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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

4,922 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,922
Reviews: 1,668
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 840
Gots: 495 | 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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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-12-2014 21:20:17 | More by threedaggers
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BrandonSeal

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-12-2014 05:12:20 | More by BrandonSeal
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T_Hass

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-12-2014 04:54:41 | More by T_Hass
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northcoastwolf

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-12-2014 04:35:42 | More by northcoastwolf
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cultclassic89

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-11-2014 16:27:09 | More by cultclassic89
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HoppyBastard1

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-11-2014 14:21:24 | More by HoppyBastard1
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JohnParadee

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-11-2014 10:07:07 | More by JohnParadee
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Janis_Hoplin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-11-2014 04:49:20 | More by Janis_Hoplin
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773-F-I-B

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12%

01-11-2014 01:45:20 | More by 773-F-I-B
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Buckeye982

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-11-2014 01:18:07 | More by Buckeye982
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detroitpat

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-11-2014 00:21:45 | More by detroitpat
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Seabass1964

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-10-2014 04:07:54 | More by Seabass1964
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gory4d

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-09-2014 22:23:53 | More by gory4d
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Anthony311

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -12%

01-09-2014 20:46:41 | More by Anthony311
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AdamThomas

Kansas

4.66/5  rDev +9.4%

A: Deep dark amber with a wonderful white whip-cream head for accoutrement.

S: Tropical fruits on the 1st nose with a dominance of hops following.

T: Malt flavor with a slight carbonation. Full body beer with enough pine to balance the malt. Plenty of hops flavor to help mellow the two flavor profiles. This is a typical medium body everyday drinking beer. Perfect in every aspect.

M: Full flavor/body with slight carbonation.

O: Perfect APA. I'd be happy if more breweries cloned Alpha King. Has an exquisite combination of malts/pine/hops and citrus for a wonderful APA. Highly recommended!

01-09-2014 17:15:37 | More by AdamThomas
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fthegiants

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-09-2014 05:15:20 | More by fthegiants
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DeFaz

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -7.7%

It's no wonder that many beeradvocaters, if that's a word, admire this beer. It has a nice appearance--typical pale ale color but with very nice lacing and head retention. It's got the hop presence of an IPA but is labeled as an APA. The smell is not outstanding at all, and while the hop profile really is quite nice, the one-dimensional malt character (oversweet caramel) contributes an odd and unappreciated balance to all of the hops. The mouthfeel is the strong suit here--despite all of the super-sweet caramel flavors, it's not sticky and the thickness and carbonation are near spot-on. While I very much enjoyed this brew, I can't say it quite lives up to its hype.

01-09-2014 02:30:52 | More by DeFaz
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nyrblue2

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-09-2014 01:50:46 | More by nyrblue2
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WesMantooth

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-08-2014 19:05:23 | More by WesMantooth
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-08-2014 04:41:04 | More by LotsofLupulin
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-08-2014 01:57:59 | More by OhioBobcat
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mjpolzin

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12%

01-07-2014 04:09:37 | More by mjpolzin
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DanGeo

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-07-2014 02:14:21 | More by DanGeo
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Skillz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-06-2014 23:28:59 | More by Skillz
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-06-2014 22:49:36 | More by brauseboof
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,922 ratings.