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Alpha King - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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5,558 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,558
Reviews: 1,719
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 902
Gots: 802 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2000

A bold yet balanced American Pale Ale with slight caramel sweetness and aggressive citrus hoppiness. This is our flagship beer.

68 IBU
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Ratings: 5,558 | Reviews: 1,719
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in Carmel IN.

A: Very deep amber with about a finger off white head with moderate retention.

S: moderate floral hop aroma with citrus notes, particularly grapefruit and strong orange. Very good.

T: virtually like the smell - floral hop bite with lingering citrus notes without being too piney like an IPA. Hits the right notes.

M: creamy mouthfeel but medium bodied and very fresh.

Not innovative but does everything right in one of my favorite styles.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I really don't know why I haven't rated this beer in the past. I have been thoroughly enjoying this beer for over 10 years. This truly is one of my favorite go to IPA's. Not over the top and really no frills, just a great drinking brew. And finally here is my review.

I pour this brew from about 4 inches above the glass to achieve two full fingers of rocky light tan head. Body is a perfect tone of deep mahogany amber.

Nose is very nice with tones of citrus and fresh cut grass. Soft but nicely fragrant.

With first sip you are comforted by how incredibly balanced this beer is. The malt backbone is perfect here in how it works with the very piney, woodsy hops that play all over the palate. Abrasive and wonderfully bitter without being harsh in any way.

Really well drinkable and a great accompaniment to lots of food. Mouthfeel is attractive and enjoyable. This is a classic IPA.

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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