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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

4,770 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,770
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: 4,770 | Reviews: 1,664 | Display Reviews Only:
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BAsbill

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-30-2013 03:49:32 | More by BAsbill
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jarhead92

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-02-2012 22:32:32 | More by jarhead92
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mkfuzzles

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-19-2013 22:39:50 | More by mkfuzzles
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AHeaston8

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-15-2014 06:56:13 | More by AHeaston8
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Mgm54

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-27-2013 05:10:45 | More by Mgm54
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-16-2012 01:29:52 | More by thegerm87
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-11-2011 07:11:28 | More by pirmannt1
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boot11222

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-21-2014 00:14:18 | More by boot11222
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NathanKinney


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-14-2012 17:57:10 | More by NathanKinney
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OMG

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-03-2012 02:06:43 | More by OMG
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-30-2012 22:46:54 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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mpenning13

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-21-2013 14:52:19 | More by mpenning13
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Moc513

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-04-2014 14:04:08 | More by Moc513
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mmckay41

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-19-2013 03:37:35 | More by mmckay41
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primrose54

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-09-2013 14:38:27 | More by primrose54
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-20-2014 05:16:44 | More by tkdchampxi
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McUbermensch

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-30-2013 19:14:57 | More by McUbermensch
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KAF

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-18-2012 22:13:16 | More by KAF
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AL89BR

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-20-2013 14:51:58 | More by AL89BR
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-26-2013 02:22:05 | More by Kenai4
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-02-2014 12:40:56 | More by IAmHollywood13
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slvrmon82

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-13-2014 13:23:28 | More by slvrmon82
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Alpha King pours a slightly hazy, robust copper color, with a soft, pillowy, off-white head. Good retention, and some resilient lace stick.

Smell: Sweet malt, citrus hops. Some floral hops provide support. Always a nice, strong hop profile in FFF offerings.

Taste: Sweet caramel biscuity malt, which gets sweeter as it warms. The sweetness clings to my taste buds as a citrus hoppiness comes into play.

Mouthfeel: The malt provides a surprising amount of creamy and chewy feel. Medium carbonation. All this wrapped up in a medium body.

Drinkability: For me, this is the ultimate drinkable pale ale. Maybe it is more IPA than pale ale, but I could care less. I almost always keep this in my fridge. The balanced hop flavor really does it for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2010 03:35:36 | More by KickInTheChalice
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azdback

Arizona

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

Beautiful burnt orange color poured into my Sam Adams Lager glass. Big off white to tan color head. Sticky in appearance. Lace stays around like the neighborhood bum. "I ain't going anywhere!!"

If this was brewed by any other brewery it would probably be called an IPA. But because we are talking about the three floyd's it is only classified a Pale. The smell is candied citrus, orange? Sweet malts. Booze.

The taste is great. Alot like the nose it is sweet malty, Mild citrus hopped. I think a blood orange.

The mouth is exactly what it should be for this style (if it were an IPA). because it's not, it gets a better score

What a great surprise this was. Thanks to claaark13 for sending this extra my way. He was the second mid westerner to send this to me as an extra. Must be rough having this one cluttering the shelves at the local bottle shop.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 15:30:49 | More by azdback
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orion320

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-06-2013 00:41:39 | More by orion320
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,770 ratings.