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Alpha King Pale Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Alpha King Pale AleAlpha King Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,814 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,814
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 828
Gots: 443 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
3 Floyd’s flagship beer, Alpha King is a big American pale ale that pours a deep amber with a creamy head. This ale is brewed with Centennial, Cascade, and Warrior hops giving it an intense citrus aroma and a crisp hoppy finish.

68 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2000)
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chilly460

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4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Copper body, quite dark, somewhat cloudier then expected. Off white head sticks around well, good lacing.

S - Yeasty malt hits immediately, then huge citrus aroma comes in, lots of clementine. Some grassy hops in there too, very strong apparent smell to this one.

T - Very hoppy beer, but somehow finds a way to still feel like a balanced PA to me, versus just another hopped up PA. Lemon zest, clementines up front..sweeter oranges as well. Grassy overtones as well. The hops are nice, but the butter cookie malts are what sets this one apart. Balances perfectly, some ginger or cinnamon in there too. Freaky good tasting PA.

M - Very well done for the style, slick, somewhat chewy, but still light on the tongue.

O - Excellent. Most complex PA I've tried that doesn't simply become a hopped up PA that is really an IPA. Malt character sets it apart, hop profile is delicious.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 12:57:18 | More by chilly460
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Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,814 ratings.