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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

4,894 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,894
Reviews: 1,667
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 838
Gots: 484 | 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:
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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JJH79

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-25-2013 16:31:19 | More by JJH79
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Flashyspoons

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-25-2013 06:58:25 | More by Flashyspoons
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waston

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-24-2013 18:14:43 | More by waston
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dar482

New York

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%

The beer comes in a deep amber color with a large three finger head.

The aroma is extremely hoppy. There's sweet caramel malt along with citrus and floral notes and pine. Very distinct of Cascade hops.

The flavor has lots of bittering of pine and grapefruit on the back. The pine and woody notes stand out more than grapefruit or citrus.

It's a simple and elegant pale ale with loads of hops in the flavor with a good amount of bittering. It's a very well balanced brew with the caramel and biscuit malt. The beer did not blow my socks off, but is quite good.

08-24-2013 18:06:00 | More by dar482
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Piddmeista

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-24-2013 04:10:57 | More by Piddmeista
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CoolEthan

California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

08-24-2013 04:08:57 | More by CoolEthan
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12%

08-24-2013 03:50:44 | More by Resuin
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RobertMarquez

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-24-2013 03:23:16 | More by RobertMarquez
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Farewell_Transmission

Ohio

4.96/5  rDev +16.4%

a. Nice amber color, hints of red. Nic lacing, and a nice small head which dissipates quite quickly.

s. amazing smell of hops.

t. the taste of hops is amazing. When the glass warms a little it even brings out a little more.

m. this is really good.

o. this is a perfect beer. There is really nothing to improve other then to use different styles of hops to give a different pallet. I wish I could get this all the time in ohio, because it would be my go to bee.

08-24-2013 02:51:47 | More by Farewell_Transmission
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%

A - Hazy dark copper with a dense off white head, nice lacing on the upper portion of the glass.

S - Vibrant citrus hop aroma, caramel malts, hints of pine mixed in.

T - Candy citrus, lemon and bright orange flavors, green hops, a solid background of toasted barley and caramel, bitterness starts in the middle with and pairs with the carbonation for a peppery bite. Citrus peel and oils start coming out toward the end along with apricots and general stone fruit flavors. Finishes bitter with some orange oils left on the tongue.

M - Medium/heavy body, lively/stingy carbonation.

I've been waiting a long time to try this beer and it did not disappoint. Fresh bright aroma, zesty citrus hop flavor with a spicy bitterness on the back end. Malt bill was perfect for the amount of hops used. Well crafted and highly enjoyed.

08-24-2013 00:38:35 | More by StaveHooks
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Lipsntoes

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-24-2013 00:36:04 | More by Lipsntoes
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tpaetow

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-23-2013 23:52:41 | More by tpaetow
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bmoney

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-23-2013 23:12:40 | More by bmoney
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woodchip

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-23-2013 23:11:28 | More by woodchip
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hopslam11

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-23-2013 14:13:32 | More by hopslam11
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-22-2013 10:55:13 | More by RedneckBeerz
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dbaker61

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-22-2013 08:15:46 | More by dbaker61
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dbert21

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-22-2013 02:06:12 | More by dbert21
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RollTide7

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-22-2013 01:40:09 | More by RollTide7
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beerhast

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-22-2013 01:26:54 | More by beerhast
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dohm179

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-21-2013 23:50:15 | More by dohm179
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detrockcitey

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-21-2013 23:47:22 | More by detrockcitey
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markcp

Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-21-2013 13:57:48 | More by markcp
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sahd-1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

08-20-2013 19:11:44 | More by sahd-1
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BrandonDZ

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-20-2013 13:52:07 | More by BrandonDZ
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,894 ratings.