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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

4,801 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,801
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 828
Gots: 438 | 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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barczar

Kentucky

3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy caramel copper color with a dense quarter inch tan head that quickly dissipates.

Aroma is heavily pine and citrus pith, with caramel malt sweetness and floral hop notes.

Bready, toasted malt forms the backbone of the beer, with underlying grapefruit pith and spruce flavors adding intrigue. Mint surfaces at the finish, with grassy and herbal tones. Bitterness is slightly dominant.

Body is moderate, with slightly high carbonation and a somewhat dry, crisp finish.

Overall, a fairly complex pale ale. Balanced to the extremes. But it's a little too bitter for my tastes. Just not my style.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2012 21:56:50 | More by barczar
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bentonquest

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-26-2012 11:57:10 | More by bentonquest
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LarryK

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.4%

09-25-2012 13:29:24 | More by LarryK
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ipafool

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-25-2012 00:38:46 | More by ipafool
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cfrances33

Illinois

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

Not sure how I haven't reviewed this one yet, but here we go. Bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pour: Deep , mostly clear amber orange with two fingers of bread colored head. Super sticky lacing, and head hang around for most of the glass.

Smell: Caramel malts hit first, followed by some breadyness. Very malt forward nose. Some pine and light citrus hangs around in the back, but not much.

Taste: Follows the nose with a heavy caramel, followed by a resinous bitterness. To be honest, the hop profile only lends bitterness rather than flavor. Caramel breadyness hangs around on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Kind of light, but the bitterness and heavy malt backbone make this beer feel bigger than it is. Normally, I would rate lower for this attribute in this style, but the heavy caramel in the taste make the heavier body of this beer a plus.

Overall: Good, but not great. It tickles my fancy every now and then, and I would definitely stress that I enjoy this beer. However, I view it more as an amber ale than a pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 21:13:24 | More by cfrances33
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Stef422

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-24-2012 00:30:53 | More by Stef422
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ErrandWolfe

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-22-2012 14:13:56 | More by ErrandWolfe
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falcon1

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-22-2012 01:29:32 | More by falcon1
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DennyCrane

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-22-2012 00:25:50 | More by DennyCrane
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JPortillo

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-21-2012 23:25:33 | More by JPortillo
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-21-2012 18:53:24 | More by Ncpogs
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adamjthompson00

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

09-21-2012 01:30:17 | More by adamjthompson00
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KJabo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-20-2012 23:50:18 | More by KJabo
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RWNay

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12%

09-20-2012 15:49:38 | More by RWNay
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DrHoptagon

California

5/5  rDev +17.4%

09-20-2012 05:08:57 | More by DrHoptagon
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dcraig13

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-19-2012 14:28:15 | More by dcraig13
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Nelliott1


4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-19-2012 04:25:18 | More by Nelliott1
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IndianaSolo


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-19-2012 04:01:39 | More by IndianaSolo
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Cam1991

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-19-2012 03:48:05 | More by Cam1991
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-19-2012 01:18:55 | More by Hessian257
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tjstevens

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-19-2012 00:07:19 | More by tjstevens
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NathanFink

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-18-2012 15:43:05 | More by NathanFink
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KajII

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Shaker Glass]

The pour was a clear copper brown with an average (1-2 finger) beige fluffy head that had great retention and possessed really good sheets of streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a sweet biscuit malt, spruce and cascade hops and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of citrus (orange), caramel and a pronounced dark fruit (plum) presence.

The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a note of caramel and a strong fruity presence in the beginning, and then became somewhat hoppy with a nice creamy bitter citrus peel ending. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow with a wonderful sweet hoppiness left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a bit beyond light in body with a creamy dry texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this was a very well balanced Pale Ale, with just the right amount of bitterness to go along with the mild fruity sweetness...

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Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 14:18:50 | More by KajII
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jisom123

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-17-2012 23:48:51 | More by jisom123
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BWHD

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-16-2012 21:01:20 | More by BWHD
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,801 ratings.