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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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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-26-2013 00:03:44 | More by anticipation23
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-25-2013 21:40:19 | More by ajzy
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RayUF07

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-25-2013 05:54:51 | More by RayUF07
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-25-2013 05:01:15 | More by drewone
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TheLostGringo

Connecticut

2.26/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a bottle into my Hill Farmstead chalice.

A: Pours a hazy copper color with an inch of head, just a touch of lace.

S: Aroma is sickly sweet, unpleasant to me.

T: Very malty, unbalanced.

M: Sticky, tough to drink..

O: Really disappointing!

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 00:58:22 | More by TheLostGringo
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-24-2013 21:07:59 | More by firstlighthiker
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Larrygto

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-24-2013 21:02:46 | More by Larrygto
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steevbr

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-24-2013 20:21:26 | More by steevbr
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

One of the few survivors (along with Gumballhead and Rabid Rabbit) of a shipment from IN to OK. My bottles of Dreadnaught and Panzer Wolf were not so fortunate to make it through the rough UPS ride. Sad...

A- One of the meanest looking pale ales i have seen. Pours a dark copper bordering on amber into my Spiegelau IPA glass. Creamy as can be light tan head of 1 finger. Lacing that is sticky as hell. The retention is equally impressive as a layer sticks around the whole time. Looks like I am in store for a great beer.

S- Tons of citrus notes all over the nose. Grapefruit, orange, lemon zest. Some bready character underneath. Touch of carmelized malts as well.

T- Hops all over again as the nose indicates. Toasted bread malts come through with a nice round of sweet caramel to support the hop platform. Nice amoutn of bitterness in the finish, but avoids any harsh astringency. Actually finds some way to be slightly clean and smooth.

M- Mid body makes this one a bit heavy for the style, so the drinkability is average at best. Fantastic carbonation though. Crisp and clean. Dry as expected.

O- Hoppier than most APAs, but quite enjoyable. A standard for the style. If there were no lable i would have assumed this one were an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 19:01:42 | More by Bosoxfan20
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Beer_Drinker

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-24-2013 16:31:28 | More by Beer_Drinker
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heavenlyStash

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-24-2013 07:08:11 | More by heavenlyStash
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WKole81

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

05-24-2013 02:50:38 | More by WKole81
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davemathews68

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-24-2013 01:59:39 | More by davemathews68
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smitty5245

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-24-2013 00:08:21 | More by smitty5245
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bexley10

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-23-2013 22:22:50 | More by bexley10
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JellyJacket

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-23-2013 21:43:25 | More by JellyJacket
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powpig2002

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-23-2013 19:00:29 | More by powpig2002
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cnewton

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-23-2013 18:56:13 | More by cnewton
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-23-2013 15:49:49 | More by TheRuss9585
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HopsintheSack

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-23-2013 04:36:54 | More by HopsintheSack
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-22-2013 20:43:51 | More by DangerDawg
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davesway10

Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-22-2013 18:24:16 | More by davesway10
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MooSully

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-22-2013 04:32:59 | More by MooSully
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BrewSensei

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-22-2013 01:57:13 | More by BrewSensei
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Claytonbrewsby

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-22-2013 01:24:18 | More by Claytonbrewsby
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,669 ratings.