Alpha King - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 5,379
Reviews: 1,692
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 884
Gots: 656 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer. Picked up one of these at the new Whole Foods in Kildeer. Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint. A very appealing dark golden color bordering on a red. A nice thin head carrying through. A different oily texture in the mouth. Smooth and bold hop flavor to start and finishes smooth. Very solid beer. I will definitely buy this beer again.

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Neck and neck with Zombie Dust as my favorite pale ale. Wonderful hop aroma and delicious hop bite. Beautiful amber color is very inviting in the glass. Personally find Aloha King equally enjoyable from a bottle or on draft.....yes please. Salute

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Darker amber/gold, has some small floaty sediments but not much. Small head, and a lingering haze over with some lace following.

S - Smell is citrus like, almost a little on the orange side of things but not orangey at all. Maybe orange peel and hops, mixed with some citrus notes. Some malty oat thing but the hops over power that quick.

T - Taste is great for a pale ale, one of the best I can think of. Bold orange peel bitterness, but the ibu's are not crazy like grapefruit ipa stlye or anything. Bold medium citrus like maltyness. Little bit of fresh malts on the end.

M - Feel is great with a medium to lower carbonation, Starts off smooth and works into a smaller bubble formation going down. Easy aftertaste but tasty so don't worry!

O - Over all this is another winner, especially for a pale ale! Whoa... Did not know pale ales could be this good. Very hop head friendly! Balanced hop and malts make this a great beer. THUMBS UP! Thanks Dave!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Alpha King Pale Ale
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a hotel room mini glass

Pours a murky orange with some brown highlights on the top. Awesome trails of sticky lacings from this beer decorate the glassware.

Awesome aroma of citrus hop bombs, sweet sugars and a floral bouquet.

This beer has a solid base of chewy caramel malt with some brown sugar sweetness. The finish is what establishes this beer from the others. A wonderful hop blast finishes this with flavors of juicy orange slices, grapefruit and pine cone.

The hop flavors are not 'over the top' as is the case with some of other similar beers on the market. Don't get me wrong though, the hops are significant and super tasty, especially for an APA.

Enough with the analysis, this is one of hell of beer. A job well done by Three Floyds. Recommended.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber-orange with a creamy and slightly beige head that has great retention and thick lacing.

Smells sticky sweet, with fresh but nondescript notes of tropical citrus such as orange, and even a bit of caramelized banana when it is backed with a well-bodied caramel malt. A little more malty, but overall very well-blended with hop scents and freshness.

Tastes very similar to the smell, with notes of orange, melon, grapefruit, again a little banana, and a little earthy spice & bitterness on the finish. The sweet malt backbone balances throughout with lots of caramel and buttery malt flavours.

The feel is thicker but also very well balanced and carbonated with a bit of dryness from the alcohol at the end.

Overall perhaps a bit more British than American in style, but packed with plenty of fresh citrus hop goodness.

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Alpha King from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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