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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

4,797 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,797
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 828
Gots: 435 | 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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carrson

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-27-2013 20:41:48 | More by carrson
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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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HaroldPE

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-27-2013 04:33:02 | More by HaroldPE
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DevinK

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-26-2013 21:56:38 | More by DevinK
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Hirshi

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-26-2013 17:53:11 | More by Hirshi
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mani

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-25-2013 21:12:17 | More by mani
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BlackNote

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12%

11-25-2013 19:49:35 | More by BlackNote
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DersOne

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-25-2013 18:34:03 | More by DersOne
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wtkphoto

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-25-2013 15:00:16 | More by wtkphoto
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RickS95

Indiana

4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's got an extremely dark pour for a pale ale. Think burnt orange with some brown hues. Not quite clear, just a tad murky. The head is gorgeous and resembles an IPA with it's meringue look. Thick sloppy lace.

A citrus bomb in the nose, with plenty of pale malt for support. Orange peel.

Can't think of how you'd improve the taste. I used to think Sierra Nevada made the best pale ale, but this has it beat. Very malty, yet the citrusy hops dominate.

Very smooth and easy to drink. It's really pushing the envelope of pale ales, if it was just a smidge hoppier and more bitter, I'd say it was an IPA with the burst of scent and flavor of the hops and the relatively high ABV. Medium bodied. It's sweet til midsip then the bitterness takes over and lingers.

Arguably the best pale ale in the world, at least of the American variety of pales. This reminds me a LOT of Zombie Dust and with that so hard to get, even with me living in Indiana, this will be my new go to beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 03:08:26 | More by RickS95
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-24-2013 23:52:24 | More by cwelsh55
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sleuthdog

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-24-2013 14:28:45 | More by sleuthdog
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-24-2013 14:23:21 | More by mythaeus
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sblanton83

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-23-2013 05:00:49 | More by sblanton83
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s_wit

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-23-2013 03:02:52 | More by s_wit
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addiwilliams

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-23-2013 00:23:01 | More by addiwilliams
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Skunkdrool

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-22-2013 20:32:24 | More by Skunkdrool
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-22-2013 16:19:54 | More by ToddThompson
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jawlessbody

Indiana

4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours a not quite hazy, not quite clear honeycomb color with a 1.5 finger slightly tan head.

Smell: Citrusy, mostly oranges and pineapple but just a hint mango. Bits of malty sweetness and piny hops can be detected as well.

Taste: Very balanced. Aggressive, but not harsh hoppiness washed down with a sharp, citrusy malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Dry, but not sharp. Very smooth going down, with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Holy shit, I'm impressed. This might be the best beer I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 01:14:45 | More by jawlessbody
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ScotNH

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-22-2013 00:42:19 | More by ScotNH
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22Blue

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-20-2013 13:19:49 | More by 22Blue
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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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MarshallBirdhouse

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-19-2013 03:40:36 | More by MarshallBirdhouse
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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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SirBentham

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-19-2013 02:32:07 | More by SirBentham
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,797 ratings.