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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

4,920 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,920
Reviews: 1,668
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 839
Gots: 495 | 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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siradmiralnelson

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Poured from 12oz bottle into Tulip.

A. Poured a nice 1+ finger head. Good retention. Solid lacing. Nice copper orange color.

S. Smell is sweet delicous hops. Smells better than a lot of IPAs. Citrusy and piney hops. Some caramel malt lying beneath the hops.

T. Taste is very smooth. The citrus piney hops are balance agains a swee malt backbone. I would say this one of the best APAs out there. Nice showcase of hops balanced well with malt.

M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Nice mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness.

D. Reviewing this beer after a 3 year void of Alpha King from Iowa. This bottle brought from Wisconsin. This is a damn good beer. I think this is pretty much the style guideline for an APA.

10-03-2010 20:10:56 | More by siradmiralnelson
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FreshZ

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-09-2013 16:00:44 | More by FreshZ
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-31-2014 18:39:36 | More by bigpoppa67
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-31-2011 14:48:33 | More by plumcrazyfx
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bbrown12

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-27-2013 15:06:08 | More by bbrown12
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Shoo65

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-27-2012 02:09:20 | More by Shoo65
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BWCampbell

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-28-2014 03:09:08 | More by BWCampbell
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n2pux

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-05-2014 17:37:21 | More by n2pux
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Lee45102

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-24-2013 20:35:03 | More by Lee45102
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Gunch52

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-15-2014 02:06:48 | More by Gunch52
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Cheezus

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-16-2012 07:01:07 | More by Cheezus
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jjwisenheimer

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-19-2014 01:20:16 | More by jjwisenheimer
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AlMarzo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-05-2014 00:36:00 | More by AlMarzo
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-09-2013 15:33:39 | More by ChrisMon02
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-13-2014 05:33:07 | More by Beerlover
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Rabeni797

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-30-2014 21:51:03 | More by Rabeni797
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Oh holy hell the balance of this thing. Everything is in so much balance, yet its still bold for an APA. The body is deep amber with a tight frothy bubbly white head. Very citric hops up front. Smooth sticky and powdery sweet malt backbone. Lemons come come to mind.

I can see why this is so highly rated. The balance and boldness are second to none when it comes to APAs!

04-09-2012 23:31:19 | More by VncentLIFE
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RobertMathison

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-02-2012 04:44:48 | More by RobertMathison
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JimGlonke

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-27-2012 03:35:24 | More by JimGlonke
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-13-2014 01:23:50 | More by SpasmWaiter
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Aldape81080

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-25-2013 00:59:11 | More by Aldape81080
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Twoheartedzombie

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-09-2013 22:01:28 | More by Twoheartedzombie
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Syngates333

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-30-2014 21:37:49 | More by Syngates333
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GregDuB65

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-28-2014 03:54:58 | More by GregDuB65
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AKuehn47

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-31-2013 17:22:56 | More by AKuehn47
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,920 ratings.