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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

4,812 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,812
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 828
Gots: 441 | FT: 24
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: 4,812 | Reviews: 1,664 | Display Reviews Only:
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uncccegr

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-01-2013 02:39:24 | More by uncccegr
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Invictus

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.6%

07-01-2013 01:09:34 | More by Invictus
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-30-2013 18:52:13 | More by BeersAndBears
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Roudy

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-30-2013 11:32:36 | More by Roudy
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Pando

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-30-2013 05:13:20 | More by Pando
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nesarebad

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-30-2013 04:29:46 | More by nesarebad
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NappyB

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-29-2013 14:30:27 | More by NappyB
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TheSixthRing

California

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a clear amber color with an off-white, 2 finger head. Great retention, giving way to a thin layer of microbubbles across the surface. Lacing is fair, spotty in parts, with good stick.

Smell - Hits on a multitude of hop character, though all closely knit; citrus, pine, floral and a touch of soap. A malt presence is faintly detected.

Taste - Hoppy upfront, hitting on the aforementioned characters in the aroma with a great and tight harmony. Balanced out nicely with a sweet caramel malt that hits mid-taste and rides into the finish, though the hop flavor never relinquishes it's control. Mild orange pith bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with light but lively carbonation. Smooth, near creamy, with an easygoing finish.

Overall - A well-balanced pale with a great flavor profile and fine drinkability. This one did not disappoint. Right up there with some of the better West Coast hoppy pales, IMO.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 05:49:33 | More by TheSixthRing
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-29-2013 05:27:25 | More by RayOhioFelton
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Mitch_Cumstein

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-29-2013 04:22:02 | More by Mitch_Cumstein
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Lorihall1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-28-2013 23:31:57 | More by Lorihall1
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vobr0002

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-28-2013 22:29:37 | More by vobr0002
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macher0

Kentucky

4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Winos In Bowling Green

A. Dark copper/medium copper color. Excellent lacing. Frothy egg-shell color head that sustains very well. Translucent.

S. Very nice fragrance of citrus, grass, pineapple, and resin. Very balanced. Very pleasant.

T. A very balanced taste that follows the nose. A combination of resin/grass and citrus/tropical fruits. Awesome. A nice peppery tingle on the tongue from the freshness. Moderately bitter.

M. Very smooth. High carbonation. Full bodied.

O. This serves as my standard for a pale ale. There are a few better, but many-many that are worse. Of course it is better fresh, but can hold up over time. I love the complex balance of hops: citrusy and resiny. I would keep this in the fridge 24/7 if always available. I see a 6er here and there a few times a year.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2013 21:17:53 | More by macher0
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Hefewiseman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-28-2013 16:58:28 | More by Hefewiseman
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Amrva2pa

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-28-2013 02:04:27 | More by Amrva2pa
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-27-2013 22:51:38 | More by WOLFGANG
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jschott75

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-27-2013 18:01:43 | More by jschott75
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nootch23

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

06-27-2013 11:33:32 | More by nootch23
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Altenor

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-26-2013 08:00:26 | More by Altenor
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acknight

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-26-2013 05:47:12 | More by acknight
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-26-2013 04:07:29 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Copper, hazed, off white head is tightly packed with good retention and lacing.

S/T - Hop forward, with mostly pine backed up by some citrus notes. Caramel malt stays in the background. Finishes mostly crisp and clean with moderate lingering bitterness.

M - Medium to light body, delicate medium carbonation, very smooth.

O - I was not disappointed with this one. The lightish body and delicate carbonation makes this one an easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 03:45:18 | More by garuda
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GRBLUE12

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-26-2013 01:51:57 | More by GRBLUE12
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JackieAnton

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-25-2013 05:58:40 | More by JackieAnton
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irv2424

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-25-2013 04:03:40 | More by irv2424
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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