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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

5,029 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,029
Reviews: 1,671
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 841
Gots: 524 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my all-time favorite beers. It's both big and highly drinkable. I have trouble categorizing it as an APA because of its explosive aroma and flavors, its extreme hoppiness. Ten years ago this was moderately priced beer, but as Three Floyds has grown in renown, the price has gone up and it can be hard to find, even here is Chicago. At old prices, it's was my everyday beer. Now it's a treat. Ah, the old days!

Qbdoo, Oct 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Twal, Oct 02, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours mostly a somewhat cloudy amber with an orange hue. Head is very light tan, near white (less than a finger), Retention is only ok, lacing is decent.

S - Oh my, super citrus grapefruit overload. One of the more grapefruity beers ive smelled in a while, maybe ever. Definitely pineapple and lemon zest aromas as well. Smells absolutely phenomenal.

T - Fairly mild with the hop bitternes, but its existant. Lots of sweet and citrusy flavors. Grapefruit, pineapple, and the lemon zest mixes particularlly well with the mildly bitter hops. Sweet caramel malts are undeniable (although subtle). Aftertaste is a mix of everything really (citrus, sweetness, bitterness). Nothing overpowering, very well balanced.

M - Mouthfeel is ideal, lightish bodied, well carbonated and very pleasant to drink.

O - Overall it did not quite meet the hype (but the hype was very difficult to meet), still a fantastic IPA, doesnt hold a torch to ZD IMO, but not much does. Definitely more citrus focused than ZD.

MacQ32, Oct 02, 2013
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Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,029 ratings.