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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

4,796 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,796
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 827
Gots: 431 | 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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iwillechu

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-19-2014 23:16:17 | More by iwillechu
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leantom

Indiana

4.83/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just got to Indiana (Bloomington) to visit the law school. Was anxious to try Three Floyds since I had heard so much about them. Holy Moly, this beer is damn good. This beer alone makes the trip from Virginia worth it. Here goes:

A: Lovely. Beer pours a dark, cloudy brown that's rather opaque (a lot darker than most pale ales, in fact). However, the head was massive; incredibly fluffy. Drinking the beer left a ton of lacing on the side as well. You can tell that this is a very well-made beer.

S: Beautiful. Unlike most APA's, you can smell both the hops AND malt. They're very well-balanced against each other, with American hops giving way to a rich caramel malt backbone. Both sweet and bitter at the same time. Simply superb balance!

T: Taste follows the nose, which is great. Initial taste is one of sweet caramel and amber malt. The beer would have merely been good had they left it at that, but what happens afterwards makes the beer excellent. The malt gives way to a strong hop backbone consisting of grapefruit, pine and lemon peel. Truly magnificent.

Also of note, while the hop backbone is strong, it doesn't leave a lingering hop aftertaste. It's almost as if this beer has come down from heaven.

M: Again, excellent. Lots of carbonation and very full-bodied for an APA. Glides down the throat smoothly, though, even with the carbonation apparent.

O: Exquisite. Par excellence. Three Floyds, you are king!

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 21:30:01 | More by leantom
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CellarDoorTim

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-19-2014 19:29:17 | More by CellarDoorTim
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-18-2014 22:28:02 | More by JamesStreet
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Eman17

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-18-2014 21:53:15 | More by Eman17
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TheRedOx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-18-2014 20:43:26 | More by TheRedOx
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zacky_U

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-18-2014 11:52:18 | More by zacky_U
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paul_db

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-18-2014 03:36:22 | More by paul_db
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-18-2014 03:35:45 | More by curlybird
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hambone

California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-18-2014 03:09:46 | More by hambone
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mhelfers

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-18-2014 01:00:29 | More by mhelfers
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TheKmac

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-17-2014 19:36:46 | More by TheKmac
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SCanthony

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-17-2014 19:35:41 | More by SCanthony
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texaswhiplash

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-17-2014 19:03:12 | More by texaswhiplash
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TooGood

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-17-2014 18:03:27 | More by TooGood
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AnthonyD12

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-17-2014 15:07:29 | More by AnthonyD12
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DanielShuler

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

07-17-2014 14:23:43 | More by DanielShuler
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Theredflame2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-17-2014 01:54:43 | More by Theredflame2
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-17-2014 00:46:07 | More by PaulsBrew
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jrdaniel859

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

07-16-2014 22:20:12 | More by jrdaniel859
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astahler

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-16-2014 19:53:52 | More by astahler
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Willcook

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

07-16-2014 18:41:50 | More by Willcook
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Ssippisam

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-16-2014 15:36:58 | More by Ssippisam
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cjgator3

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-16-2014 05:57:24 | More by cjgator3
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macesq

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-16-2014 05:16:59 | More by macesq
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,796 ratings.