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Alpha King - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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5,508 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,508
Reviews: 1,710
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 898
Gots: 761 | FT: 28
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2000

A bold yet balanced American Pale Ale with slight caramel sweetness and aggressive citrus hoppiness. This is our flagship beer.

68 IBU
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

A. Orangish-Amber in color with a single finger of head that recedes to a foam collar in about two minutes, light lacing left behind.

S. Evenly matched power chords of citrus peel, floral scents and caramel malt. A real stripped down to basics and streamlined aroma which works well mostly because of the balance levels being properly adjusted to hit just the right spot between bitter and sweet. If only it were slightly more complex in aroma I would even rate it higher than just a 4.

T. Taste is more about the grapefruit peel (and large amounts of pith as well, it seems) up front with a lengthy denouement of pine sap dryness.

M. Medium body and carbonation levels.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Auburn/Orange....2" inch golden head, nice lacing, poured into a Goose Island snifter.

Smell: Hops, honey, mellow, not serious depth.

Taste: Hops up font, citrus and honey, nice finish with a bit bitter and fresh hops.

Mouth Feel: nice carbonation, good finish on the pallet.

Overall: A very solid pale ale. A pleasure to drink, if it was available I would have it regularly. Find it and drink it.

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4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Billakowski for the great trade.

Appearance: Slight chill haze on a solid amber colored beer. Head is off-white, chunky, and leaves a thin cap in short order. Nice notches of lacing mark the glass.

Smell: Citrus and how. Big notes of orange and grapefruit. Flesh and rind and oil. So very oily. Nice layer of biscuity malts and some caramel sweetness. Floral and sweet all in good measure.

Taste: Nice malt backbone throws some sweetness over a doughy biscuit character. Hops are definitely in your face and hit hard to grapefruit rind with a splash of bright orange flesh. Bitterness is assertive without ever being intense. Citrus and more citrus, but so very clean.

Mouthfeel: Medium body that carries a nice chewy malt character. Carbonation is on point. A touch dry on the back.

Overall: For everyone who can drink this all the time, I'm jealous. Tons of hop flavor and aroma, but enough balance from the malt that it never crosses in to IPA territory. Incredibly well balanced with a nice hop bitterness.

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Thanks to RockerD for the bottle!

A: Pours a clear deep orange-red, 1 finger head with some lacing 4.5

N: Alight hop aroma, 'fresh' and floral 4

T: Follows nose up front, medium bitterness, orange rind, a bit spicy with a bit of caramel malt background 4

M: Medium, not too dry not too sweet. Very drinkable! 4.5

O: Drinkable with a good hop flavor and malt backbone. Sad I can't get it around here. 4.5

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,508 ratings.