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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

4,692 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,692
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 821
Gots: 408 | 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:
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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Lorihall1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-28-2013 23:31:57 | More by Lorihall1
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vobr0002

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-28-2013 22:29:37 | More by vobr0002
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macher0

Kentucky

4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Winos In Bowling Green

A. Dark copper/medium copper color. Excellent lacing. Frothy egg-shell color head that sustains very well. Translucent.

S. Very nice fragrance of citrus, grass, pineapple, and resin. Very balanced. Very pleasant.

T. A very balanced taste that follows the nose. A combination of resin/grass and citrus/tropical fruits. Awesome. A nice peppery tingle on the tongue from the freshness. Moderately bitter.

M. Very smooth. High carbonation. Full bodied.

O. This serves as my standard for a pale ale. There are a few better, but many-many that are worse. Of course it is better fresh, but can hold up over time. I love the complex balance of hops: citrusy and resiny. I would keep this in the fridge 24/7 if always available. I see a 6er here and there a few times a year.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2013 21:17:53 | More by macher0
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Hefewiseman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-28-2013 16:58:28 | More by Hefewiseman
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Amrva2pa

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

06-28-2013 02:04:27 | More by Amrva2pa
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

06-27-2013 22:51:38 | More by WOLFGANG
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jschott75

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-27-2013 18:01:43 | More by jschott75
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nootch23

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

06-27-2013 11:33:32 | More by nootch23
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Altenor

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-26-2013 08:00:26 | More by Altenor
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acknight

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-26-2013 05:47:12 | More by acknight
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-26-2013 04:07:29 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Copper, hazed, off white head is tightly packed with good retention and lacing.

S/T - Hop forward, with mostly pine backed up by some citrus notes. Caramel malt stays in the background. Finishes mostly crisp and clean with moderate lingering bitterness.

M - Medium to light body, delicate medium carbonation, very smooth.

O - I was not disappointed with this one. The lightish body and delicate carbonation makes this one an easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 03:45:18 | More by garuda
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GRBLUE12

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-26-2013 01:51:57 | More by GRBLUE12
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JackieAnton

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-25-2013 05:58:40 | More by JackieAnton
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irv2424

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-25-2013 04:03:40 | More by irv2424
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-25-2013 03:54:14 | More by tom10101
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diabolik

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-24-2013 15:44:47 | More by diabolik
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jtransel

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-23-2013 23:33:24 | More by jtransel
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-23-2013 23:28:44 | More by Blaze5445
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dedbeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-23-2013 21:31:33 | More by dedbeer
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three fingers of off white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A hop forward but balanced pale ale aroma with good citrus, floral. and earthy hints. Floral and earthy hops upfront with hints of grass and some pine. Citrus esters of orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, and lemon zest. Good toasty malt balance with bready hints of biscuit, grains, caramel, and yeast. Aroma leans towards the hoppy side but the malts hold up well. Pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a bright and crisp balanced pale ale taste with notes of citrus, floral and earthy hops, and caramel malt. Good taste of citrus upfront with notes of orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, and mango. Floral, earthy, and herbal hop notes with some grass and pine. Solid malt balance with notes of biscuit, grains, caramel, toast, and yeast. Juicy and hoppy with a good caramel presence. Very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Fairly wet and juicy. Pretty smooth.

Overall: A very good take on the American Pale Ale style. Good mix of citrus and earthy hops with a nice biscuity caramel malt presence.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 06:41:50 | More by MattyG85
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MVP09

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-23-2013 03:43:06 | More by MVP09
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-23-2013 00:23:30 | More by RobinLee
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FrostyWPG

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-22-2013 14:26:34 | More by FrostyWPG
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Lethargy99

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-22-2013 12:49:11 | More by Lethargy99
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,692 ratings.