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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

5,123 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,123
Reviews: 1,675
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 867
Gots: 560 | FT: 27
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

beast464, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Matt_Rodgers, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

delaced21, Mar 03, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I haven't been disappointed by a three floyds brew yet. Great flagship brew. I love the citrus hops that FFFs uses. The hops are similar to that of zombie dust and gumballhead, but this one has more notes of pine. This one doesn't have quite as crisp of a finish as those two. Still an awesome beer and will drink it anywhere it's available.

Cory_Brown, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

taospowder, Mar 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Bartos, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

mkel0365, Mar 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Knoxrb12, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

BuckeyeSlim, Mar 01, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This brew was given to me by my bud Ben straight from Chicago. Thanks, Ben.

Bottled 1-23-14 enjoyed 2-28-14

A- Amber and hazy. A heavy pour produces a creamy off white one finger head. After a short time it forms a nice cap that leaves moderate to minimal lacing on my glass.

S- Definitely a citrusy hop aroma. An earthy feel behind the hops. Bold, smells delicious.

T- oh, yeah. Tangy , bitter and citrus hops first. Orange, grapefruit, lemon, pine. Almost immediately followed with a sweet earthy malt bill that instantly balances out the bitterness. The end features a sweet peppery aftertaste.

M- Although this brewski is medium bodied it is fairly easy to drink. A slight buttery feel in the end but overall a good feel.

O- This is my second beer form Three Floyds and Again I am extremely impressed. Zombie Dust was the first and this one isn't far behind. Alpha king in a very good example of a pale ale and one I highly recommend. Unfortunately I only have the one.

Emnmarko, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

ESkirv, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

insidetheoutside, Feb 27, 2014
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,123 ratings.