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Alpha King - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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5,275 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,275
Reviews: 1,684
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 868
Gots: 604 | FT: 23
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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4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass, the Alpha King pours a hazy amber/orange color, with around a half inch or so off-white head. The main aroma I get from this is citrusy hops (grapefruit), with a little spicyness too. It tastes hoppy with citrus being the main flavor, and with a bit of caramel sweetness in there too. There's a bitter finish/aftertaste, but it wasn't as strong as I expected (not that I'm complaining). The mouthfeel is kinda slick, with medium body. It's a pretty drinkable beer. Overall it's pretty good, you can't go wrong with this!

bluejacket74, Jul 30, 2006
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4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

ALPHA KING! great beer!

app- Hazy dark amber with a nice light cream color head that sticks muy bien.

smell- Amazing! a floral citrus smell hits you hard with a smell of some sweetness to it that seems to be hiding in this hoppy beer.

taste- citrus hop gives it to you first then it is followed by a caramel sweetness and then you get the strongly sought after hop after taste. I love it!

Mouthfeel- a good amount of carbonation to it between medium to heavy in its feel , about average in my opionion

Drinkability-Isn't the best but with conditioning you can become very use to it and then it becomes very appealing.

Just Brilliant.

bgreg3, Jun 28, 2009
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4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy orange yellow color with a good amount of carbonation rising up through the beer. Also a very interesting microscopic sediment cloud suspended perfectly in the center of the beer. Head is offwhite small bubbles, settles at a nice film. Lacing coats everywhere the beer touches.

S - Mostly a bitter orange hop aroma with an interesting spice background, coriander and cayenne pepper.

T - Good hop-malt balance here, a sweet spicy background with both of the spices mentioned above.

M - Consistency is thin and oily that allows for lots of taste to linger long after you swallow.

D - Very fine APA, with interesting herbal/spicy notes in the taste. Not the best I've had but it is very good.

umustdrink, Feb 21, 2007
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4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a surprising golden amber color. Little to no head, but I pour slowly and tilted to minimize head.

Smells like an IPA. Hops, slight floral notes...

Tastes hoppy but a bit bland upon first sip. Not much more than hops going on. Not much malt to compliment the hops yet.

After letting it warm up for 10 minutes after the first sip, Im now getting some maltiness. I guess it was a bit too cold and that masked the taste a bit. This is a good APA. Sweetness is now backing up the bitter hops. The taste is something I can only describe as "delicate". Strong hops, but balanced nicely, making it a nice and friendly drinking beer. Smooth as hell. After a few more minutes, I taste a twinge of grassiness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is light but not whimpy. Ive been drinking alot of IPAs and DIPAs lately, so maybe Im just used to heavier beers recently. Its a good mouthfeel, just not very big.

Definately recommended, but not sure if its worthy of its rating at the best APA.

wingnutter, Dec 31, 2005
Alpha King from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,275 ratings.