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Alpha King - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,283 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,283
Reviews: 1,686
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 870
Gots: 609 | 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:
A bold yet balanced American Pale Ale with slight caramel sweetness and aggressive citrus hoppiness. This is our flagship beer.

68 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2000)
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

whodeyvols, Dec 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

PatrickGossett, Dec 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

451beer, Dec 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

mcaulifww, Dec 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Pecan, Dec 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Jonbw, Dec 19, 2012
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4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into a Lagunitas jelly jar style glass

A- Slight hazy copper/amber color with nice creamy 2 finger head. Excellent retention and lacing throughout.

S- Beautiful citrus and floral right up front with the perfect balance of malt to complement.

T- WOW! HUUGE hop flavor. Tasting everything I was smelling. Citrus notes lending a slight sweetness and the perfect amount of bitterness. Also a robust somewhat earthiness flavor as well. A nice malt finish to round it all out. Very slight at the end.

M- Med. carbonation. Hops nicely coat the tongue without feeling oily and heavy. Very smooth and refreshing.

O- I've waited YEARS to try this beer. It met AND exceeded my expectations. Hands down one of the finest beers I've had. I loved everything about it including the awesome artwork on the bottles and 6pk carrier! This would easily be my go to APA if I was in the region I purchased these in.

AlphaRanger, Dec 19, 2012
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4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not sure why I haven't reviewed this yet.

A- Pours a beautiful translucent amber color, two finger billowy head, awesome retention, nice lacing throughout, this beer is straight up beautiful.

S- Juicy orange and grapefruit, pineapple, earthy pine, a little malt sweetness.

T- Grapefruit upfront, more pineapple, caramel sweetness, biscuity malt provides great balance. Every sip flip flops these flavors around, great complexity.

M- Smooth, nice carbonation, excellent. Perfect for the style.

O- Perfect balance, great mouthfeel. Hard to find any faults with this beer. I suggest everyone try it.

whendeathsleeps, Dec 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Pat316, Dec 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

TheBronze, Dec 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

RJames, Dec 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Renae, Dec 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

12owls, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

jgluck, Dec 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Honus1, Dec 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

huysmans, Dec 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

BRD14, Dec 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

terrafirma, Dec 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

PHKrames, Dec 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Powderhornphil, Dec 15, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very smooth hoppy but less hoppy then zombie dust tatse way better then pride and joy a mild pale ale but not to mild. malty and bitter describes this pale ale also a light hint of citrus hops but overall a good beer i would have this once in a while but gumball and zombie are still there best beers on the market

chicagoanbeerone, Dec 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

equincel, Dec 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

Pwillie, Dec 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Drucifer, Dec 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

cliff1066, Dec 13, 2012
Alpha King from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,283 ratings.