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

Alpha King Pale AleAlpha King Pale Ale

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world-class

4,280 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4280
Reviews: 1646
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%


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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jampics2

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, purchased on the black market in Ohio ;)

*yes, this was fresh, not old stock - a case was brought to a local place that hooks up regulars with grey market products at a reasonable price*

Looks nice, copper orange with a small white film of a head. Decent lace too. I would have liked a touch more head on pour and a touch better retention, but nice looking beer.

Smell is wonderful. I love APA's that lean to the hoppy side, and this is one that does. A nice citrus hop profile gives orange, peach, and grapefruit impressions.

Taste is fan-freaking-tastic. Nice caramel malt base is clean, sweet and solid. The hops are perfect, not ruinous, but just well integrated and, while strong, not brutal. Like Conan the Barbarian in a tuxedo.

Mouthfeel is just a touch flat. Weird, everything else I've ever had from FFF is spot-on. But not dead, just a bit undercarbed. Body is medium and great for the style.

Drinkability is excellent. A premier product from one of the best breweries in the world.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 18:47:11 | More by jampics2
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Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,280 ratings.