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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

4,802 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,802
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 829
Gots: 438 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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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

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Illinois

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Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,802 ratings.