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Alpha Kong - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 167
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: orbitalr0x on 03-13-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A very complex Belgian sextuple, sweet with caramel notes.
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Alpha Kong from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.