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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

4,671 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,671
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 821
Gots: 398 | 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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Ratings: 4,671 | Reviews: 1,664 | Display Reviews Only:
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sudsy2drunk

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-18-2013 18:36:34 | More by sudsy2drunk
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DMB

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-17-2013 20:39:36 | More by DMB
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TargaFlorio

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-17-2013 16:20:22 | More by TargaFlorio
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-17-2013 06:11:12 | More by schmidtmattsays
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dmgeng

Indiana

4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Decided to try this because of the super high ratings. And I'm very happy about the decision

A - Beautiful deep orange color with superior khaki head that remains for the entire session. Sticky lacing all the way down. Very clear. Pours thick for an APA.

S - Great hoppy fragrance with a floral/citrus character that shines through. Some malt present.

T - Has all the hops from the aroma with more citrus and finishes floral. The front also has a sweetness from the nice blend of caramel malt. The complimenting malt flavor is there but still more hops as a good APA should be. Very smooth finish with minimal bitterness from the hops. The last flavors on the palate are some malt sweet and delicious hops.

M - Medium to full mouth-feel with the tones of sweetness. Has very light bitterness to be mostly covered up by the sweetness on the back of the tongue. Fine carbonation.

Overall, the hoppiest APA I've had and makes it one of the most refreshing beers I've ever had. Not the best example of the style but a great beer none the less. I love the citrus hops and the nice sweetness the malt. Perfect if you don't like overly bitter IPA's but would like a more citrus/hoppy pale ale. Being from Indiana I'm a little biased but seems like it should be the best APA in the country. I could drink these for ever.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 17:19:10 | More by dmgeng
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volta

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -18%

06-16-2013 06:24:33 | More by volta
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-15-2013 22:38:07 | More by TKEbeerman
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admonster00

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-15-2013 20:38:09 | More by admonster00
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Artjsantos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-15-2013 12:10:21 | More by Artjsantos
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cowen72

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-15-2013 04:36:50 | More by cowen72
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Beeranator

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-15-2013 00:23:00 | More by Beeranator
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NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-15-2013 00:12:13 | More by NHbeerfishing
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ACB

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-14-2013 22:06:16 | More by ACB
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adamcarlson28

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-14-2013 18:19:54 | More by adamcarlson28
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xxcarpxx

Alabama

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-14-2013 03:10:54 | More by xxcarpxx
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TastyAdventure

Kentucky

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Scored one of these at Gerst Huas in Evansville IN.

A - caramel. brown caramel. A little dark for the style. But a great 1 and 1/2 finger head that lasts.

S - mmm. The best part. Citrus. Strong citrus. But still balanced.

T - Strong hops. This is where I get confused between Pale Ales and IPAs. This one is right in the middle! It leaves a strong after taste of hops, but during tasting it still had a well balanced malt profile. Citrus hops with some rough (but not overpowering) cut grass.

Mouthfeel was absolutely great.

Overall, I think this should be classified as an IPA. I dont normally like IPAs, but this was good!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 02:44:29 | More by TastyAdventure
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-14-2013 01:53:08 | More by Canada_Dan
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

06-13-2013 22:52:49 | More by zekeman17
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djre4orm

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

06-13-2013 19:31:42 | More by djre4orm
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goalie33

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-13-2013 01:40:26 | More by goalie33
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brewdog444

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-12-2013 02:32:28 | More by brewdog444
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pk18

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-12-2013 00:30:47 | More by pk18
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a tulip.

A- dark copper-amber color, brilliant and glowing. Fluffy 1-plus finger linen-white head with good retention and lacing to go.

S-mild intoxicating aroma of pine hops, fresh citrus, and pale malts.

T-piney, refreshing mild citrus, caramel maltiness.

M- One of the smoothest , best feeling beers that I've had. Not light, just smooth. Tingly up front, some hop bite in the end. Refreshing carbonation. Resinous.

O- Wow! So complete and balabced, flavorful and drinkable. Spot on ABV and IBUs. The one thing that I don't like...the butt-ugly label. Petty, I know.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 21:21:29 | More by NiceTaps
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chrisp1090

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

06-11-2013 19:07:16 | More by chrisp1090
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Hopbully

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-11-2013 05:29:19 | More by Hopbully
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,671 ratings.