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Alpha King - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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5,366 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,366
Reviews: 1,691
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 880
Gots: 648 | 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:
A bold yet balanced American Pale Ale with slight caramel sweetness and aggressive citrus hoppiness. This is our flagship beer.

68 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2000)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A nice pour, has a reddish tint to it and it appears a little cloudy. Not much of a head (poured into a pint glass) which reduced to a very thin lacing.

Smell: Hops. Lots of hops. A little citrus is in there as well.

Taste: Just as hoppy as it smells - very nice! I tend to find the citrus in the back as well. A nice balance with the bitterness that lingers in the mouth.

Mouthfeel: Kind of pungent, leaves the mouth a little dry once swallowed.

Drinkability: This is definitely an enjoyable beer. It packs a bit of a punch (for me anyway) and the bitterness is nice -- something that could be sipped on for a long night.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- bottle poured into a snifter, full fingers worth of head, warm chesnut coloring, nice lacing.

s- ample citric hops in the nose, smooth malt backing it up, a bit more hop forward here for an apa though.

t- hops hit big, earthy, citric, and bitter, caramel malt opens the way. this tastes like many a mediocre ipa that i've had - compliment.

m- medium.

d- this is a really nice apa, nice and hop forward like i like them. i'd drink this again for sure, not sure if it's something i'd trade for again but would be more than happy to knock back a few more.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear, deep copper color with a medium yellow head.

Smells like citrus, mainly grapefruit. Followed by a sharp pine hops.

The front taste is quite mellow compared to what I was expecting from the smells and style. A thick bready front dominates the rest of the flavors. In the middle, it really blows up nicely with citrus and grapefruit zest. It ends with a big transition to the pine tartness in the aftertaste that lingers into an enjoyable bitterness.

Carbonation is perfect. It has a silky feel, almost creamy without being foamy, and quite light.

Drinkability is high with the thinness of the beer. Also, if one attacks this as an IPA, it's a little bit more mellow than some others. An interesting beer.

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Alpha King from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,366 ratings.