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Alpha King - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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5,277 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,277
Reviews: 1,685
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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Elprico, Apr 03, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours darker than I would have expected. It's coppery. Head is an off-white growth. It retains quite well, keeping most of its height throughout. Consistent lacing rings.

S-Pine and citrus without a doubt. Grassy as well. Also some caramel malt and bread. Assertively hoppy upon each sniff. More IPA than anything else.

T-Chewy pine and grass with a bunch of candied oranges and grapefruits. Some caramel and bread crust. Straightforward but well built.

M-Bitter and dry. Medium bodied. Drinks quite easily. Aftertaste is moderately long lasting.

O-I have always wanted an Alpha King. Finally got the go-ahead on this one. I found it to be an above average IPA/Pale Ale hybrid but not much more than that.

VelvetExtract, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

PseudoBen, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Ciocanelu, Apr 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

leitmotif, Apr 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

IAmHollywood13, Apr 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

huntermop, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Wolberjs, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

MuscleConfusion, Apr 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

seanpsu33, Apr 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

snowbose, Apr 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

RummyRedbeard, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

KCBeerNerd, Mar 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

bigpoppa67, Mar 31, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap at Sergio's World Beers in Louisville, KY

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium golden honey orange in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and significant amounts of copper highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit zest, citrus/orange rind, and herbal hops over a light aroma of slightly sweet grainy malts.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of slightly sweet grainy malts with a touch of caramel malts as well. That is followed by the just shy of moderate flavors of the hops - citrus/grapefruit zest, citrus/orange rind, and herbal. Light amounts of lingering bitterness are observed.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky and hints of dryness in the finish.

O: This is a wonderful beer that I thoroughly enjoyed and really appreciated trying after looking for it during my travels over the last couple of years. Definitely one I wish I had easier access to and that I could enjoy more readily. Highly recommend and definitely in my top 100 of all time.

dbrauneis, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

AndyEdgar, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

fishmich, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Cloaked_Phantom, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Wilmo831, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

warnerry, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

fsumax, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Sam_Gladieux, Mar 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Filabee, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

robgage, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Scalawags, Mar 28, 2014
Alpha King from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,277 ratings.