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RATINGS: 2323   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 lovers 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 youre unwilling to compromise on your beer, we urge you to try it.

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcr (2636) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2009 Bottle. When this is fresh, it is full of citrus hops and bitterness with a delicate malt back bone. Less than fresh, the malts begin to dominate and its not near as satisfying. Unfortunately, 3F doesnt date its bottles. This rating is for a fresh bottle. Medium amber body with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange peel, pine and resin. Some toasted grain in the background. The flavor is moderately to heavily bitter, lightly to moderately sweet and moderately acidic. The finish is bitter and dry and long lasting. There is just enough of a hint of sweet malts throughout to balance the big hop flavor. Medium body with a watery texture and lively carbonation. Outstanding and a favorite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (12296) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2005 12 oz bottle-pours a nice creamy tan head. Clear gold-amber color. Aroma-lots of citrus&hops. Flavor is lots of citrus-bitter grapefruit (from the hops). Taste finishes with the bitter grapefruit lightly, and without a bite. A very good, occasional beer.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mixx (1) - USA - JUL 8, 2005 does not count
Undoubtedly the best IPA Ive ever enjoyed. Very Citrus/fruity but not overpowering. Extremely hoppy; savory aftertaste; very flavorful but drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
intheric (20) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2005
On tap at Cap Ale House. Great amber color, very smooth. Taste very much like an IPA, great hoppiness and nice toasted malt flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2005 Freebee 12oz from Ohiodad. The best pale ale Ive ever had, mostly because it tasts like a good IPA. Very smooth, bitter pale ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Dark orange-amber color. White-cream head which didnt last. Good lace though. This is the third Three Floyds brew Ive had. The first was Dark Lord (thanks Chuck), the second was Dreadnaught (thanks Grapes and Grain, Mequon, WI). Both were excellent so I didnt hesitate to pick up a 6 pack of alpha king for 6.99 (again at Grapes and Grain). Ive drank three before rating it. Not counting free beers Ive been given to rate (from Chuck, Blake and Matt) this is the best beer for the price Ive ever bought. I love me the bitter bitch goddes pale ale. Citrus hops. This pale ale gives makes most IPAs or imperial IPAs its bitch. Ive been drinking all night so Im starting to get creative (who was that writer that would drink for inspiration?). Anyhow, I think Im rambling so Im out. Check the ratings.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (2019) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2005
I enjoyed the welcome mat of a citrus hop aroma the Alpha King rolled out me when I popped the cap. Orange bodied beer with right amounts of hop and malt balanced this APA.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 28, 2005
In the bottle at the 2005 Bad-burek party. Dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is of a little man jumping out of the bottle to rake your olfactory senses with hop vines. This is a veritable nasal lavage of big dog power hops. Flavor matches the smell. Im sure it has a malt backbone, but who cares? Im in absolute palate fatigue after the second swill. My carnal hophead desires are satiated.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2005
A damn fine brew. Poured a beautiful translucent copper with a very thin layer of white head. Minimal carbonation. Smells of strong grapefruit and piney hops. Taste is a good mix of hops and some sweet carmel malts, but the hops defintely win the battle. This beer is all about huge hops, but the bitterness seemed subdued, perhaps by the malts. This makes for an interesting APA. A permanent member of my fridge.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2006 Bottle. Smells of pine, floral hops, and citrus. Taste mimics the aroma . Very intense hop flavor throughout. No question that what little the caramel malt does its destroyed by the over the top amount of hops in this one. More hop taste in this APA then some IPAs Ive head. With that said I wish for a little more malt/hop balance in an APA. My first from 3F.


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