RATINGS: 2323   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2003
Reddish purple with a thin to moderate head. Citrus, sharp and tangy nose. The taste is sour and kind of concentrated. Not bad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2003 Just finished my very first Alpha King. These are my impressions. The Alpha King Bombards your neural net with an overwhelming layer of texture and flavor. Grapefruit/sour aroma to me. Nonetheless very powerful elixir. After second sip Neural activity pinging like crazy. Very intense experience. Wonder what this might be like on tap. Head was non-existant when poured out. No bitter afterbite whatsoever. How would I rate this against them all. I would have to try the rest of the High ranking brews before I make my permanent list. Definitely Amber from first sip to last. Very good very unexpected and not exactly what I thought. Very interesting experience indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9276) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2012 Medium copper. Very sweet floral aroma. Sweet almond, smoke, and hop flavor underneath a big profile of maple and apple. stewy and caramel heavy, wet and green and limp and muddled. in 2005 it was the best thing ever. in 2012 its a mess of a pale ale and lacks brightness and focus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2003
amber clolour, white head. huge aroma of perfume and herbs with citrusy hints. very big and hoppy flavour, but not over the top, which leaves room for some apple and melon fruitiness and caramel sweet malt. bitter finish lingers. the best I've tried from 3F so far.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
Clear amber in colour. Aroma of hops and citrus/grapefruit. Flavour is nicely hopped, grapefruit and oranges. Finishes with medium bitterness and a long aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 29, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2005 duvel tulip glass: still my favorite pale ale. dry pine and sweet smooth caramel along with juicy drops of grapefruit - great play! great body, crisp, and its just delicious. easy to drink. sweet on the lips then a bit dry and bittersweet after the gulps. yum! grab the bottles with the tye-dye caps & logo on it. this brew is wonderful. personally, i like a half shot of fine whiskey tossed in the glass then i pour from the bottle for a big head. wonderful! (updated) UPDATE 2/5/05: english pint / ahhh... always good! downrated overall, though. its got that same dry yet bittersweet aftertaste. basically, juicy grapefruity piney with a good malt backup to push it all down gracefully. quite excellent, as always!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ElGaucho (2394) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2003
After 370 beers rated, this is my first perfect beer! Sampled at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Aroma: very hoppy, wonderful, rich. Very nice, reddish, orangish amber. Off-white head. Not much visible carbonation. Very nice hoppy flavor. Excellent lace. As an American Pale, doesn't get any better than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (6100) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2006 2002 Bottle. Awesome murky reddish-orange color, with tons of frothy burnt white head. Smells citrusy, and a touch of alcohol aroma arises, as well. Begins very strong with lots of cascade hops. Full bouquet of hops continues through body and it finishes bitter. Not too much detectable yeast, and while the body is clean and tastey, there didnt seem to be much distinguishing this from any other top tier APA until. . .!! It warmed up!!! This beers flavor and palate have just improved tenfold after warming, every sip I took had a wonderful flavor in the finish that lingered. I can best describe it as an alcohol/butterscotch malt flavor that has a bit of a slow burn to it. It really complemented the huge hoppy flavor and left me very happy with this beer and wanting to try more. Previous score: 8/4/9/5/18
2006 bottle. Still a very lovely fruity, hoppy, lush nose, with sweet malts backing it and not overdone in bitterness. Toned down dreadnaught, I guess. But the hard crystal malt behind it and filtered, washed out mouthfeel just dont cut it. Plenty of average brewers are doing much better things in the mouthfeel category. I suppose not the biggest of complaints, but bottle conditioning is bottle conditioning and this less-than-tight carbonation is lacking. Hard crystal malts do not help either. Score is for this bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2003
Royal bourbon clear colour with a yellow white head. Medium fruiy and seriously intense herbal and sweeter rosewater aroma. Flavour is reminiscent of dryish liquid turkish delight. Extra long beautifully balanced finish. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (5103) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
(Bottle) Deep amber body and cascade nose. Strong hops with a somewhat light palate. Beautiful.

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