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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

4,768 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,768
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 825
Gots: 427 | 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: 4,768 | Reviews: 1,664 | Display Reviews Only:
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AlphaKing414

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-02-2012 04:16:47 | More by AlphaKing414
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ChrisM361

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-01-2012 18:29:43 | More by ChrisM361
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ChiBeerGuy


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-01-2012 01:54:23 | More by ChiBeerGuy
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12%

03-31-2012 22:10:39 | More by ryanpj
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Davit

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-31-2012 19:54:55 | More by Davit
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-30-2012 22:46:54 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-29-2012 03:15:43 | More by hansgruber
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CounterVulture

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-29-2012 00:42:43 | More by CounterVulture
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krembl

California

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice copper with two fingers of off-white head that seem to last forever. The smell is mostly sweet, caramel malts, with just a bit of floral hop aroma.
The flavor is of sweet malt at the front of the palate, very smoothly fading into a floral, medicinal bitterness that lingers in the back of the mouth.
The mouthfeel is fairly light, with a medium carbonation that suits the style well. This is a very nice pale ale. I've always been happy when people send it as an extra.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 00:10:07 | More by krembl
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-28-2012 23:27:07 | More by MSandahl23
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StevieDavie

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-28-2012 21:42:16 | More by StevieDavie
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davey101

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a three floyds pint glass. Big thanks to muskabeatz for BIF'ing this!

A - Dark amber body with a three finger off-white head. Moderate lacing and retention.

S - Nice balance between citrus and piney hops. Caramel and toffee malts. Very earthy and fresh with a bit of dankness. Really floral and hop heavy for a pale ale.

T - Grapefruit and pine with an earthy and dank finish. Lightly bitter and clean. Pretty complex and unique for a pale ale. Really delicious and highly drinkable. Mouth feel is medium with nice carbonation and a creamy texture.

O - This is fantastic. Very well balanced between the citrus and piney hops and the toasted caramel malts. The grassy earthiness and a dash of danky hops really sets this apart from other pale ales. Really enjoyed this one!

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 20:07:34 | More by davey101
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gamecock74

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-27-2012 19:05:54 | More by gamecock74
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Snowrs

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-25-2012 23:23:15 | More by Snowrs
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SPriestle

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-25-2012 18:14:26 | More by SPriestle
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rapayn01

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-24-2012 21:25:57 | More by rapayn01
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calicaliente


4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color into my glass with a nice white head that lasts a long time and forms very nice lacing on the glass.The aroma is malty sweetness along with a good amount of citrus, pine and grapefruit tang. Hoppiness is present throughout the taste but a bit too sweet for my taste. Overall very nice.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 20:16:42 | More by calicaliente
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TheBierBoutique

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

03-24-2012 01:53:19 | More by TheBierBoutique
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Talz420


4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-23-2012 20:13:43 | More by Talz420
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jrbray


4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-23-2012 03:29:35 | More by jrbray
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shoelesstom

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a terrific beer that breaths nicely. It is a close as it gets to being a perfect beer for a pre-pasta meal. While I believe Three Floyds really can't do wrong, this one is head an shoulders above even dark lord 2011. It is my favorite way to start a perfect weekend.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 02:21:14 | More by shoelesstom
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augie

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-22-2012 20:23:25 | More by augie
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elevatedgreens

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-22-2012 01:48:18 | More by elevatedgreens
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blindpiglet


4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark, opaque honey color. A short head, but it sticks to the glass all the way down to the bottom. Citrus aroma is equal in strenth to the hops. Perfect carbonation, almost creamy on the palate with tiny bubbles just a swirl away from a fresh head. A late, but short lived finish with a light aftertaste. Good hops balance, not overwhelming, but clear and intentional.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 15:09:20 | More by blindpiglet
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bastu

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-20-2012 03:28:15 | More by bastu
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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