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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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5,015 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,015
Reviews: 1,671
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 841
Gots: 520 | FT: 25
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

deonreds, Mar 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

A - Darker amber/gold, has some small floaty sediments but not much. Small head, and a lingering haze over with some lace following.

S - Smell is citrus like, almost a little on the orange side of things but not orangey at all. Maybe orange peel and hops, mixed with some citrus notes. Some malty oat thing but the hops over power that quick.

T - Taste is great for a pale ale, one of the best I can think of. Bold orange peel bitterness, but the ibu's are not crazy like grapefruit ipa stlye or anything. Bold medium citrus like maltyness. Little bit of fresh malts on the end.

M - Feel is great with a medium to lower carbonation, Starts off smooth and works into a smaller bubble formation going down. Easy aftertaste but tasty so don't worry!

O - Over all this is another winner, especially for a pale ale! Whoa... Did not know pale ales could be this good. Very hop head friendly! Balanced hop and malts make this a great beer. THUMBS UP! Thanks Dave!

SDtastentune, Aug 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

JOrtt, Sep 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

JandJMD, Aug 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Tjryan, Oct 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Alpha King Pale Ale
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a hotel room mini glass

Pours a murky orange with some brown highlights on the top. Awesome trails of sticky lacings from this beer decorate the glassware.

Awesome aroma of citrus hop bombs, sweet sugars and a floral bouquet.

This beer has a solid base of chewy caramel malt with some brown sugar sweetness. The finish is what establishes this beer from the others. A wonderful hop blast finishes this with flavors of juicy orange slices, grapefruit and pine cone.

The hop flavors are not 'over the top' as is the case with some of other similar beers on the market. Don't get me wrong though, the hops are significant and super tasty, especially for an APA.

Enough with the analysis, this is one of hell of beer. A job well done by Three Floyds. Recommended.

Hibernator, May 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

goldie2828, Apr 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

SonOfOdin, Jul 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

hpthebull, Oct 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

guajolote, Mar 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Mscarpen, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Ian_B
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Pours a dark amber-orange with a creamy and slightly beige head that has great retention and thick lacing.

Smells sticky sweet, with fresh but nondescript notes of tropical citrus such as orange, and even a bit of caramelized banana when it is backed with a well-bodied caramel malt. A little more malty, but overall very well-blended with hop scents and freshness.

Tastes very similar to the smell, with notes of orange, melon, grapefruit, again a little banana, and a little earthy spice & bitterness on the finish. The sweet malt backbone balances throughout with lots of caramel and buttery malt flavours.

The feel is thicker but also very well balanced and carbonated with a bit of dryness from the alcohol at the end.

Overall perhaps a bit more British than American in style, but packed with plenty of fresh citrus hop goodness.

Ian_B, Jun 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Larrygto, May 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Ondray, Mar 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

nguasta2, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

thinwhiteduke, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

kakashi, Dec 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

TimGorman, Jul 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Weas, Aug 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Keelin, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Norseman, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

beinerso, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Billy_Bars, Mar 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

rmehughes, Mar 16, 2012
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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