Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours amber with a slight haze and a creamy, beige head. Very hoppy, grapefruitish aroma. Medium-bodied, rather sweet caramel malt and a marked, bitter finish with very delicate notes of grapefruit from the great hops. 020506 Beerhunter111 (22214) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
Leicht trübe dunkel orangegoldene Farbe, ordentliche beige Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, harzig, reife Früchte. Geschmack sehr hopfig, bitter, Aprikose und Pfirsich. Rasmus40 (21695) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
Cloudy dark orange with a big off-white head. Aroma is caramel and very hoppy - grapefruit and pine. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 010611 Koelschtrinker (21190) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Muffig hopfig, gleichsam auch malziger Antrunk. Der Hopfen wird zwar stärker, bleibet aber muffig, das malz wird dagegen schwächer. Das Bier insgesamt ist in Ordnung, wirkt aber auch wegen der Trockenheit eintönig. Erdig zum Ende, eine leichte Whiskeynuance ist vorhanden. Geht in Ordnnung. 7/9/8/9/10/8
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2011 2011-02-01, bottle at Ørsted, Copenhagen, 7-5-7-4-14=37
saxo (19273) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2009
Beautiful dark amber color; small head. It’s a solid IPA, almost double, with a lot of Crystal malt and toffee flavor; bitter, resiny, coreect balance, unfortunately both the aroma and flavor don’t show a fresh hopping (the bar received the bottles just a few days ago).
2010-05-05, draught at Mikkeller Bar, opening night, 7-4-7-5-15=38
Hazy red-amber color. Light aroma of Manuka honey, sweetish, malt. Good perfumy toffee flavor; strong hopping, good resins and hop oils. Good and straight, but missing some dynamicity.
2007-09-29, draught at Hop Leaf, Chicago, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Beautiful amber color; thin creamy head. Quite good body strength, very good malt and toffee flavor, sweet. The aroma is citrusy and resiny. Excellent aromatic hopping and with the necessary sweet body. Excellent.
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, malt, flowers, caramel and fruits. harrisoni (19165) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
My most highly sought after beer for a number of years. Thanks to Cgarvieuk for bringing this one down from Scotland. Cheers Craig. Hazy reddish russet colour, thin beige head. Toffee and hop aroma. Yes big intense resiny grapefruit hop in the mouth. Wow that’s pretty big and awesome. Is it as good as I was hoping? It’s different. It’s big hoppy and toffeeish so very much in the American mould of an IPA I would say rather than an APA. Certainly tastes fresh on the hops. Yes very drinkable at same time. No real heat. Toffee is really quite pleasant. Good beer, but when you set your impression so high, it’s hard to live up to it. Thanks Craig. Now which beer becomes my most wanted now? rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2005
Copper/amber color, off white head. Hoppy aroma with grapefruit. Hoppy flavor, with some orange. Strong hoppy bitterness in the finish. mcberko (18572) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2011
12 oz. bottle, split with manuchampions, pours dark golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is much like an IPA, with citrus hops, strong floral notes and caramel. Flavour is again, on the fence of being an APA and a lighter IPA, with floral notes jumping out, followed by bold citrus hops (for the style) and caramel malt backing. Nothing revolutionary, but for the style, it’s hard to find better ones out there. Oakes (18525) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2000
With a name like Alpha King, how can you possibly go wrong??................