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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

4,796 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,796
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 827
Gots: 431 | 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:
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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cp45

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-09-2013 21:35:35 | More by cp45
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-09-2013 08:09:34 | More by crbnfbr
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JandJMD

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-09-2013 00:15:44 | More by JandJMD
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kjrod20

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-08-2013 22:50:28 | More by kjrod20
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JohnG190

New York

4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks NW2285. Pours orange to brick red with slightly cloudy body. A thick, three finger off-white head with excellent retention and nice lacing. Strong orange notes dominate the nose with a hint of pine needle and faint caramel as well. Orange hits the palate first delivering a strong citrusy taste that’s faintly tart. The next notes are sweeter - sherbet and caramel. Alpha King finishes dry and slightly bitter, with faint resin notes. Medium bodied, not quite as chewy as an IPA, but pretty close. The carbonation is lively. Overall this might be the finest example of an American Pale Ale out there. Great work 3Floyds.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 22:26:02 | More by JohnG190
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Off_inthe_Shower

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-08-2013 18:29:47 | More by Off_inthe_Shower
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drewfull

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-08-2013 14:12:25 | More by drewfull
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BWED

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler at B's Po Boy, Fountain Square, Indianapolis, IN

A- Caramel chestnut with a slight haze in the body. Yellowish/light tan head, with some great rings of lacing.

S- Dry citrus rind. Slight caramel maltiness.

T- Snappy citrus, dry hop. A little sweetness, caramel to backup the hop character.

M- Medium body. Carbonation is smooth. Dry finish, bitterness is moderate and pleasant.

O- A great ale. I've been lucky enough to be able to drink this beer a lot, and I have finally reviewed it.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 12:28:12 | More by BWED
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thebeerprophet

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-08-2013 05:23:41 | More by thebeerprophet
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jacksonweite

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-07-2013 23:34:44 | More by jacksonweite
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M_Galen_Gibbs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-07-2013 23:18:02 | More by M_Galen_Gibbs
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stvanderwoude

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-07-2013 14:33:20 | More by stvanderwoude
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Socalfan21

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-07-2013 13:15:51 | More by Socalfan21
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meltroha

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-07-2013 02:40:47 | More by meltroha
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EvilStar33

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-06-2013 23:10:18 | More by EvilStar33
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pfcorsar

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

08-06-2013 02:19:59 | More by pfcorsar
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JulianB

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-05-2013 02:33:25 | More by JulianB
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-05-2013 01:53:14 | More by Keith_R
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-05-2013 00:51:32 | More by Houser
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JCC78

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-04-2013 19:55:47 | More by JCC78
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DaTimBennett

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12%

08-04-2013 14:56:31 | More by DaTimBennett
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NJB145

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-04-2013 14:51:29 | More by NJB145
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Prager62

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-04-2013 10:00:30 | More by Prager62
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JohnFriction


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-04-2013 01:33:11 | More by JohnFriction
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Weas

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-03-2013 21:43:25 | More by Weas
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,796 ratings.