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RATINGS: 2325   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poivre (14) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Im sorry, this is a great beer, but heres the problem: its an India Pal Ale, not a Pale Ale. Judging an Alpha King as a Pale Ale, its simply too hoppy. Either ratebeer has it miscategorized or 3F decided that it was tougher to market an IPA. Put this as an IPA and I would give it top marks all around.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Pours a clear copper color with a nice thick head and great lacing. Nose of citrus. Nice pine and citrus bitterness as well as flavor. Has a nice crisp and bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (2095) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2005 Very nice lacing on the glass. A very nice orange/amber color and a very attractive hop character to the aroma. Crisp clean flavor that finished quickly and refreshing. A little over-hopped for a pale ale, even if it is american, but still delicious stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Poured dark murky amber with a tall frothy white head that didnt dissipate. Excellent clean hoppy pale ale aroma. Taste has great hop bite with some citrus undertones and a strong malt backbone. Delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 My first experience with this beer was early in my career and it was on tap. Since then, Ive been buying it by the sixer repeatedly, and each time I find that I want to bump up the rating. Nevertheless, heres the ongoing compilation from the countless times Ive had the beer from both bottle and on tap...

Color is a deep copper-amber with a nice head thats about 1/4" thick with random bubbles breaking at the top. Smells strongly of Amarillo, lemons, grapefruit, nectar, pineapple rung and pine with trace wafts of amaretto-meets-lemon grass. Altogether, a very bright and awakening aroma. Hits the palate and bliss instantaneously registers as remarkably crisp, satisfying and hoppy as Three Floyds can be but, lets not go without saying that theres phenomenal malt sweetening at its regal center. Welcome to Nick Floyds balance clinic, please take a seat. Tingly grapefruit, papaya and pine resin accentuate that bitterness which is boding well - and reaching great distances - across the palate. Perfumey and herbal complexities hint at freesia, lavender, snapdragons and lilies of the valley in liquefied form. A small bite creeps-up at the end of each sip and leaves one of the best bitter remnants that an aftertaste could ask for. Such a damn good beer by such an admirable brewery. Well done, every time.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Hazy coper in color. Aroma is hops, grapefruit. Flavor is hops, grapefruit. There is considerable bitterness. Notes of sweetness, perhaps caramel. The finish is crisp with an excellent hops bite. A great thirst quencher and an excellent brew.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2004
I really did not like this one at all, huge hop flavor to it that was real citrusy, but this just wasnt my style, the warmer it got the more you could taste the alcohol, this was a drain pour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2004
bottle. pours a tarnished copper color with a medium head. my first sip of this brew was met with a strong hop aroma and flavor, which did not sit well. but as I continued to drink this one, my first Three Floyds brew, I couldnt believe how fast it went down. Even though it was strongly hopped, it was very smooth and quite delicious. The morale of this story is: dont judge a beer by your first drink!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (11011) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Bottle. Melon and hops aroma. Opaque tan with little head. Primarily grapefruit and hops flavor throughout - slight hint of melon. A very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2004
12 oz. bottle. Pours a tawny amber with a nearly-white head and substantial lacing. Hoppy, citrusy aroma. Hoppy flavor full of floral and citrus notes, with a tough of grapefruit and a slightly bitter, satisfying, aftertaste. Medium-bodied and smooth on the palate. Kind of tastes more like an I.P.A. than a pale ale. Overall, awesome; something Ive sought out for quite some time now.


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