Alpha King - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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5,371 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,371
Reviews: 1,691
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 882
Gots: 653 | FT: 24
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:
A bold yet balanced American Pale Ale with slight caramel sweetness and aggressive citrus hoppiness. This is our flagship beer.

68 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2000)
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect pint glass

A: amber with a little bit of orange. Head is very slightly off white and two fingers thick. Lacing is very good.

S: nice pine notes with a bit of biscuit sweetness. Floral hops present as well.

T: Nice malt backbone with a smooth hoppy finish. The sweetness is caramel and biscuity with some nice bitterness.

M: Very well balanced, a slight bit a creaminess. Good but not great.

D: Very easy to drink and quite refreshing.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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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%

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4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well, this is the top of the echelon for American Pale Ales. Interestingly enough, this could be classified as a IPA and no one would say differant, its 60ibus, which while not a skull crushing IPA is safely in the territory. Its hoppyness is citrus bound and packs a big punch of flavor, retains a somewhat balanced malt side, that puts it in a perfect place overall between the styles, and has a great creamy mouthfeel and neverending drinkability.

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3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a: slightly murky, blond/golden color, with a clear body and a weak head
3.75/5

S: Sweet and fruity, with some sweet hoppy aromas
4.5/5

T: It starts off mild, then hits with a hard hoppy crack. this is odd, and it then quickly goes back to mellow, with minimal hoppy aftertastes
Odd, but intersting
3.75/5

M: offly wattery, but has a ok maltyness
3/5

Overall: I give this one a 3.5/5. It not bad, but it is a weird brew and I felt that it needed more definition.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a beautiful cascading largish head of light tan on an orangy/brown beer. There's a little haze but good active carbonation and ok lacing.

S: Hoppy, duh. A mild grapefruit scent. Not too strong, but good.

T: Pale Malts and hops mostly. A little heavy on the grapefruit up front. But over all a good pale.

M: Flat, unfortunately.

D: Good, better if it was more carbonated.

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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33 cl bottel poured into my tulipglass

A: Poured into a fluted glass, pours a bright amber color, crystal clear, with a clumpy 2 finger head. Good retenion and lace. A bit darker than you would expect from a pale.

S: Citrus, a little bready/caramel malt.

Taste- Loads of fresh citrus hops right up front, grapefruit, pineapple, some lemon and orange notes. A little pine is in there too. Smooth and malty toward the finish, well balanced, finishes slightly bitter with a lingering fruity finish.

M: smooth and creamy, very good. Medium body and carbonation.

A bit on the hoppy side overall for an APA, but I absolutely love this beer.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Poured a surprising amber color (wait! doesn't the bottle say pale?) with no head, and leaving no lacing. The color is rather nice though.

The aroma is slightly grassy, slightly citrusy, but not overbearing. The taste is a very satisfying mixture of bucolic malt flavors, very traditional British tasting. Combined with the nice firmness of the hop flavor, it makes for a great beer. Its a tad high in ABV for a pale, but you don't sense this when drinking. And its very drinkable.

Alpha King from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,371 ratings.