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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

4,782 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,782
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 825
Gots: 429 | 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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DougT

Ohio

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful amber color with a 3 finger rich, creamy,off-white head that sticks to the glass. Nice lacing.

Smells thick of hops, like standing in a hop field. The name is apt, smells of high alpha hops. If you love hops you would love that smell. Personally, too much, I can't get past all the hops. I can't smell the beer.

Taste is not as bitter as the smell suggests. More balanced. A little yeast, some malt, somewhat woody, and then the hops comes on in the end. Not overpowering. Very pleasant.

Medium body, smooth, zesty. Nice effervescent tingle. That's beer!

I am not a huge hophead. In fact I don't like most IPAs. This is an APA. But I do like this one! The smell of hops is a bit thick, and the aftertaste is a bit to hoppy for me, but that's the style. It absolutely represents the style well. There are times when I'm in a hoppy mood. I usually turn to an Imperial Stout, but those are quite heavy. This is a little lighter, a bit more drinkable. I could have another.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 03:53:28 | More by DougT
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Mersh

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-28-2013 00:14:09 | More by Mersh
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Rosethoj

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

07-27-2013 23:12:25 | More by Rosethoj
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imyourhero21

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-27-2013 18:20:11 | More by imyourhero21
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

07-27-2013 14:33:02 | More by IPAchris
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myersk27

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

07-27-2013 00:17:28 | More by myersk27
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anhigdon

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

07-26-2013 20:35:38 | More by anhigdon
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UffDaBock

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-26-2013 20:22:01 | More by UffDaBock
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gspeicher

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-26-2013 19:58:58 | More by gspeicher
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

07-26-2013 14:45:53 | More by dgherm
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-25-2013 19:07:31 | More by csfcmitchell
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clubarsky91

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-25-2013 14:58:17 | More by clubarsky91
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Lee45102

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-24-2013 20:35:03 | More by Lee45102
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bschinelli

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-24-2013 19:50:30 | More by bschinelli
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mendonza

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

07-24-2013 19:46:24 | More by mendonza
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-24-2013 03:37:31 | More by Jeffrey2310
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eastman_homebrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-23-2013 17:45:05 | More by eastman_homebrew
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mnphish

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-23-2013 05:55:05 | More by mnphish
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-22-2013 21:45:02 | More by virinow
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Mhendricks

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-22-2013 02:24:37 | More by Mhendricks
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cubsfan4life

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-22-2013 01:20:23 | More by cubsfan4life
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jamvt

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-21-2013 13:48:11 | More by jamvt
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Dbrulet

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-21-2013 06:16:18 | More by Dbrulet
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Vuaspeliador

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-20-2013 18:04:58 | More by Vuaspeliador
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Smurf2055

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aquired in a trade with hombrepalo, thanks!

Pours a rich clear copper with three fingers of off-white head and good retention.

Smell is tropical fruits, mango and a slight floral hop.

Taste is bittersweet, floral hops and some fruitiness, earthy finish.

Very drinkable. Very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 02:00:52 | More by Smurf2055
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,782 ratings.