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Alpha King - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,283 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,283
Reviews: 1,686
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 870
Gots: 609 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

csustar001, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Deep amber color with off-white head and small beading. Great carbonation, pretty good head retention and excellent lacing.

Smell: Big aroma of juicy citrus dominates.

Taste: Slight malty sweetness with a lot of citrus and a nice, clean hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, excellently carbonated feel. Seems to thicken up a bit as the beer warms.

Overall: Excellent APA with everything that should be there. Citrusy, slightly malty and plenty of hops! Clean, crisp and refreshing.

Hammer35, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ubenumber2, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Chris_Panos, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic.

A: Amber hue. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles slowly leaving a blanket of foam on the surface. Beer ring lacing.

S: Pine resin, caramel, and pecan.

T: Pine, fresh tea leaf, and oak.

M: Earthy and hearty. Bittersweet finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is really nice. Nice head, foamy blanket, and beer ring lacing. Nose is sweet pine resin, candied and wood notes. Pine, tea leaf, and some woody tones. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

bmwats, Dec 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

dataylor21, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

twizzard, Dec 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

wildcatboy, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

jordanimal, Dec 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

SamAdams327, Dec 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

derederew, Dec 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

zbodnar1, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice brownish reddish body. Darker then most IPA's, lighter than some APA's. Good foam head when poured aggressively, lingers for a decent amount of time.

S - Hop intense - citrus and pine notes are well balanced, neither seems to dominate.

T - I usually like APA/IPA(s) with more citrus flavors than pine, but this is one of the exceptions that tastes more earthy/piney and still fantastic.

O - I live within a few hours of 3 floyds, and sadly this is one of the first beers of theirs that I have tried. I am looking forward to the Zombie dust and I plan to make a trip to the Brewery. I think the hype about 3 Floyds is legit. Prost!

Bowers-Brew, Dec 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

MNMike, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

kell50, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

JVB, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

qcbrewer, Dec 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Curt1, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jlee185, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

dwitt24, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Ajlvt, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

WKyle, Dec 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

target88, Dec 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

TCmichigan, Dec 05, 2013
Alpha King from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,283 ratings.