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Alpha King - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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5,552 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,552
Reviews: 1,718
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 900
Gots: 798 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2000

A bold yet balanced American Pale Ale with slight caramel sweetness and aggressive citrus hoppiness. This is our flagship beer.

68 IBU
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle purchased from the brewery mid Jan 2014. Poured in a Sam Smith pint glass.

Appearance: pretty orange color, good head and retention. Slightly cloudy. 4.5

Smell: sweat citrus. Not all grapefruit, slightly piney 4.5

Taste: Hop forward for sure, not overbearing? Very balanced, certain.y that same citrus smell is tasted also. 4.75

Mouthfeel: smooth, perfect carbonation. Enjoyable

Overall: excellent to be sure. Not ZD but really good APA. For the flagship beer and most attainable of a hard to get brewety, excellent

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottling date of 1/16 puts this at almost three weeks old.

A: Darker amber-red color. Mild haze. Creamy off white head holds out at an eighth of an inch.mthin, delicate rings of lacing.

S: Fragrant pine, honeydew melon, mandarin orange. Doughy and bready malt base with undertones of caramel.

T: Pine and resin. Raw and oily. A bit more abrupt and aggressive at the beginning as it shows a lot of centennial character. Lemony and almost catty. Melon and tangerine start to pull through. Some bubblegum fruitiness too. Dough and caramel from the malt. Drier grainy tastes start to come of toward the end. Sweet finish of dough and raw hop power with a lingering catty bitterness.

M: Medium bodied. Slick and creamy with a bit of a chewy feel. Lots of lifting and scrubbing carbonation add a great crip and refreshing bite and help to take the edge off of the hop astringency.

O: Somewhat rough and abrupt in the hops department at times, but the body and mouthfeel go a long way to promote drinkability. In the end it's a crushable pale capable of delivering quite a hop fix, and it really makes you want to come back for more.

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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