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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

4,925 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,925
Reviews: 1,668
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 841
Gots: 497 | 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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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
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nbal4396

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-06-2014 04:02:31 | More by nbal4396
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bmurray10

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-06-2014 02:15:21 | More by bmurray10
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%

Picked up two 12oz bottles in a trade with a person from Illinois I met randomly at Stone Brewing - Liberty Station a few weeks back. Nice to know a hand shake is still good for a trade with some people these days. All he wanted was Pliny and all I wanted was 3 Floyds. It panned out for both of us!

Pours a slightly hazed copper hue, big fat fluffy white head, amazing retention that leaves a ring of foam from start to finish with good lacing. Aroma is sweet malt and bitter peach, tropical fruit and fresh cut grain. Flavor is sweet and malty up front - the hops seem to be an afterthought upon the first sip, merely there to balance the classic carmel malt flavor, but man do they slowly creep up to dominate the palate with earthy bitterness and stone fruit that lingers well after the malt gives way in the overall flavor. Finish is dry and clean, light effervescence with sappy hop oil lingering for days! Overall top 5 pale ale i've ever had the opportunity to try. Right up there with Alpine's Hoppy Birthday. Wish I had a 6'r... Arctic Panzer Wolf up next!

01-05-2014 23:07:51 | More by DeanMoriarty
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charliebuckeye

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-05-2014 19:41:49 | More by charliebuckeye
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RyanSchwam

Delaware

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-05-2014 18:54:26 | More by RyanSchwam
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Mybeercanbeatupyourbeer

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-05-2014 17:49:32 | More by Mybeercanbeatupyourbeer
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DWheeler379

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

01-05-2014 17:18:46 | More by DWheeler379
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rflips86

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-05-2014 06:40:44 | More by rflips86
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craftaholic

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-05-2014 04:48:06 | More by craftaholic
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crewfan1952

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-05-2014 04:03:31 | More by crewfan1952
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-05-2014 02:57:58 | More by AndrewMichael
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dtomes

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-05-2014 01:58:02 | More by dtomes
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-04-2014 22:15:19 | More by sgttibbs
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dunlap926

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-04-2014 20:33:37 | More by dunlap926
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-04-2014 15:21:04 | More by rjp217
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roger617

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-04-2014 02:03:34 | More by roger617
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uvm2003

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-03-2014 14:13:55 | More by uvm2003
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nguasta2

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-02-2014 00:49:02 | More by nguasta2
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Ourchestra

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-01-2014 22:28:34 | More by Ourchestra
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-01-2014 15:07:36 | More by HeadyTheElder
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scumation

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-31-2013 02:45:09 | More by scumation
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swtchuck

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-31-2013 02:42:02 | More by swtchuck
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,925 ratings.