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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

5,013 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,013
Reviews: 1,671
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 841
Gots: 519 | FT: 25
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  rDev -6.1%

Woodman70, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

intoflatlines, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

dgahimer, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

ControlledBurn, Aug 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

DocAJ, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

fluidmotion, Mar 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

LambicKing, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

adamk1978, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

SourAddict, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Poured from their 12oz bottle into my 12oz beer glass...

Appearance - Poured nearly 2 fingers of lite orange head, small tite bubbles. Color is a gorgeous copper amber. Great lacing in my glass.

Smell - Mmmmm, semi-sweet grapefruit and a touch of pine.

Taste - Taste is ripe yellow grapefruit, which transitions nicely to grapefruit rind and pine. There is some slight sweetness, about as much as you'd have eating a yellow grapefruit wedge, and maybe just the slightest touch of under-ripe pineapple. No carmel, honey, or hard candy here. Light pine flavors assert themselves long into the finish, along with dry grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel - A very smooth ale, medium barb adds nice crispness, dries a bit in the finish.

Overall - This is a very well balanced ipa, and a hop lovers dream. I personally prefer a little more complexity and a little more sweetness, but this still does not disappoint.

blackcompg, Nov 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

KevChiTown, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Serving type- 12 ounce bottle poured into my new Surly Pint glass. No born on or freshness date on bottle.

A- Pours a dark amber color white a light tan head and small head that disipates about half way down. No carbonation activity present in the beer.

S- Smells of citrusy hops and a biscuit malt undertone.

T- Nice hoppy flavor for a pale ale. Smooth, not bitter for the amount of hops present. Finishes mellow as the malt takes over. Good combination of hops and malt so that you aren't drinking a hop bomb of a beer.

Got this in the Educators BIF and I think that this is a solid pale ale. Most others I have tried have been a little hop weak in my opinion but this beer does not fall into that category. I think that it almost boderlines on an IPA, with its hop presence but it obviously falls short. A very solid pale ale that I wouldn't mind having around here.

cbros, Mar 06, 2009
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

fiver29, Mar 20, 2013
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,013 ratings.