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RATINGS: 2250   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FooFaa (1) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Bottled. Pours a deep orange color with a rapidly dissipating, rocky, white head, which leaves a thin layer of lacing on the top. The aroma is almost completely dominated by floral American hops. The [possibly?] Centennial and/or Columbus hops give this beer a fantastic floral, citrus, apricot, and slight pine aroma. There is a faint malt-caramel aroma present as well, but, don’t let me fool yah, this beer is all about the humulus! The flavor is sweet up front. Citrus-hop flavors are ascendant -- grapefruit with orange zest and maybe a little lemon. The hops are supported with a strong troupe of malt character. A touch of caramel, toasted, and maybe a little nutty flavors give great play with the hops. Again, grapefruit is the dominant flavor. The beer is fairly well balanced, and has average alcohol feel. The brewer lists this is as a medium-bodied beer. Which is probably correct, but relative to other PA’s, this is most definitely full-bodied. The finish is quite bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. The aftertaste is quick, dry, and bitter with a bit of grassiness (perhaps from some dry-hopping). There are no perceptible flaws in this beer; as, the intense hopping simply won’t allow any, if they exist, to show through. Overall, I thought this was an intensely flavored beer with incredible body, but was surprisingly drinkable. The flavors and aroma are well organized. I can see how it might be a little too intense, in flavor/bitterness/alcohol/body, to drink all night for some, but I still consider it a session.


4.2
randy1969 (69) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2017
Aromas of caramel, bready malt and floral hops. An amber color in a slightly hazy liquid. with an off-white head. The taste is glorious: a solid base of caramel malt and some subtle sweet fruit. Feels medium bodied, creamy texture with moderate, pleasant carbonation. Overall a real nice balanced pale ale.

3.8
Ronritter (874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2017
And tap dark gold pour frothy white head Aroma and taste of grass sweet malts and a bitter Pine finish

4
commonmac (1311) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2017
12oz bottle picked up at the brewery shared by Highendtully. Color is copper/amber with a good quality off white head. Nose is a combination of pine and bready characteristics including a slight brown butter element. Taste starts out with heavy citrus (tangerine, pineapple) before getting out of the way of the malts. Finish is a crazy amount of caramel (like a creme brulee dessert feel) that lingers well into the night. Finish also seems to incorporate an over-ripened fruit quality. Very good balance. Hard to find fault with this one.

4.5
DavyK (159) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2017
Bottle from Binny's, Lincoln Park. It's how to do an APA: gorgeous deep orange colour and chewy, almost tangerine-like citrus comes though. Fantastic.

3.8
MrBeerFanatic (1067) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2017
Caramel color deep orange red hues. Aromas caramel, pine, citrus. Flavors big caramel, citrus, pine. Medium sweet light bitter finish. Delicious and well done. Leave it to this brewery to make great beers. Well balanced.

4
sjohnny (662) - - JUN 9, 2017
Tons of citrus. Apricot. Some other fruits. Opaque murky orange/brown Amber. Moderate off white head with fair retention. A good bit of lacing left behind. Orange. Grapefruit. Peach. Earth. Crisp bitter finish. Medium bodied. Really nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
JorgeLee (2193) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2017
On tap, Kuma’s Too. Pretty exciting to finally get hold of one of these legendary Three Floyds beers! This was deep amber almost copper in colour, much more caramel malt and resulting sweetness than I expected. White foam, medium carbonation. Very hop plant hoppiness, fresh. More than any beer I’ve ever had it tasted like you were sucking on the hops, or maybe their juices, before they go into the kettle. Grapefruit, citrus, a bit of pine, but also quite...hoppy. Quite bitter. Clearly a great brewing effort to get that intensity and faithfulness of flavour, but was it actually the nicest or most drinkable pale I’ve had? Probably not.

3.4
LetsGoState (907) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Appearance is a deep amber and thick white head. Aroma is a little sweet. Taste is creamy with a nice balance of medium bitter hops and some sweeter malt.

4.4
Cybercat (6013) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Pours coffee brown with a golden tan head. Aroma delivers roast malt, coffee, and a hint of charred hops. Flavor offers smoky roast malt, coffee, woody hops, and a bit of licorice. Mouthfeel presents thick body and good fizz. Long brew the king!

4.4
Frothmeister (826) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2017
355ml bottle. Holy ___. I can not believe for a second that this is 6.5%. Everything about it is huge, and the hop profile is incredible. Pours a beautiful hazy rose-tinged orange with a beige cap. On the nose, CONCENTRATED resinous notes, passion fruit, grapefruit, caramel. Fuller bodied, and above average sweetness with peach, apricot, passion fruit, and light caramel that tames itself into caramel, with light fruity notes under the resinous bitterness. This is like a DIPA hiding in a pale ale. I am beyond impressed with this. The best APA I’ve had by far. Wow. Wow.


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