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Alpha King - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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5,551 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,551
Reviews: 1,718
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 901
Gots: 795 | 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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4.76/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received as part of the Double Trouble BIF.

This beer is a slightly murky orange with a thin head and not much lacing. But the smell is hop heaven. Sweet hop aroma fills the air. Cirtus hints are present as well. This beer is what I think a hopped up beer should be. Sweet, bitter but not harsh. Just nice and smooth to make a very drinkable brew. Mouthfeel is silky smooth. The drinkability is high. In fact, the beer is gone before the this reveiw is even finished. I could certainly go for more of this beer. Off to add it to my wants.

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4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a bit darker than expected.Deep brassy with an expected haze
the smell was off the charts...deep underlying maltiness back by a wollap of hops.
caramel malts....seeming ly carmalized to perfection.
taste was very big. Would have bet this one was a lot larger than the 6% abv indicates.
thick, lmost chewy malts..overhopped for just the right balance.
Mouthfeel superb.
Wow....nuff said

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Krl2112 for the bottle

Appearance: Frothy 1 finger head lingers for a bit. Dark amber beauty rules the day.

Smell: Roasted malts and some hops are prevalent.

Taste: Nice bready taste upfront rolls off into some nice tart hops, with a smooth finish. There may be some bitterness, but it blends really well into a smooth, pleasant finish that cuts off nice and dry.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation that attacks and coats the tongue in an exceptional way.

Overall: Better than your typical pale ale, it just has that extra magic in the hops. Sessionable and tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired in a trade from bulldogp04, thanks a ton!

A- The golden copper color beer left a pillowie head that dissipated quickly and left a slight bit of lacing around the edges.

S- The smell is fruity, with a strong note of pineapple. The hop smell is a good benefactor in the smell of the beer. Reminds me of HOTD Fred.

T- The taste is a mixture of hop character and a bread malt character. The pineapple smell is a light subtle taste. I like this brew and am enjoying it quite throughly.

M- The hops do tend to dry out the tongue just a tad. Light carbonation, which I think is a plus.

D- Very much so, would be a great thing to have on a hot summer day by the lake, like I'm doing now.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a shaker.

A: Amber body with an off-white head that sticks around for a while.

S: Big hops and big malts; move aroma than the ABV suggests.

T: Lots of flavor here! A real hop bomb for a PA and it has a nice caramel malt backbone that lingers in the aftertaste.

D: The ABV is totally covered...by the overabundance of hops. If you like hops then it has great drinkability, if you don't like hops, go get another beer.

Overall: Definitely closer to an IPA than a pale ale, but the malty sweetness does pull it a little closer to style. Its a big tasty brew nonetheless and a great choice for a flagship beer.

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3.62/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this as a trade extra.

Poured into my new Belgium tulip. The beer is pretty dark almost brown. with a decent size head. the head is thick creamy and hugs the glass.

The nose is hops first with a solid malt back. The hops are pungent earthy and piny. I don't get citrus.

The taste matches the nose. Hops first earthy and pungent. After the initial hop flavor the carbonation comes in and pale and lightly roasted malts mix in. As the carbonation subsides the hops present themselves again as a earthy bitterness.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Nice golden ruby color, minimal head, vanilla lacing with low legs. Semi-transparent, this beer has a very nice ruby red to dark golden honey hue to it.

S- Whatever hops they used in this one, they did a great job of getting the aroma out of it. Low to medium malt, but it is in the background. Some pine

T- The hops have taken more of a back seat in the taste, which I approve of. The mild backbone steps up. Kinda watery, but that is minimal and waay in the back. Taste is the highlight for me.

M- Subtle creaminess, the carb works well with this one. I am kinda new to the midwest pale game, but they must have been working on this one for awhile. Very well balanced.

O- Another great pale from FFF. Cheers Kristine and Brian!

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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