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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

4,950 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,950
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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Shmeal

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-30-2013 23:21:45 | More by Shmeal
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Zaximus

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-30-2013 18:24:59 | More by Zaximus
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%

Bottle > Sensory Pils Glass

A - Pours a hazed ambered gold color, one finger of soapy white head, nice lacing.
S - Outstanding aroma, big citrus impact, grapefruit, lemon, lime, pineapple, very light fresh bread kinda malt, some pine kind dankness to it.
T - Follows the aroma perfectly, big juicy citrus hop bite up front, mild sweetness from that, midway you get some bitterness, and finishes with some more of that sweetness and pine. Almost like a orange and lime juice combo.
M - Juicy and crisp, still ultra refreshing, just enough bitterness to give that bite, but well tamed.
O - Outstanding, this one lives up to its hype by all means. Im so glad I got to try this, and that I got two bottles of it. Lives up to expectations.

08-30-2013 01:29:06 | More by Omnium
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RHoffer97

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-29-2013 18:37:40 | More by RHoffer97
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SFACRKnight

Colorado

4.06/5  rDev -4.7%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into oskar blues shaker pint. Thanks Nathan!

Pours a nice amber with a hint of red, about an inch of fluffy off white head after a pretty normal pour. Really a nice looking beer. Getting hints of bread, biscuit, a bit of carmel and some piney hops off this one. Kind of underwhelmed on the aroma. The taste makes up for it though. Tons of hop presence from the first sip. Nice resiney pine base with citrus fruit overtones, also getting some peach through on this one. The malt comes through less in the flavor than on the nose, but the same flavors are there. Good caarbonation, medium mouthfeel. Overall, great beer. I enjoyed the hop presence in this APA, and found it very easy to drink. It isn't exactly to style, but what FFF brew is?

08-29-2013 15:35:35 | More by SFACRKnight
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12%

08-29-2013 12:22:22 | More by tommy5
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-29-2013 04:58:05 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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huddyball

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-28-2013 23:53:08 | More by huddyball
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soonerchamps

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-28-2013 20:02:25 | More by soonerchamps
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dcall384

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.4%

08-28-2013 15:07:37 | More by dcall384
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Turney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-28-2013 06:38:54 | More by Turney
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Sesmu

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-28-2013 03:12:13 | More by Sesmu
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polopaul20

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-27-2013 19:38:57 | More by polopaul20
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astebelton

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-27-2013 16:09:19 | More by astebelton
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jburd19

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-27-2013 14:29:59 | More by jburd19
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jasrockstar

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-27-2013 06:17:24 | More by jasrockstar
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-26-2013 15:48:51 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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Kaveman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-26-2013 02:42:50 | More by Kaveman
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drinkinmiles

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-26-2013 01:13:26 | More by drinkinmiles
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sitarist

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-25-2013 23:41:53 | More by sitarist
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.29/5  rDev +0.7%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance- Burnt orange almost amber. Creamy white head of about 1/2in.

Aroma- I'm getting a nice malt aroma. PIne and resin comes through with a touch of tropical and citrus notes.

Flavor- A nice bitterness takes front stage. Resin and pine flavor float on top of the bitterness. My palate could have been off but I was getting that onion type hop flavor instead of any big citrus. The malt flavors were sweet and biscuity.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, mid to high carbonation. Smooth, not much for malt sweetness on the tongue. Bitterness carries through and lingers. SSticky as it warms.

Overall- Good beer, big bitterness for a pale. Good display of hops, its loaded up. It gets rather one dimensional as it warms behind the bitterness, I thought at least. Would have it again for sure though.

08-25-2013 20:24:26 | More by Whiskeydeez
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JJH79

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-25-2013 16:31:19 | More by JJH79
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Flashyspoons

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-25-2013 06:58:25 | More by Flashyspoons
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waston

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-24-2013 18:14:43 | More by waston
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dar482

New York

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%

The beer comes in a deep amber color with a large three finger head.

The aroma is extremely hoppy. There's sweet caramel malt along with citrus and floral notes and pine. Very distinct of Cascade hops.

The flavor has lots of bittering of pine and grapefruit on the back. The pine and woody notes stand out more than grapefruit or citrus.

It's a simple and elegant pale ale with loads of hops in the flavor with a good amount of bittering. It's a very well balanced brew with the caramel and biscuit malt. The beer did not blow my socks off, but is quite good.

08-24-2013 18:06:00 | More by dar482
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,950 ratings.