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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

4,892 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,892
Reviews: 1,667
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 838
Gots: 482 | 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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milwaukee512

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.4%

02-28-2013 05:04:25 | More by milwaukee512
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Nicolette10895

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-15-2011 01:32:28 | More by RandyJ
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corbenlee

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.4%

07-30-2012 23:25:09 | More by corbenlee
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gordonbeersch

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-15-2011 01:14:25 | More by gordonbeersch
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JWRitchie76

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-22-2012 15:05:03 | More by JWRitchie76
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gigaknight

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-14-2011 19:41:54 | More by gigaknight
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bstyle

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-14-2011 20:31:16 | More by bstyle
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Hophead21

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%

05-20-2014 00:33:25 | More by Hophead21
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ScreamForMe

Washington

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-15-2011 07:27:44 | More by ScreamForMe
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discreplayboss

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-16-2011 03:07:54 | More by discreplayboss
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Tyler_m

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%

07-16-2014 05:04:18 | More by Tyler_m
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Noonan425

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.4%

05-05-2013 23:52:02 | More by Noonan425
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eroc360

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-21-2011 09:16:52 | More by eroc360
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KingRascal


5/5  rDev +17.4%

Look: Translucent gold/amber with a thick off-white head

Aroma: Floral, hoppy aroma with a pleasant hint of barley

Taste: Pleasant hop taste with a smooth finish and pleasant aftertaste. Bordering the flavor of an IPA

Feel: Refreshing, well rounded, frothy, smooth on the palate and crisp

Overall: Perhaps my favorite beer. An extraordinary bold flavor with a crisp and refreshing finish.

06-18-2012 05:58:14 | More by KingRascal
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dnh2

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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Naves

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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crobinso

Colorado

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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HaroldPE

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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SIUMorty

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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cpz28

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.4%

The King and I:
I've had this beer a million times. At nineteen, it was my introduction to micros. Why I'm just reviewing it now, at 26, is beyond me.

A- Clear, red-orange with a nice white head atoo

S- American hop dankity-dank, a senses slap, deep citrus and pine backed up by malt sweetness. Divine. The hops, oh, the hops.

T- Initial bitterness is sharp, forward and appropriate. It fades into slight caramel and dark fruit sweetness and comes back bitter, hoppy and with a faint,but necessary alcohol indication. If you want to talk about balance, this is it. This is a perfect beer. It has everything you could ever want in a beer. AK exemplifies how to have huge hops in a beer backed up by malt that is not a sweet mess.

M-Carbonation is the money shot here...and it's spot on. Very full bodied without being heavy.

O- I'd say this is the quintessential American Pale Ale, but it's more of an IPA by style. I don't care what it is; it's good. In a sea of breweries with hype surrounding them, FFF is truly not a pretender. This is their flagship beer, and boy, does it ever represent what they stand for...big hops, big malt, big beers and shattering of style guidelines. FFF always does what they want to, and other breweries try to emulate or jealously choose to ignore what they're doing. Bow Down!

06-16-2011 22:40:53 | More by cpz28
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BuckettOfBeer

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-16-2011 04:06:37 | More by BuckettOfBeer
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raoulduke512

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.4%

04-06-2014 20:20:56 | More by raoulduke512
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,892 ratings.