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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

4,901 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,901
Reviews: 1,667
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 838
Gots: 484 | 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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Khazadum

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-14-2012 22:28:30 | More by Khazadum
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matthageman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

05-13-2012 17:32:22 | More by matthageman
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-13-2012 13:01:31 | More by DrunkinYogi
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larbush

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-13-2012 00:19:58 | More by larbush
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nookie0529

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%

05-12-2012 18:31:14 | More by nookie0529
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apocalypsezombie


3.75/5  rDev -12%

05-12-2012 03:20:19 | More by apocalypsezombie
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KimbarkBrewCrew

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.4%

05-11-2012 20:50:56 | More by KimbarkBrewCrew
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danp14

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-11-2012 17:13:03 | More by danp14
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WankelEngine

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a beautiful golden-amber color with a foamy white-tan head. There are moderate curtains of lace.

S: Citrus, grapefruit and pine dominate. There is also a decent dose of toffee malts.

T: Hops all the way with just a touch of sweet malt for balance. Mildly fruity, mostly grapefruit and some citrus, but good bitter grass and pine. Grassy floral notes and some alcohol make up the finish and aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

O: A good pale ale. More bitter and alcohol presence than Zombie Dust or Pride and Joy, but still fairly easy drinking.

05-10-2012 05:33:10 | More by WankelEngine
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MortarPestle

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

Appearance: Dark amber with an off-white head that provided excellent lacing down to the bottom of the glass.
Aroma: A big nose of citrus and florals, the malt fights it way through.
Taste: The flavors of grapefruit and juniper are everywhere, nice malt sweetness to balance the hops, with a big hoppy finish.
Drinkability: Nice balance of flavors and paired nicely with a traditional Hoosier tenderloin.
Notes: Served on tap in a pint glass. Dark atmosphere made it a little difficult to judge appearance.

05-10-2012 01:52:58 | More by MortarPestle
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Hopato

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

05-09-2012 18:21:24 | More by Hopato
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YalovaIA

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-09-2012 03:37:27 | More by YalovaIA
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-09-2012 02:44:19 | More by bumchilly25
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WesM63

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

05-08-2012 23:49:15 | More by WesM63
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OtsegoHive

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-08-2012 16:53:46 | More by OtsegoHive
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Autumngate

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-08-2012 00:51:36 | More by Autumngate
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ChiPool

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

Bottle poured into Founders tulip.

AK pours pretty dark for the style, with 3/4 inch of cream colored head. Smell is quite well balanced, getting both earthy hops & sweet malts as well. Smells great. The taste starts with more of the malty sweetness: plum/raisin/dark fruit. It finishes with a bitter kick that lingers on the palate.

This brew defines the style for me. Incredibly well balanced, and looks stunning in a tulip glass. There are several outstanding APAs that really taste like IPAs, or at least "light" IPAS. AK does not fall into that category, IMO. Incredible balancing act here.

05-07-2012 23:09:13 | More by ChiPool
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thydarkprevails

Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +11%

How have I not reviewed this? This beer helped me discover craft beer and began my love of three floyds. 12 oz bottle into a duvel tulip. Pours a clear copper with a 2 inch off white head that shrinks slowly. Very nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, toffee, grass, and mild citrus. Flavor is bright citric hops. Grapefruit, caramel, mild toffee, and a mild creaminess. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky. Flavor lingers and alcohol is invisible. This is THE go to beer at any respectable pub I go to. Amazing.

05-07-2012 13:20:38 | More by thydarkprevails
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Dano420

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-07-2012 00:44:00 | More by Dano420
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BillMueller

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-06-2012 22:50:36 | More by BillMueller
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Shilt

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-06-2012 16:48:38 | More by Shilt
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-06-2012 16:03:11 | More by smartassboiler
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Fbm427


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-05-2012 04:30:08 | More by Fbm427
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Prospero

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-05-2012 04:00:05 | More by Prospero
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Jkirk790

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-04-2012 14:50:37 | More by Jkirk790
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,901 ratings.