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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2005
12 oz bottle. Orange color with an ever so slight haze and a fairly moderate off white head. Has a wonderfully refreshing scent of mixed citrus fruits including, grapefruit, oranges and tangerines. Strong bitter flavor up front from the agressive hopping that quickly disapates to a nice a dry crisp finish. A great pale ale; one of my favorites. Hops...its all about the hops......

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (5058) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2010 Original Rating, February 23, 2005. Dark gold color with a thin head. Apple and hoppy aroma. Good crikey... I think they might have added some hops to this one. Heavy hops and pine flavor with some more of that apple and citrus blend. Good malt backup. Damn fine tasty pale.

Re-rating, January 20, 2010: Copper color with a medium head. Big orange and tangerine aroma. Moderately bitter flavor. Light grass, orange and caramel malts. Really lovely.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2005
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Extremely hoppy aroma, what else to expect? Very hoppy taste without any hint of malt, what else to expect? Dry and long hoppy aftertaste, what else to expect?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Props to Duane. Poured amber, with a HUGE off white fluffy head. Wonderful aroma. I detect, something sweet, under the barrage of pine sap hops. Flavor is hops of course, but there is a small amount of malt sweetness to help balance this. I am NOT a hop head, but I enjoyed this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2005
Clear pale amber colour, thick firm white head. Soft but really strong juicy hop aroma of grapefruit and lemon. Loads of citric fruit in flavour with silky smooth malt profile. Fresh green hops in the long bitter aftertaste. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Deep hazed copper, thin white creamy head. Nose pumps out grapefruit, spruce, florals, sweet buttery toffee, and caramel. My older bottle seems to be more balanced then past fresh bottles that typically were hop nation. Even so, flavor is still hops galore with a bitter-sweet rich malt backbone shining through nicely. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth, creamy, bitter-sweet citric finish. One of the best APAs in the world......

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopsMD (5) - Bridgewater, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2005 does not count
Nicely balanced, complex palate sweet, piney/resiny. Dry pleasant finish with a medium bite.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14276) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Bottle. Dark amber color medium white head. Complex aroma of sweet malt and hops. Flavor was very good and finish was strong with small bite. Good beer to use as my 100 beer rated on this page. Great service.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gdoak (23) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Had on tap. Orange in appearance. Very hoppy flavor with a taste of orange. My friends cant handle IPAs, so I ended up drinking theirs as well. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IslandHaole (1251) - Misawa, JAPAN - FEB 12, 2005
A clear copper colored brew with a creamy thick tan head. WOW, another wondeful hop explosion. Man, who doesnt like the aroma of Cascade hops, its so refreshing! Just as tasty as it smells. Has a nice malt flavor too, some crystal perhaps, its there but you have to find it. With several IPAs Ive aquired in trade, you guys are turning me into a real hop head! No complaints, keep them coming!


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