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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

5,116 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,116
Reviews: 1,675
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 866
Gots: 557 | FT: 26
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: 5,116 | Reviews: 1,675 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

irish01980, Nov 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Brabander, Nov 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

dalepryor, Nov 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

hoptician, Nov 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

MattPfeifer, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

311Reeves, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

ChicagoNick, Nov 01, 2013
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4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very balanced, aroma-hop-forward, well crafted American Pale Ale. The nose on this thing is fresh and citrusy, some pine, some sweetness. Taste is not aggressive but very assertive, no harsh bitterness at all. Lemon comes through strong and is followed by a subdued soft bitterness. Modest sweet cereal body ties it all together. Light alcohol flavor, but hidden enough that it could sneak up on you. More drinkable than its 6.6 ABV would suggest. Overall this is an incredible Pale Ale, and it most definitely lives up to the hype it gets. Well done. 89/100

MetricOcean, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

nharres, Oct 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

mecmd, Oct 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

sorvats, Oct 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

deebo, Oct 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

e30todamax, Oct 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

AnalogErik, Oct 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

meatyard, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

BSuter, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

petermethot, Oct 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Msudukie, Oct 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

michaelg137, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours a dark amber color with a nice white head with superb lacing. The smell is mildly hoppy...of the piney variety. not quite an IPA but too much to be a pale, too. The taste is definitely more like a pale than an IPA though (its like a toned down zombie dust honestly) defintely taste the cascade hops here but its not too much and i still would consider this a pale. for the style its superb. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. very creamy feel.

Overall for a pale ale this is one of the best in the world.

Axnjxn, Oct 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

CATVDK, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

bacher468, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

doce3135, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

MrDave, Oct 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

ivorycannon, Oct 25, 2013
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,116 ratings.