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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

4,767 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,767
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 825
Gots: 427 | 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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Ratings: 4,767 | Reviews: 1,664 | Display Reviews Only:
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Pwhites

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-02-2014 00:58:24 | More by Pwhites
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Turney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-28-2013 06:38:54 | More by Turney
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fsck

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-18-2013 08:26:31 | More by fsck
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Bjorn2bWild

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-01-2013 14:54:07 | More by Bjorn2bWild
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PF15

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-08-2014 22:22:34 | More by PF15
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BFro

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-05-2012 21:04:05 | More by BFro
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djtomain

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-24-2012 00:19:48 | More by djtomain
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Skunkyluvmuffin

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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bbadger

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-14-2011 13:10:23 | More by bbadger
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tjdrewry

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-17-2013 03:14:33 | More by tjdrewry
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irish01980

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-02-2013 19:59:58 | More by irish01980
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TheConnMan

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-25-2013 02:31:42 | More by TheConnMan
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bayner34

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-24-2012 17:47:52 | More by bayner34
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brakspear

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Alpha King moves near the top of my favorite pale ales, which was surprising because I did not really enjoy Three Floyd's Dreadnaught IPA.

The ale poured a perfect orange body with a lingering head. It looked beautiful in the glass. The aroma is citrus, pine and grapefruit tang, but a malty sweetness is also present.

The taste is bracing, but well-balanced. The NW hops are loaded into the flavor, but not at the expense of a very enjoyable, almost session-beer like smoothness. Wow, a very, very good beer.

Perhaps, my experience with this pale ale was the result of perfect lining up of the planets, but I can't remember drinking a better tasting pale ale in a long time.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2003 17:19:14 | More by brakspear
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Kaizoku

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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JPortillo

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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eblythe1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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DannyLeahy

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Abnrml

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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futurr1

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Jakers90

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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notchucknorris

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad

A: Beautiful reddish amber color with a nice one finger tan foamy head.

S: Big citrus hop notes with some hints of tropical fruit underneath. Definitely some mango there.

T: Great juicy citrus hops upfront tempered by some slightly bready malts and finished off with a nice peppery hop resin bite. A bomb pale ale. I would love to get more of this stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2011 23:15:57 | More by notchucknorris
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beeragent

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

A - Poured a medium copper, forming a 1/2 inch white head. Light lacing on the glass.

S - Intense hop aroma. Very floral. Not much else is detectible due to the high hop profile.

T - Strong citrusy hop taste coats the palate. A hint of light malt in the middle, before ending with a sharp hop finish.

M - Medium bodied, with a good amount of carbonation.

D - This is a great example of a pale ale! It really doesnt get any better than this. Outstanding flavor and high drinkability. If this wasnt such a rarity for Texas, I would easily drink the entire six pack in one night. Highly recommended!!!!

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2009 07:39:30 | More by beeragent
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,767 ratings.