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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

5,124 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,124
Reviews: 1,675
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 867
Gots: 561 | FT: 27
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: 5,124 | Reviews: 1,675 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dnjmed
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

dnjmed, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

eawolff99, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of HeGawn
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

HeGawn, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured a clear dark amber with an inch of off-white head. smells of hops, grapes, caramel, and grapefruit citrusness. bitter taste up front with a bit of spicyness to it. floral sweetness fills up my cheeks. a bit earthy and grassy. medium bodied and perectly carbonated. this is an awesome beer. bitter as hell just the way i like it. a nice summer thirst quencher with a great amount of sticky lacing that leaves your moustache asking to be dunked in the glass again!

facundoCNB, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of carrtank
4/5  rDev -6.1%

carrtank, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of AlphaKing414
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

AlphaKing414, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of ChrisM361
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

ChrisM361, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of ChiBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

ChiBeerGuy, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of ryanpj
3.75/5  rDev -12%

ryanpj, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Davit, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Stevie_Janowski, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of hansgruber
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

hansgruber, Mar 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

CounterVulture, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of krembl
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.

krembl, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of MSandahl23
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

MSandahl23, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of StevieDavie
4/5  rDev -6.1%

StevieDavie, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of davey101
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!

davey101, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of gamecock74
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

gamecock74, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of Snowrs
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Snowrs, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of SPriestle
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

SPriestle, Mar 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

rapayn01, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of 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.

calicaliente, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of TheBierBoutique
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

TheBierBoutique, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Talz420
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Talz420, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of jrbray
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jrbray, Mar 23, 2012
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,124 ratings.