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Alpha King - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,274 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,274
Reviews: 1,683
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 868
Gots: 604 | 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:
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Bonis, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of mabermud
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first time drinking a Three Floyds beer. I am a West Coast/NW IPA type of guy, so this is a first. My first impression was, it's alright. After have a few more drinks I began to appreciate the beer. I will be receiving some other Three Floyds in a couple of trades and am looking forward to tasting some of their other higher rated beers. The difference between the brewing is noticeable. SoCal IPAs are hoppy and NW IPAs are more subdued, but more complex...This APA can fit the mold.

This is a solid beer.

mabermud, Apr 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

gutbuster, Apr 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Wiscodrinker, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

prtwin2a, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

hairylikeapeman, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Travitten, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Pelican5, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

prdstmnky, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Buck_Jones, Apr 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

raoulduke512, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Rimbimhoot, Apr 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Bones10, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

kdbjr1954, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

tylerstravis, Apr 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Walkerjgt, Apr 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Austinmschauer, Apr 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

mykill84, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jme015, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Streetcore, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of mlhyatt
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into tulip glass

Thanks to brewzma for this!

A- a dark red with a very frothy head. Looks almost like a cream.

S- citrus hops with a little but of pine and sweetness to it. Hints of grape as well.

T- a lot of honey taste with hints of citrusy hops and pine. Aftertaste has a strong pine taste like eating grass or flowers , but in a good way.

M- very very thick for a pale ale. Especially on the back end. Slight carbonation but nothing too fizzy in the mouth which is strange for how carbonated it was when i poured it.

O- overall, this is good. Smooth and delicious. The hops aren't over powering and the hops blend really with the malt. Not the best pale ale but very good.

mlhyatt, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

mctizzz, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Elprico, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours darker than I would have expected. It's coppery. Head is an off-white growth. It retains quite well, keeping most of its height throughout. Consistent lacing rings.

S-Pine and citrus without a doubt. Grassy as well. Also some caramel malt and bread. Assertively hoppy upon each sniff. More IPA than anything else.

T-Chewy pine and grass with a bunch of candied oranges and grapefruits. Some caramel and bread crust. Straightforward but well built.

M-Bitter and dry. Medium bodied. Drinks quite easily. Aftertaste is moderately long lasting.

O-I have always wanted an Alpha King. Finally got the go-ahead on this one. I found it to be an above average IPA/Pale Ale hybrid but not much more than that.

VelvetExtract, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

PseudoBen, Apr 03, 2014
Alpha King from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,274 ratings.