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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

5,024 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,024
Reviews: 1,671
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 841
Gots: 522 | FT: 26
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

djgustafson, Feb 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

DanielHansen0214, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of Jnashed
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle purchased from the brewery mid Jan 2014. Poured in a Sam Smith pint glass.

Appearance: pretty orange color, good head and retention. Slightly cloudy. 4.5

Smell: sweat citrus. Not all grapefruit, slightly piney 4.5

Taste: Hop forward for sure, not overbearing? Very balanced, certain.y that same citrus smell is tasted also. 4.75

Mouthfeel: smooth, perfect carbonation. Enjoyable

Overall: excellent to be sure. Not ZD but really good APA. For the flagship beer and most attainable of a hard to get brewety, excellent
4.5

Jnashed, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

jmbot4371, Feb 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

starkitsune, Feb 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

brownbeer, Feb 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Josbor11, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

ryanbush2026, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

JerseyHopHead, Feb 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

jroberts8811, Feb 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

MeganPhillips, Feb 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

80x2HopHead, Feb 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

kingmaker, Feb 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Freemanclaypowell, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Auslander, Feb 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

GregHicks, Feb 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

md655321, Feb 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

mercysbane, Feb 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

PF15, Feb 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Krafty34, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

AustyEllis, Feb 07, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottling date of 1/16 puts this at almost three weeks old.

A: Darker amber-red color. Mild haze. Creamy off white head holds out at an eighth of an inch.mthin, delicate rings of lacing.

S: Fragrant pine, honeydew melon, mandarin orange. Doughy and bready malt base with undertones of caramel.

T: Pine and resin. Raw and oily. A bit more abrupt and aggressive at the beginning as it shows a lot of centennial character. Lemony and almost catty. Melon and tangerine start to pull through. Some bubblegum fruitiness too. Dough and caramel from the malt. Drier grainy tastes start to come of toward the end. Sweet finish of dough and raw hop power with a lingering catty bitterness.

M: Medium bodied. Slick and creamy with a bit of a chewy feel. Lots of lifting and scrubbing carbonation add a great crip and refreshing bite and help to take the edge off of the hop astringency.

O: Somewhat rough and abrupt in the hops department at times, but the body and mouthfeel go a long way to promote drinkability. In the end it's a crushable pale capable of delivering quite a hop fix, and it really makes you want to come back for more.

ryan1788a5, Feb 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

tallfellapgh, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

sphyrn, Feb 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

lanciloti, Feb 06, 2014
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,024 ratings.