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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

4,669 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,669
Reviews: 1,663
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 821
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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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-23-2013 23:28:44 | More by Blaze5445
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dedbeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-23-2013 21:31:33 | More by dedbeer
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three fingers of off white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A hop forward but balanced pale ale aroma with good citrus, floral. and earthy hints. Floral and earthy hops upfront with hints of grass and some pine. Citrus esters of orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, and lemon zest. Good toasty malt balance with bready hints of biscuit, grains, caramel, and yeast. Aroma leans towards the hoppy side but the malts hold up well. Pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a bright and crisp balanced pale ale taste with notes of citrus, floral and earthy hops, and caramel malt. Good taste of citrus upfront with notes of orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, and mango. Floral, earthy, and herbal hop notes with some grass and pine. Solid malt balance with notes of biscuit, grains, caramel, toast, and yeast. Juicy and hoppy with a good caramel presence. Very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Fairly wet and juicy. Pretty smooth.

Overall: A very good take on the American Pale Ale style. Good mix of citrus and earthy hops with a nice biscuity caramel malt presence.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 06:41:50 | More by MattyG85
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MVP09

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-23-2013 03:43:06 | More by MVP09
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-23-2013 00:23:30 | More by RobinLee
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FrostyWPG

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-22-2013 14:26:34 | More by FrostyWPG
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Lethargy99

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-22-2013 12:49:11 | More by Lethargy99
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-22-2013 10:39:28 | More by Kirk
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rdooley

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-22-2013 01:57:41 | More by rdooley
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Mumra1979

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -18%

06-21-2013 20:13:04 | More by Mumra1979
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krl2112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.7%

06-21-2013 02:13:57 | More by krl2112
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Alduya

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-21-2013 02:10:40 | More by Alduya
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MJSJr

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-20-2013 23:08:09 | More by MJSJr
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BGsWo22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-20-2013 22:40:35 | More by BGsWo22
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sparky_beer

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-20-2013 18:00:19 | More by sparky_beer
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StoughtonGuy

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.1%

06-20-2013 05:07:22 | More by StoughtonGuy
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cjs61679

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-20-2013 03:55:24 | More by cjs61679
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-20-2013 02:57:06 | More by FUwolfpacker
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dbc5

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-20-2013 02:25:08 | More by dbc5
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cfaulman

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-20-2013 01:12:55 | More by cfaulman
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kustard

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18%

06-19-2013 20:04:10 | More by kustard
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koveras225

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

06-19-2013 05:20:21 | More by koveras225
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dsterbed

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-19-2013 02:21:39 | More by dsterbed
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sudsy2drunk

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-18-2013 18:36:34 | More by sudsy2drunk
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DMB

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-17-2013 20:39:36 | More by DMB
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,669 ratings.