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Alpha King - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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5,350 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,350
Reviews: 1,687
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 873
Gots: 633 | 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: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Copper in color with a thin white head that left lots of lacing.

Smell: Lots of hopps and what seems like grapefruit.

Taste: Heavy on the hopps. Sweet and and citrusy with a nice bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is good and the aftertaste is pleasant.

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

Bottle thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum. I've been waiting to try this one for quite some time now. Pours a semi-cloudy orange-brown with a small white head. Aroma of caramel malt, brown sugar, citrus hops, and grapefruit. Flavor is initially rather tangy with hop oils and citrus and then mellows with a maltier finish. This is pretty tasty. I'd love to have this as a session beer, if only it was distributed in NY. Good stuff.

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

A- Orange/gold color. Pretty thin head that dissipates quickly, but it leaves a nice, sticky lace on the glass.

S- Big pine and citrus hop aromas, but nothing in the malt department. Nice, though.

T- Some sweet malt up front, but hops quickly take over with more pine and citrus. Pine is especially evident, though. Fairly bitter aftertaste, with some lingering biscuity malt flavors.

M- Medium-bodied, goes down smooth. Nothing really notable, but solid.

D- Decent drinkability. I could definitely have more than one in a sitting.

Quite good, quite good. For a regular pale ale, this is ridiculously hoppy. It's hoppier than some IPA's I've tried. I would prefer the hop flavor to be more citrusy than piney, but it was still good. Recommended for hop-lovers.

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Alpha King from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,350 ratings.