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Alpha King - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,508 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,508
Reviews: 1,710
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 897
Gots: 760 | FT: 28
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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Fresh 12oz into a pint

A - Poured golden copper color with a relatively thick 2 finger head that hung around for a few minutes - not a ton of lacing
S - Not a lot really - some hints of malt and a bit of piney hops but a bit uninspiring actually
T - Some malt sweetness but then a thwack of piney hops that overwhelms with a very bitter finish
M - lighter body, easy drinking but with a bit of substance - exactly what I want in a pale ale

O - Overall underwhelmed a little - very nice, but I am glad I didn't seek this out - it was just in the fridge at my local whole foods. Given the $2 or $3 premium compared to similar pale ales I don't think this is worth it, but if I ever saw it on tap I would have again

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

L: The beer itself is a dark orange amber color. The head is a light off white.
S:I am picking up a combination or apricots and grapefruit. Niehter of which totally stick out.
T:The hops a nice floral on the back. Those are matched up and balanced well with a touch of sweet malt.
M:Like many pale ales, this one is big fat, round and syrupy.
D:This is probably one of the best pale ales I have had.

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,508 ratings.