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RATINGS: 2330   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big American Pale Ale with citrusy aroma- a hop lover’s 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 you’re unwilling to compromise on your beer, we urge you to try it.

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4.5
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Poured from the 12oz bottle with psychadelic green and pink cap which indicates it was brewed and bottled at the actual Three Floyd's Brewery in Munster, IN. Smells beautiful of hop fruity juiciness. Big hops up front with citrus flavors, very floral, and is also backed up with some nice balancing malt. Very sweet, fruity, but the finish is dry and bitter and clean. One awesome American Pale Ale, the flavors are great the smell is intoxicating on its own, and the body is full and heavy enough without being too heavy. I highly recommend this one, I've had it bottled as well as on tap. If you're ever out one night and see this on tap, yeah, order it up

3
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 15, 2004
Pours a hazy orange with a big, long-lasting head. Aroma a combination of fresh smelling domestic hops and sweet malt. Flavor is initially sweet, followed by an almost soapy burst of hops, which linger. Kinda rough, actually. Overall, a bold beer, but either somewhat over-rated, or I have a tired bottle. No way this is a better APA than Red Seal.

4
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Attractive hazy copper coloring. Wonderful malt start with a solid hops kick to follow. Finishes dry but not overly bitter. As good an APA as I've had.

3.9
rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2004
Wonderful floral boquet and rich amber color. hoppy bitter falvor, and nice finish.

3.6
SpringsLicker (3616) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2004
This pours an amber colored beer that has a good head which quickly recedes. Clean aroma of hops with just a whiff of malt behind it. The flavor has an IPA like hoppiness with just a touch of hop astringency. The finish is slightly bitter. Overall this needs just a little more maltiness to smooth out some of the little coarse edges. A bid thanks to Slikwily for sending this trade!

3.8
Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2004
Hazy brown ale with a thin head. Resinous hops and citrus flatters the nose. The taste is even more intense, with hops which coats the mouth, and with creamy texture, this beer is an excellent Pale ale. Goes well with a gruyere.

3.9
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Pours a light copper with a think offwhite head. Aroma is citrusy and full of hops. Pine, citrus fruits, and a hint of maltiness. This was a great pale ale. probably the best I've had.

3.8
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2004
Bottle pours a hazy amber with minor dishwater head.   Good carbonation, average lacing.   Large aroma of hops, flora, and sweet candy.   Initial taste is a bit biting, but it quickly mellows and becomes quite smooth.   Bitterness that appears at the back of the mouth vanishes quickly... very interesting.   A bit malty on the finish, with some minor hop notes.   Flavor throughout is very subdued tho.   It definately pale and has a dry finish.   Points for that, but flavor could have been a bit more assertive.   Thanks goes out to Pabobcat for the trade!


4
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 Pours a copper color with medium white head. Very floral and citrus aroma. Flavor is floral with heavy citrus hop flavor and bitterness. Malt flavor is a little underpronounced.

4.2
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2004
A slightly cloudy brown and orange beer comes out of the bottle. I won't discount for the cloudyness because it is from the yeast added for bottle conditioning. The color is quite striking. It has a wonderfully sweet floral hop aroma. There is a great citrus hop flavor that goes nicely with a cool sweetness that envelops the mouth. There is a nearly perfectly ballanced bitterness. A hint of the floral hop present in the aroma is distinguishable. This is a great beer. I'm so happy that there is good brewer in Indiana.


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