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Alpha King - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,279 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,279
Reviews: 1,685
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 868
Gots: 606 | 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:
A bold yet balanced American Pale Ale with slight caramel sweetness and aggressive citrus hoppiness. This is our flagship beer.

68 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2000)
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Ratings: 5,279 | Reviews: 1,685 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Dduquette, Jan 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

jonnypopgun, Jan 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

sonnmr31, Jan 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

BennyThon, Jan 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Thishops4u, Jan 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Beerlover, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

OnWisconsin, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Jimmeekrek, Jan 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

threedaggers, Jan 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

BrandonSeal, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

T_Hass, Jan 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

northcoastwolf, Jan 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

cultclassic89, Jan 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

HoppyBastard1, Jan 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

JohnParadee, Jan 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Janis_Hoplin, Jan 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

773-F-I-B, Jan 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Buckeye982, Jan 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

detroitpat, Jan 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Seabass1964, Jan 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

gory4d, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Anthony311, Jan 09, 2014
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4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Deep dark amber with a wonderful white whip-cream head for accoutrement.

S: Tropical fruits on the 1st nose with a dominance of hops following.

T: Malt flavor with a slight carbonation. Full body beer with enough pine to balance the malt. Plenty of hops flavor to help mellow the two flavor profiles. This is a typical medium body everyday drinking beer. Perfect in every aspect.

M: Full flavor/body with slight carbonation.

O: Perfect APA. I'd be happy if more breweries cloned Alpha King. Has an exquisite combination of malts/pine/hops and citrus for a wonderful APA. Highly recommended!

AdamThomas, Jan 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

fthegiants, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of DeFaz
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's no wonder that many beeradvocaters, if that's a word, admire this beer. It has a nice appearance--typical pale ale color but with very nice lacing and head retention. It's got the hop presence of an IPA but is labeled as an APA. The smell is not outstanding at all, and while the hop profile really is quite nice, the one-dimensional malt character (oversweet caramel) contributes an odd and unappreciated balance to all of the hops. The mouthfeel is the strong suit here--despite all of the super-sweet caramel flavors, it's not sticky and the thickness and carbonation are near spot-on. While I very much enjoyed this brew, I can't say it quite lives up to its hype.

DeFaz, Jan 09, 2014
Alpha King from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,279 ratings.