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RATINGS: 2329   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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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 (2038) - 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 (1146) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Tap. Beautiful color. Aroma was of citrus and honey suckle flowers. Nice head without a ton of lacing. Good hoppy crisp refreshing flavor. Definitly some notes of alcohol. Fairly strong malt covered up nicely by the refreshing hop. Dry and bitter after palate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murawski (160) - USA - JUN 19, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2005 Dark amber color, smooth pour with long-lasting head. A bit thicker than I expected from a pale ale, but it had the extreme hoppy flavor I had heard about. Excellent, complex flavor. Bottle. [upon a second tasting in Chicago on 7/30/05 I upped my rating a tad -- what an amazing pale ale!]

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UNCCTF (575) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Bottled. Orange-copper coloring - dark for a pale ale - with white head that laces moderately onto the glass. Aroma is very hoppy, and the flavor is mostly bitter but with some malt put in to make it interesting. Finish is dry and hoppy. This is an excellent pale.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2005 Pours a fairly dark orangy copper for a PA with a white head that lingers a bit. Aroma was packed with piney, citrussy, grassy american C hops. Flavor is intensely but pleasantly bitter with excellent hop character but with sufficient caramely sweet malt backbone. Some modest ester profile complements the flavor. Slighty buscuity as well. It is also quite full bodied and smooth. I really think this beer should be classified as an IPA and pride and joy should be their american pale ale but thats just me. I could drink this regularly. A really excellent beer from an excellent brewery.


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