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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

4,665 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,665
Reviews: 1,663
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 818
Gots: 395 | 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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mjm47

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-05-2013 11:45:25 | More by mjm47
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SchuStar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-05-2013 11:22:34 | More by SchuStar
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JoyHelfrich

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-05-2013 03:16:33 | More by JoyHelfrich
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bcm75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-05-2013 01:28:58 | More by bcm75
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RussBeercier

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

06-04-2013 20:41:16 | More by RussBeercier
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-04-2013 20:24:31 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

06-04-2013 19:35:16 | More by pisano
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Rihup

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -35.6%

06-04-2013 01:55:10 | More by Rihup
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blkcld

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -18%

06-03-2013 23:03:24 | More by blkcld
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kal4478

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.1%

06-03-2013 20:33:45 | More by kal4478
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GimmeGumballHead

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-03-2013 16:13:46 | More by GimmeGumballHead
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Busker

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

06-03-2013 14:56:54 | More by Busker
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-03-2013 14:53:09 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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tabitha

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

06-03-2013 01:51:49 | More by tabitha
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TonyRay

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Crisp and refreshing. Creamy head. Very pleasant, long-lasting finish. Neither the hop character or the body overpower one another. It is also quite thirst-quenching. This is a rare APA that would be appropriate for a winter or summer session. One of the finest offerings from Three Floyd's.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 00:36:31 | More by TonyRay
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jeffwright

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-03-2013 00:24:37 | More by jeffwright
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DavidRose

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-02-2013 22:48:01 | More by DavidRose
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maxwelldeux

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -18%

06-02-2013 22:37:41 | More by maxwelldeux
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TomTown

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-02-2013 21:27:25 | More by TomTown
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thought this beer was good, but a little on the 'meh' side as far as my expectations go. Had high hopes as I've absolutely loved everything I've tried from Three Floyds so far, especially since this is their "flagship" beer. But it just didn't do it for me. It was definitely a good pale ale, however one-dimentional. Would have again, but wouldn't seek out.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 21:04:06 | More by alysmith4
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MarkJBurch

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-02-2013 17:16:55 | More by MarkJBurch
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kevanb

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a White Three Floyds/Intelligentsia Mini Snifter.

The beer pours a true copper color, slight chill haze with a good finger of foamy white head that has good retention and leaves some spotted lace behind. The aroma rather light but showcases bitter piney hops with some crisp spice, light grapefruit with quite a bit of malt backbone. The flavors are more impactful, lots of bitter piney hops, light citrus character, some spiciness from the hops and a smooth, malt backbone at the finish. The body is great, moderate to high carbonation but it has a nice creaminess to it with a nice dry finish.

Verdict: A pretty standard APA from Three Floyds and it's no wonder why they've been making this for over 16 years. It's crisp, it's refreshing, it's hoppy without being abrasive and most of all, it's clean and balanced.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 01:44:20 | More by kevanb
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elroacho

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-01-2013 21:16:00 | More by elroacho
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Mtooman

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-01-2013 21:12:33 | More by Mtooman
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nitter

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-01-2013 21:12:08 | More by nitter
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,665 ratings.