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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

4,949 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,949
Reviews: 1,669
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 843
Gots: 502 | 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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jplopez21

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-16-2012 01:25:09 | More by jplopez21
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +8.7%

I received this bottle of nectar from the gods from a friend that trekked many miles to retrieve for myself and others since the brewery is not shipping their delicious brews nationally.
I had this beer in a bottle at 38*F and poured into a glass beer mug. It had an amazing smell of pine followed by perhaps pineapple (the true maltyness of the beer was hidden). As far as mouthful I'm gonna say slippery and then tingly as if they is a little acid on the back end.
The taste of this brew is great. Bitter that comes on slowly with a nice cool peak that changes over time, like a cool Carolina tide rolling in on a warm afternoon.
I would highly recommended this beer to anyone in the area or anyone that can beg, barter, or steal from someone that has this beer.

One Love

11-15-2012 02:54:01 | More by brewdude1982
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%

Thanks to IrishHockey for this awesomeness! Poured into a 3floyds tumbler (also thanks to IrishHockey). No freshness date.

A- Pours a copperish amber color with a 3/4 inch beige head that retains very well before resolving to a thick, solid sheet of surface foam. Jagged spikes of lacing.

S- Light, biscuity malt with some mildly citrusy hop character. A quick dash of caramel plus some trace astringency from the hops/alcohol.

T- Lightly toasted malt flavor with a nice dose of hops to back it up. Clean and slightly fruity with a small amount of lingering bitterness. There's a bitter/sweet balance that tips slightly toward the bitter end of the spectrum. Very drinkable.

M- Solid body with a touch of creaminess and subtle prickle from the hops. Medium carbonation.

O- Obviously not as impressive of a hop profile as Zombie Dust but it's still very satisfying. Definitely wins points for balance and overall smoothness.

11-15-2012 01:30:50 | More by Immortale25
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esullivan880


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-14-2012 07:14:37 | More by esullivan880
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Theniz

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-13-2012 02:15:11 | More by kanno
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-12-2012 20:30:51 | More by Lare453
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-12-2012 03:47:02 | More by funkyaudio
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nollie77

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-12-2012 02:41:11 | More by nollie77
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -12%

11-11-2012 22:55:43 | More by craft_shannie
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Melonie

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-11-2012 19:51:05 | More by Melonie
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-11-2012 09:00:47 | More by SourAddict
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gshoes3

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

11-10-2012 00:08:17 | More by gshoes3
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duobob

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-08-2012 03:14:34 | More by duobob
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Mikedux30


4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-08-2012 02:49:01 | More by Mikedux30
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BrettD

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-08-2012 01:44:06 | More by BrettD
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Litrecola

Manitoba (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-07-2012 21:20:35 | More by Litrecola
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Mojo333

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-07-2012 17:59:38 | More by Mojo333
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MacsBeerMaster

Missouri

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-07-2012 06:17:38 | More by MacsBeerMaster
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dave122382

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-07-2012 02:29:40 | More by dave122382
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zonker17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-06-2012 04:27:42 | More by zonker17
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WrathsU

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%

A - Ruddy brown or caramel colored body is brilliantly clear. Slightly khaki and cream head is long lived and lacing is good.

S - Big cascade hop smell to me, which is to say grainy and slight citrus. Decent malt backbone to it, there are no huge citrus/tropical fruit smells to it at all. Perhaps a slight orange characteristic in there somewhere.

T - Huge cascade notes with the signature grapefruit taste. Very similar to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale which isn't a bad thing at all. This one tastes a bit sweeter with some more orange characteristic to it and the malt bill is more present. A really nice bitterness level throughout and a pretty dry finish considering how relatively sweet it is.

M - Medium bodied with a good level of carbonation and no alcohol burn.

O - A really good pale ale. If this was around my area of living it would be a staple alongside SNPA. Overall it's nothing PHENOMENAL or revolutionary, but it's a damn good drinking beer.

11-05-2012 23:56:53 | More by WrathsU
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Grfilwett

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-05-2012 20:25:14 | More by Grfilwett
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-04-2012 16:05:34 | More by MacStinson
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DeadGuyRyan

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-04-2012 02:47:56 | More by DeadGuyRyan
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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