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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: 1,663
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 821
Gots: 396 | 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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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
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klythjohan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-01-2013 03:21:34 | More by klythjohan
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DenverBigRed

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-31-2013 22:56:53 | More by DenverBigRed
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-31-2013 00:32:35 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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UnderJoath

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-30-2013 04:00:54 | More by UnderJoath
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thedarkestlord

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-30-2013 03:01:10 | More by thedarkestlord
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kevindp9

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-30-2013 01:44:23 | More by kevindp9
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CCutch

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-29-2013 17:03:47 | More by CCutch
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Greels

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -18%

05-29-2013 04:30:34 | More by Greels
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eblythe1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-29-2013 03:55:27 | More by eblythe1
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lenbert

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-29-2013 00:24:13 | More by lenbert
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JDD419

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-28-2013 20:50:32 | More by JDD419
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dkw0063

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-28-2013 19:22:53 | More by dkw0063
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Tom-Peters

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-28-2013 15:53:11 | More by Tom-Peters
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pcarney8

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

05-28-2013 15:05:55 | More by pcarney8
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-28-2013 14:36:59 | More by ShanePB
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Lucho

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-28-2013 06:14:20 | More by Lucho
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jet812

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-28-2013 00:38:33 | More by jet812
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Ayelikebeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-27-2013 23:45:54 | More by Ayelikebeer
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-27-2013 22:46:35 | More by mpayne5
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,671 ratings.