits and floral resins.taste sweet malts and tropical fruits with a bready carmel flavors.a great beer from 3 floyds!🍺

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (866) - Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Hazy copper Amber color with off white head. Aroma is sweet fermented pear, apricot and mango. Flavor is herbal and sweet up front then becomes more traditional hoppy pale: pine, mango, apricot, and citrus. Finish has slightly grassy and some malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Msgriffi (38) - - JUL 7, 2016
Great citrus hop aroma. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel lets the hop flavor really shine. Great citrus flavor, still maintains a touch of juiciness. All citrus hips flavor but the malt adds a softness to it to keep the IBUs down. Easy to drink and a ton of flavor. Not as bitter as a true IPA but seems to allow more flavor to shine. Finishes dry with citrus flavor lingering and a touch of bitter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (3579) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2016
12 oz bottle pours golden with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and pine. Taste is caramel, citrus and grains.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (999) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2016
On tap in Chicago and bottle at Sholl’s wedding. Pours copper, white head. Aroma is sweet malts, citrus, pine, peach. Flavor is fairly malty, med sweet, fairly traditional sweet citrus flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (300) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Pours a dark amber with a white head. Light mouth feel. Citrus fruits flavor piney flavor very hoppy. Refreshing taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2285) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours amber/brown with intial frothy head and lots of lacing. Nose is fruity and caramel. Flavours of caramel, grapefruit, earthy bitterness. Taste is medium sweet medium/big bitter. Full sticky body with lively carbonation and lasting bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10865) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2016
Draught @ CBC 2016, Yellow session, København
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long citrus, grape and piney finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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