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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

4,948 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,948
Reviews: 1,669
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 842
Gots: 502 | 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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santa216

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-17-2013 20:21:39 | More by santa216
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

@ Girl and Goat, Chicago IL

Dark honey color with a thick head. Kingly lace and retention.

Immersive grapefruit and wet grass aroma. So good.

Tastes like grapefruit juice. Lots and lots of hoppy grapefruit goodness with very little bitterness. Nice carmelized malt background. Sometimes I wonder why I love grapefruity beers but don't drink regular grapefruit juice. It has no alcohol, vitamin C, and it's cheaper. Beer is beer.

My first ever Three Floyds on tap. It's not something you forget.

09-17-2013 18:47:02 | More by donkeyrunner
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bca115

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

09-17-2013 05:53:53 | More by bca115
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instinct2

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-17-2013 02:22:10 | More by instinct2
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Plane2port

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-17-2013 01:41:57 | More by Plane2port
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ducksoup

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-17-2013 00:39:16 | More by ducksoup
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C_Roetting

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-16-2013 17:03:48 | More by C_Roetting
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Rod_J

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-16-2013 01:00:51 | More by Rod_J
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-15-2013 19:22:06 | More by Agentveba
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JMurphy41

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-15-2013 07:22:48 | More by JMurphy41
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Hacksaw99

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-15-2013 03:37:10 | More by Hacksaw99
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-15-2013 01:17:33 | More by millerbuffoon
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-14-2013 17:33:41 | More by scxcrunner
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Beerandboards

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-14-2013 03:28:22 | More by Beerandboards
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SleepyDrunk

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance- Dark amber. Crisp, white head.

Aroma- Strong malts up front with a distinct pine smell towards the middle with citrus notes that linger throughout.

Flavor- A pleasant bitter taste that is immediately followed with the pine up front. The citrus notes come through towards the finish balancing the beer off nicely.

Mouthfeel- Bitterness throughout, medium body, high carbonation. Wonderful finish.

Overall- This is one loaded pale ale - not for the faint of heart. Full of wonderful hop notes and a distinct malt profile. Very bitter for a pale ale, but not unpleasant. Certainly one of the better pales out there. Highly recommended.

09-14-2013 02:45:24 | More by SleepyDrunk
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-14-2013 00:14:22 | More by InfragilisBrew
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milenko5

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

09-13-2013 23:32:02 | More by milenko5
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diehl07

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-13-2013 23:13:50 | More by diehl07
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rxeight

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-13-2013 17:07:49 | More by rxeight
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JJH1018

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-13-2013 16:38:10 | More by JJH1018
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.79/5  rDev -11%

Poured from tap into nonic pint at the brewery. Deep caramel color with a nice foamy head. Piney hop and sweet caramel aroma. taste is bitter hops with some sweet caramel finish. For me the bitterness is just too much. Its actually way too bitter for my likes; which is the norm for FFF. Huge malt and bitter profile - and lots of people like that, just not me. Good brew for sure, I just don't get the hype on this one.

09-13-2013 03:58:16 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Thirsty_Moe

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-13-2013 03:46:38 | More by Thirsty_Moe
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neorunner

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-12-2013 15:26:28 | More by neorunner
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langchops

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

09-12-2013 14:18:38 | More by langchops
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-11-2013 12:03:31 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,948 ratings.