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RATINGS: 2229   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lutz2jm (201) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2015
This is on par with other pale ales. It is good but not great. Definitely not 3f best beer. Not enough hops and a little to much malt for my liking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (1145) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
Bouteille 355ml, gracieuseté de msjpearson, Thanks Mike! Couleur orange brûlé voilée, mousse beige aérienne laissant une dentelle fugace. Arôme de pin, houblon résineux, malt caramélisé, poussiéreux. Goût de pin, amertume élevée, malt caramélisé, un peu fruité, côté grillé. Carbonatation faible, corps moyen.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RLiddell (59) - Valrico, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2015
12 ounce bottle brought back from Indiana. Pours a dark straw collor with an adequate head that dissapates rapidly. Nose is of an IPA and not a pale ale.Tasta reminds me of a good IPA as well. This is amongst my favorite pale ales.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (1983) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2015
12 oz bottle, thanks Mr. Robbins. Aroma is perfumy, age. Pours hazy burnt orange with a medium cream-colored head with excellent retention and lace. Taste has a medium-level bitterness backed by a weird candy sweetness. I’m betting this is pretty old. Too bad 3 Floyds doesn’t date their bottles. And it’s also too bad my first 3 Floyds experience outside of collaborations was marred by old beer! I’ll give it some benefit of the doubt and not give it a completely horrible score.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Paigeturner (98) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Great beer a little big for a pale but none the less a wonderful pine hop aroma and great light malty biscuit flavor with great hop taste and finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmahut (1521) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Amber body with medium head. Aroma has a lot of caramel with light grassy finish, tropical fruits in the background. Taste has also a lot of caramel, long lasting sweetness balanced with orange and mango bitterness. Body is full, medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1131) - 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 (135) - - 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 (436) - 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 (71) - 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.


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