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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: 442 | 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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mdcrouser

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

That's a good look on a beer - deeply glowing of sterling amber, with a simple white head, leaving a thin facing of bubbles after each drink.

Big on the hops here - sweet citrus, like pineapple, mango, some greenery, and maybe even a bit of mint. This could be a mirage for a tropical drink.

Stunningly good - dry like a saison, but with much more bulk due to a malty backbone and high-level hoppiness. Much darker and richer than I'd assumed. The citrus of pineapple is distinct, but there's a strong grassiness as well. The malts to me are of a dark brown bread. The whole package rings of the fresh outdoors.

Popping carbonation, prickly to the tongue, really brings out the hops. Slight burn to close.

Unique, even for an APA, but really great.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 03:51:34 | More by mdcrouser
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Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,814 ratings.