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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

4,927 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,927
Reviews: 1,668
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 840
Gots: 498 | FT: 23
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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tjthresh

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.4%

Bought a case from the brewery on July 3.
Amber with and off white head. Fair retention. Minimal haze.
I get some bold citrus (orange or tangerine) hops and rich breadyness for malt in the nose.
Very full flavor. Again citrus hops and robust breadiness from the malt. Maybe some caramel. Moderate body. Not a lot of ligering flavor.
SNPA is considered to be the classic example of this style. For my money, I'll take Alpha King any time.
Re-review: Since this beer is listed as a APA, I say it is the best possible APA. I rated it before assuming it was an IPA

08-30-2005 15:45:47 | More by tjthresh
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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juicebox

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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warmbier804

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-15-2011 17:05:40 | More by warmbier804
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.4%

Poured from a bottle into a beer glass...

Great light brown/ dark golden color, decent 2 finger head....a perfect looking summer ale.

Big nose of hops!!! Slightly piney with caramel notes.

Taste is amazing!!!! Hoppy, sweet and a little bitterness, tastes like the smell with a nice caramel aftertaste.

Light carbination but relatively smooth, an easy drinker.

Overall this pale ale is King and is what got me into trying the more complex IIPA's....another great from 3F's! Try this beer!

07-12-2012 01:44:37 | More by tyleeis
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girllovesbier

California

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-27-2011 08:34:32 | More by girllovesbier
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spkissane

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-28-2011 03:22:22 | More by spkissane
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Soxfanmcgee

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.4%

04-15-2012 01:56:04 | More by Soxfanmcgee
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wiseguywood

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.4%

This is probably the best APA I have ever had. Pours a nice creamy amber with a very intense hop character. THe best I can find for this style. If you can find it, I highly recommend it. Since it's in my home state, we have pride in our Indiana brewer and brewpub.

05-21-2013 22:51:14 | More by wiseguywood
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Freemanclaypowell

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +17.4%

02-10-2014 22:22:41 | More by Freemanclaypowell
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terrafirma

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-15-2012 04:24:53 | More by terrafirma
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Beezee

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%

02-17-2012 04:03:58 | More by Beezee
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hopman333

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%

Cannot belive I have never reviewed my all time favorite beer. Being from Chi town I remember tasting the very first batches of this beer on tap at The Hop Leaf in Andersonville. My friend's and I were blown away. Keep in mind that 10 -11 year's ago, there were no really big beer's like this. The floral and citrus flavor that is derived from this beer was mind blowing. We would drink pitcher after pitcher... And the alpha king on the tap handle looked very alluring, you knew you were in for a treat.

Forget about the look's and the lacing with this one. The only thing you need to know is the superbly balanced malt and hop ratio... Yes this is a hop bomb, however in a very gentle sort of way... The aroma just wreak's of floral and citrusy hop's galore, in addition to the Belgian Caravienna malt's that hide in the backround. It's fine touches like the different malt and hop blend's that push this beer above and beyond greatness...

Drinkability is off the chart's. I could and have drank a case of these when I'm on a bender.
Sure you will have a hangover but you will have a good time knocking them down

I'm trying to keep this review simple. This beer just kick's ass. But don't take my word for it. Go out and get some and see for youre'self. All in all, one of the best brew's ever made. Do not miss this one...

04-15-2009 21:00:46 | More by hopman333
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joeponte

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +17.4%

10-03-2013 17:38:42 | More by joeponte
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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33nickadams

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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chrisp1090

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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Pennsylvania

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Ohio

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Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,927 ratings.