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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

4,937 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,937
Reviews: 1,668
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 842
Gots: 502 | 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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LoCoSiEmPrE

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-09-2013 21:11:19 | More by LoCoSiEmPrE
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Crunkle

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-02-2013 18:41:43 | More by Crunkle
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clogger3030

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-19-2014 16:32:11 | More by clogger3030
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Rish907

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-06-2013 04:48:46 | More by Rish907
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-25-2011 03:44:28 | More by nmann08
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FosterJM

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

101st review on BA
bottle to pint

Thanks Jazz @ El cerrito for this.

App- Very clear copper/amber/red color with a small 1 finger head that dissolved into some excellent swirl marks.

Smell- Hi, My name is Hops, have we met? Big hops and mild citrus on the nose. Very nice smelling beer.

Taste- I am so very sad I do not live closer to IN to get more of this beer. For an APA so very good. I have had SN and Stone and this is just a class in itself.

Mouth- Nicely balanced withouth being overpowering for a nice APA

Drink- I want more. I have to get more. Every beer drinker should have this APA.

12-11-2010 06:29:09 | More by FosterJM
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DrShah

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-10-2014 20:46:43 | More by DrShah
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PickleBucket29

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-17-2014 00:17:52 | More by PickleBucket29
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Col_Custard

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-15-2014 17:38:47 | More by Col_Custard
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flipdog0

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-02-2012 04:18:36 | More by flipdog0
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KingDozer

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-19-2014 02:54:43 | More by KingDozer
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silenius

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Pours a chunky off white head that diminishes slowly and reappears with a swirl to the glass. The color is a reddish amber. A very handsome beer.

Smell is a light piney hop, but then again my nose is stuffed up right now.

Taste is first rate crisp hopness, but not overbearing. This is a great session beer. Smooth and integrated. Nothing awkward about this one at all.

The mouthfeel is solid. Not thick, solid. A slight prickle from the carbonation and and a smooth swallow. Nice.

This is a very drinkable beer. I would have one after another easily. An easy choice when it is served in a bar.

The thing is, I remember this being even better on tap. The freshness was overwhelming to me at the time. I will have to re-review once I get this on tap again.

02-19-2004 02:25:51 | More by silenius
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timmybaggins

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-01-2013 19:51:43 | More by timmybaggins
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MasterPenguins

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-25-2014 13:50:57 | More by MasterPenguins
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brewskis

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-06-2014 21:44:28 | More by brewskis
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poogas

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-12-2011 01:26:25 | More by poogas
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wells9uk

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-27-2012 00:58:32 | More by wells9uk
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mpgillett

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-14-2013 01:18:38 | More by mpgillett
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ThreeTens

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-13-2014 21:49:12 | More by ThreeTens
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shystersrule

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-26-2014 04:31:36 | More by shystersrule
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coz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-15-2011 04:11:23 | More by coz
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Khazadum

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-14-2012 22:28:30 | More by Khazadum
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JimSmetana

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-03-2012 23:56:41 | More by JimSmetana
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JoeHopster

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-15-2014 18:05:21 | More by JoeHopster
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bowzer4birdie

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-09-2014 13:36:07 | More by bowzer4birdie
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,937 ratings.