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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

4,895 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,895
Reviews: 1,667
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 838
Gots: 483 | FT: 22
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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BasementBer

Manitoba (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%

This is an enjoyable pale ale. I had heard alot of references to it and had high hopes, it did not disappoint.

A: Pours a solid cream white head with substantial resin and lacing. Orange to amber in color.

S: Citrus, grapefruit and lemons.

T: The malt comes through more than I expected from this pale ale. It is a malt forward pale with substantial bittering that follows all the way to the end.

M: Pockets start to tingle and the wash is zingy from the carbonation.

O: I stand behind, my favorite IPA is brewed by Surly out of Minnesota, and I think they styled on this beer. Still take the surly first, but this is a close second.

01-18-2012 18:42:42 | More by BasementBer
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-18-2012 04:04:24 | More by jacewg
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-17-2012 23:44:18 | More by tripledbrew
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-17-2012 19:08:15 | More by Kahlerbock
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nmeiborg

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-17-2012 18:36:36 | More by nmeiborg
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-17-2012 01:29:22 | More by hilgart1
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rfraga77

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-15-2012 22:41:08 | More by rfraga77
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boss024

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-15-2012 22:39:20 | More by boss024
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-15-2012 20:44:51 | More by mrebeka
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btesta

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-14-2012 22:57:43 | More by btesta
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M1A2

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

01-14-2012 17:31:30 | More by M1A2
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pixieskid

Germany

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-14-2012 05:01:40 | More by pixieskid
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mjmadsen21

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-13-2012 06:08:49 | More by mjmadsen21
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hippityhophead24

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-13-2012 05:48:54 | More by hippityhophead24
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nucmedmario

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-12-2012 23:35:34 | More by nucmedmario
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HoldenDurden

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

01-12-2012 23:18:42 | More by HoldenDurden
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JoeyG1010

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-11-2012 16:30:24 | More by JoeyG1010
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-11-2012 05:02:01 | More by doucmehu
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cvm4

Mississippi

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

A - Pours on the dark side of amber. Seemed high carbonated... I had to pour and let it settle down then pour again. But it has a beautiful off-white/tan head to it.

S - I smell a little hops, malt and fruit. Not a bad combo and pleasant.

T - delicious hoppiness but not an insane amount. Had a nice malt backbone with stoned fruit taste.

M - Very crisp and not heavy at all. Once it calmed down it had the right amount of carbonation.

O - It would be a staple in my rotation if I could get it more often. A solid american pale ale here.

01-11-2012 01:57:45 | More by cvm4
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

Pretty good looking, brown to amber and clear with a one finger head and sparse lace.

Hoppy smell with plenty of caramel malts and fruitiness.

Taste is really hoppy and very delicious. Great malt background and light fruits, plus plenty of pine and a little citrus.

Mouthfeel is great, easy to drink yet crisp and hoppy with a nice bite.

Great beer, I'd love to drink it all the time if I could!

01-10-2012 23:07:10 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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rmaste6282

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-10-2012 20:01:35 | More by rmaste6282
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jaa1984

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-10-2012 18:00:13 | More by jaa1984
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enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-10-2012 15:54:09 | More by enelson
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Nachojon

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -9.6%

A- A nice amber color with one finger white head. Very nice lacing.

S- A lot of malt stands out in the aroma. Some hops behind.

T- Always a good drinker. Smooth almost rye flavor leading up to the hop hit. Piney and delicious. Nicely balanced.

M- Crisp. Very nice. Doesn't leave any tongue burn but nice for an APA especially one that's so readily available in Chicago.

O- It's legit. It's a go to when the other's aren't there but it's also something that if pressed I would be seeking out.

01-10-2012 06:05:43 | More by Nachojon
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%

On tap from Clevelands own Bier Markt- served in a pint glass. Had a one finger head and great retention and lacing. Poured a dark copper color with its foam being a sort of bone-white. Smell makes it immediately apparent that this is a fiendishly hoppy beer- I smell the citrusy notes that I've come to associate with cascade hops. That taste measures up to the smell- hops from beginning to end and rounded out with a nice medium light body. The mouthfeel is wonderful as well- a little oily from the hops and medium carbonation make it very drinkable. I would get this all the time if it was available to me.

01-10-2012 01:53:59 | More by Hopdaemon39
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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