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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

4,812 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,812
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 829
Gots: 441 | 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:
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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Ratings: 4,812 | Reviews: 1,664 | Display Reviews Only:
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szartman

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-18-2011 20:07:39 | More by szartman
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PthPndr

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-18-2011 18:33:55 | More by PthPndr
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Jakers90

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-18-2011 05:29:58 | More by Jakers90
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marsonbro

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-18-2011 03:09:46 | More by marsonbro
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Leftofthedial

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-17-2011 22:50:28 | More by Leftofthedial
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Skye1024

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-17-2011 22:40:06 | More by Skye1024
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TXLLama

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-17-2011 22:12:52 | More by TXLLama
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Ohmu

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-17-2011 10:50:30 | More by Ohmu
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michaeldrogers

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-17-2011 06:44:31 | More by michaeldrogers
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leprakhan

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-17-2011 05:38:54 | More by leprakhan
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TasteTester

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-17-2011 01:39:39 | More by TasteTester
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-16-2011 16:07:22 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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Treebs

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on draft at the Yardhouse in Glenview. Served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear amber color with some lighter straw notes around the edges. A one finger bubbly white head forms on the pour and subsides to thin film. Leaves some sticky lace behind.

S: Slighty malty with nice high hop presence. The main note is grapefruit and with a subtle floral component mixed in.

T: The taste follows the nose, but with the hops more amplified. The oaty malt provides a nice backbone for the citrus hop flavors with a slight flowery sweetness.

M: Light to medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel to it. Nice bubbly carbonation though and the finish is slightly bitter.

O:This is definitely more hopped up than I remember from years past. It drinks more like an IPA than a pale ale, but is still a delicious and hoppy brew.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2011 15:45:11 | More by Treebs
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BuckettOfBeer

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-16-2011 04:06:37 | More by BuckettOfBeer
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in trade from phisigben, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a deep clear copper color with a big fluffy white head that slowly dissipates to a wisp of foam on top. Smells of citrus, lots and lots of grapefruit fresh from the produce isle. a bit of toffee, bread and a hint of caramel malt are buried deep underneath. Taste is citrus and resinous with bits of bread and malt barely breaking onto the scene. Long lingering hop bite in the finish is there but never harsh. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation with a smooth resinous mouthfeel. This is a very nice beer, but to call this a pale ale is a bit of a stretch. I would drink these a lot more often if they were more available in my area.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 00:48:34 | More by johnnnniee
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dnh2

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-15-2011 16:07:00 | More by dnh2
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bolgiano

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-15-2011 03:09:46 | More by bolgiano
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CummingsK21

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-15-2011 01:22:22 | More by CummingsK21
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Heatwave33

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a Cigar City Snifter.

Color: Amber with an off white head.

Smell: Citrus (peach, orange, pineapple) and hops.

Taste: Citrus (peach, grapefruit, orange) and hops.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation, slightly coarse and a medium dry finish.

Overall: A great pale ale. Loved all the citrus and hops in it. All around solid brew. Definitely looking forward to drinking another. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 23:31:26 | More by Heatwave33
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-14-2011 20:49:39 | More by IrishColonial
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photomike

California

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-14-2011 18:48:50 | More by photomike
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-14-2011 05:09:18 | More by PhineasGage
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-13-2011 22:51:44 | More by spycow
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.6%

12-13-2011 07:28:35 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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johnhenryconway


3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

12-13-2011 06:17:10 | More by johnhenryconway
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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