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RATINGS: 2327   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hershiser2 (2800) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Finally, after a long wait, I get to sample my first offering from Three Floyds. Deep copper/amber, with a small head. Lotsa bubbly. Smells are exquisite! Pine. grapefruit... citrus- lovely. taste is that of a lovely IPA, with the citrusy pines and undertones of soapy bitterness. Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Pours a dirty cedar with a white head that quickly fell. Smells wonderfully hoppy. Citrus scents and loads of leather. Tastes mainly of grapefruit hops with other tropical flavors. Well balanced and well hopped. The finish is full of lemons. Excellent Pale Ale.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Pours copper color with a big light tan head. Big hop aroma of grapefruit, pine, and oranges with a light alcohol nose. Flavor is mostly hops with citrus flavors and a good hop bitternes light malt helps keep it balanced. Medium bodied with a crisp bitter finish. This one sets the pale ale standard.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - SEP 29, 2004
bottle. thick creamy offwhite head, golden-orange in color, definitely has a hoppy taste followed by citrus and ends with a slight bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2004
Beautiful by hop dominated aroma with fruits and some cookie. Hazy, amber/orange color, beige almost creamy head, very good lace. Light sweet start, very fruity (mainly orange), very hoppy, after swallowing bitter, long lasting bitterness. Maybe a bit on the thin side. Great example of the style, lots of hops but not exaggerated, very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 Bottle: Aroma is malty with grapefruit. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a small white head that is gone quickly. Okay lacing. Flavor is rather malty. Nice big hops in the finish. Well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevin (2195) - Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2004
bottle. amber pour with a light tan head. citrus aroma.very hoppy up front but not overdone. this was very strong to be just a pale ale.sweet mango like flavor underneath everything that came out late in the glass. has a hop and pepper finish, and a buttery mouthfeel. Thanks to Tchrome for this.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewess (43) - Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Hops and malt, what more could you ask for. Aroma of apple blossoms, pine, furit and caramel. The aroma is full and carries throughout the glass. The flavor is of carmel, pine, pear and citrus. All and all a top example of an APA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2004
This is one of the best pales i have ever had. The bite is the finish is perfectly balanced by the bittersweet hops. Excellent beer. I would never pass on it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Pours copper with a light tan head. Hoppy nose. Very floral hoppy taste with a dry mouthfeel.


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