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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

4,671 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,671
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 821
Gots: 398 | 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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Ratings: 4,671 | Reviews: 1,664 | Display Reviews Only:
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djgustafson

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-15-2014 05:20:30 | More by djgustafson
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davesway10

Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-22-2013 18:24:16 | More by davesway10
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a beer glass...

Great light brown/ dark golden color, decent 2 finger head....a perfect looking summer ale.

Big nose of hops!!! Slightly piney with caramel notes.

Taste is amazing!!!! Hoppy, sweet and a little bitterness, tastes like the smell with a nice caramel aftertaste.

Light carbination but relatively smooth, an easy drinker.

Overall this pale ale is King and is what got me into trying the more complex IIPA's....another great from 3F's! Try this beer!

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 01:44:37 | More by tyleeis
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AlexM

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-22-2012 03:37:29 | More by AlexM
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yeaprolly

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-12-2014 23:44:45 | More by yeaprolly
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Theniz

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-13-2012 10:48:11 | More by Theniz
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instinct2

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-17-2013 02:22:10 | More by instinct2
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fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled sample from trevorwideman via demcorhip. Medium amber in colour with a bit of haze. Slightly below average carbonation for the style. Dominant pine needle aroma, with some background notes of sweet citrus, both sweet and toasted malts, and even a bit of yeastiness. In the mouth, there is more pine, but more reminiscent of the wood itself as opposed to the fragrant needles. The citrus notes become more distinctive and remind me of tangerine, mandarin orange, and grapefruit. The hop flavors are substantial, but their sharpness is blunted by the equally assertive malt presence. The bitterness is about on par with the style, which is somewhat of a disappointment considering the name of the beer. Overall, this is a very well executed beer, but not the mind blowing, mouth-puckering experience I was hoping for. Something a little dryer and a little more bitter with the same amount of complexity would have garnered a higher rating from me.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2006 23:50:00 | More by fisherman34
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inspektor

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-30-2014 21:23:18 | More by inspektor
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Shmeal

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-30-2013 23:21:45 | More by Shmeal
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-24-2013 15:28:44 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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whitenads

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-05-2014 15:35:00 | More by whitenads
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KillaB

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

01-29-2013 04:54:38 | More by KillaB
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-22-2013 16:19:54 | More by ToddThompson
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Hopbully

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-11-2013 05:29:19 | More by Hopbully
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mjohnson17

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-23-2013 15:40:28 | More by mjohnson17
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jlindsey

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-23-2013 01:07:02 | More by jlindsey
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srgj88

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-11-2013 02:54:49 | More by srgj88
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a 12 oz. bottle from Fire Waters in Hackensack, NJ.

Had the chance to try 3F's flagship brew and I'm glad I took the opportunity to. Pours a reddish-orange color with a medium head. Lots of citrus hops in the aroma. The taste follows suit but really brings this beer together. Lots of flavor. Fruity with a nice malty backbone. A really well-rounded beer! Delicious and drinkable, I could sip this all night long. But honestly, a Pale Ale this is not. Give me a break, this is an IPA.

The beer bar I was at sold 12 oz. bottles of this for $4. Compared to the 22 oz. Gumballhead priced at $16, this was a steal! Seek it out and embrace it.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2006 20:09:02 | More by Jacobob10
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tpaetow

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-29-2012 00:31:37 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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TexAggie011

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-26-2011 04:43:32 | More by TexAggie011
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bbrown12

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-27-2013 15:06:08 | More by bbrown12
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had at pizzeria paradiso in geargetown

A) Toasted honey generous light head.

S) Light pine scent with a hint of wildflower.

T) Deliciously hoppy with pine and sweetness.

M) Light and refreshing.

D) I could drink this until the floor came up and smacked me in the face.

This is an exceptional IPA and well deserves its reputation. My only complaint is that it is not readily available.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 17:18:39 | More by razorsdescent
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shredder83

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-21-2013 03:58:26 | More by shredder83
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,671 ratings.