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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

4,799 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,799
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 828
Gots: 436 | 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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Ratings: 4,799 | Reviews: 1,664 | Display Reviews Only:
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ber12

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-17-2013 02:44:23 | More by ber12
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partisan

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-15-2013 21:26:54 | More by partisan
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kirkse

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-15-2013 17:03:45 | More by kirkse
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Brewer1980

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-14-2013 15:13:29 | More by Brewer1980
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

12-14-2013 08:22:55 | More by Hopstout
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csustar001

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

12-13-2013 19:04:33 | More by csustar001
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -12%

12-13-2013 04:36:27 | More by XmnwildX12
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Hammer35

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 00:07:28 | More by Hammer35
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ubenumber2

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-12-2013 20:56:59 | More by ubenumber2
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-12-2013 17:35:38 | More by Chris_Panos
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bmwats

Louisiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 03:19:38 | More by bmwats
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dataylor21

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-10-2013 23:08:55 | More by dataylor21
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twizzard

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-10-2013 22:12:59 | More by twizzard
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wildcatboy

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

12-10-2013 18:30:33 | More by wildcatboy
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jordanimal

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-10-2013 13:19:38 | More by jordanimal
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SamAdams327

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-09-2013 04:29:25 | More by SamAdams327
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derederew

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-09-2013 01:13:12 | More by derederew
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zbodnar1

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-09-2013 00:23:06 | More by zbodnar1
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Bowers-Brew

Illinois

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!

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 23:27:44 | More by Bowers-Brew
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MNMike

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-08-2013 05:21:15 | More by MNMike
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kell50

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-08-2013 02:15:34 | More by kell50
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JVB

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-08-2013 00:07:05 | More by JVB
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-07-2013 18:58:42 | More by qcbrewer
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Curt1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-07-2013 15:05:29 | More by Curt1
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jlee185

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-07-2013 14:15:34 | More by jlee185
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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