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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

4,787 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,787
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 827
Gots: 431 | 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:
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: 4,787 | Reviews: 1,664 | Display Reviews Only:
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jacksonweite

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-07-2013 23:34:44 | More by jacksonweite
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M_Galen_Gibbs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-07-2013 23:18:02 | More by M_Galen_Gibbs
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stvanderwoude

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-07-2013 14:33:20 | More by stvanderwoude
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Socalfan21

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-07-2013 13:15:51 | More by Socalfan21
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meltroha

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-07-2013 02:40:47 | More by meltroha
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EvilStar33

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-06-2013 23:10:18 | More by EvilStar33
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pfcorsar

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

08-06-2013 02:19:59 | More by pfcorsar
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JulianB

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-05-2013 02:33:25 | More by JulianB
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-05-2013 01:53:14 | More by Keith_R
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-05-2013 00:51:32 | More by Houser
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JCC78

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-04-2013 19:55:47 | More by JCC78
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DaTimBennett

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12%

08-04-2013 14:56:31 | More by DaTimBennett
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NJB145

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-04-2013 14:51:29 | More by NJB145
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Prager62

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-04-2013 10:00:30 | More by Prager62
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JohnFriction


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-04-2013 01:33:11 | More by JohnFriction
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Weas

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-03-2013 21:43:25 | More by Weas
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Chibeerguy1

Illinois

4.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Most nights i pour from a bottle into a Teku glass

A: Amber reddish hue. Perfect head two fingers right to the brim of the glass, lots of lacing, really brings out the aroma. Love the artwork, metallic, shiny and tons to look at. I think Ive spent more time admiring the art on 3F bottles than on almost any other beer

S: Very nice hop forward aroma, you can tell its well balanced as well

T: Outstanding. A high quality traditional IPA but a little bit more than that.

M: Very smooth taste, perfect amount of bitterness without going overboard. Just the right amount of carbonation.

O: This is probably one of my favorite go to IPA's from my area. I have had this beer many times and I like it more every time I try another IPA from the next up and coming brewery. 3F knows APA's and there is a reason this is almost always in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 20:45:03 | More by Chibeerguy1
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Daffron24

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-03-2013 04:27:29 | More by Daffron24
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

08-03-2013 01:52:04 | More by mwbrady12
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-02-2013 20:43:57 | More by msondel
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3/5  rDev -29.6%

08-02-2013 18:52:13 | More by ohiobeer29
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krome

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

08-02-2013 14:28:22 | More by krome
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Jimbobebop

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-02-2013 01:51:04 | More by Jimbobebop
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very much on the amber side of a pale ale. Deep, transparent amber body with a huge, fluffy slightly off-white head.

S- Piney hops come through on the nose first, along with a big bready malt aroma. Some citrus comes through too.

T- A very balanced taste, with lots of bready malt flavor coming through with the piney hops. Very rich and full-flavored with good balance.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, good drinkability.

O- A nice, balanced APA. At times it is close to a hoppy amber, and borders on being a balanced IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 23:25:39 | More by stephenjmoore
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MattCam

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-01-2013 20:53:44 | More by MattCam
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,787 ratings.