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Alpha King - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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5,444 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,444
Reviews: 1,705
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 887
Gots: 703 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2000

A bold yet balanced American Pale Ale with slight caramel sweetness and aggressive citrus hoppiness. This is our flagship beer.

68 IBU
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*150th Review*

"Alpha King drink this beer all day!"

Well, I would if I had easy access to it. Anyway!

Appearance: A brown/copper color with a nice, bubbly, somewhat tan head. Lacing's patchy, but it has a great, clear appearance overall.

Smell: What do I say? It has a brilliant malty and hop balance. On one sniff it smells of caramel sweetness, and on the next it smells of hoppy deliciousness. Extremely inviting.

Taste/feel: Just an awesome beer. The most dominant flavor that I get is of a quality, caramel malt on the start. The finish is super clean, and offers a burst of fresh hops. Not only is this beer pretty much perfectly balanced, it has an outstanding flavor. There's virtually no aftertaste, which makes me want to keep going back for another sip. Alpha King's a worthy flagship beer at Three Floyds, and one of my absolute favorite beers overall. I can only hope that they ship this stuff to Michigan some day soon.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Cloudy reddish-brown lacing that sticks to glass when turned. There's about 3 fingers of head.

S- Sweet citrus and grassy hop notes stand out with a decent amount toasted malt.

T- Maltiness w/ sweet hoppy tastes. There's a great after taste that is kind of biscuity.

M- Full feel that covers the palate and is not too bitter with good balance.

D- Very pleasant taste make this beer one to drink on a regular basis.

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Very good beer. Picked up one of these at the new Whole Foods in Kildeer. Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint. A very appealing dark golden color bordering on a red. A nice thin head carrying through. A different oily texture in the mouth. Smooth and bold hop flavor to start and finishes smooth. Very solid beer. I will definitely buy this beer again.

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Neck and neck with Zombie Dust as my favorite pale ale. Wonderful hop aroma and delicious hop bite. Beautiful amber color is very inviting in the glass. Personally find Aloha King equally enjoyable from a bottle or on draft.....yes please. Salute

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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