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Alpha King - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,273 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,273
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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3.75/5  rDev -12%

kmanjohnson, Mar 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jayneo74, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

petty_crimes, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Herky21, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

wellsnb, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Viperman1316, Mar 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

foretheloveofbeer, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

DavidHume, Mar 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

greenspointexas, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Soloveitchik, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy almond shell brown, solid stream of bubbles. Off-white head with stellar retention, polka dotted lacing. A little dark for a 'pale ale' but enticing nevertheless. Plus that head....

S: Pine resins and citrus. Clean and clear.

T: Nose plus mild malt sweetness. Tasty.

M: Medium bodied, creamy. Fine carbonation.

O: Really nice, good hop presence and balanced by malts. But if I've gone out of my way enough to find it, there will probably be it's better version (Zombie Dust) available, too.

1000lbgrizzly, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

PSU_Mike, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

afsdan, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of pkalix
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

very copper pour with lots of effervescence and a super creamy tan head. a very beautiful pour and almost perfect in appearance. that's my take....
some citrus aroma, and another, unidentifiable smell... not a great smell... kind of metallic. might have been the ride from indiana....
taste is crisp, mellow and smooth. hop bitterness at the finish, citrus in the middle. some mentioned a 'bubble gum' taste; I can see that although it's not altogether distinguishable. a very nice flavor, very easy to drink with a decent abv to boot!
very smooth. very decent. been waiting a long time to try my first Three Floyds.... thank you to Mike!!!! for the opportunity.... overall, a very good beer! no date on the bottle, which sucks, but very very good....

pkalix, Mar 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

MattCoots, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Keananmichael5, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Tafyob41, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

MWilt, Mar 22, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Currently on tap in the Pint Room (Dublin, OH). First time trying this pale ale from 3Floyds.

A: copper color with minimal head
S: simple citrus smell; expected more hops
T: expected better; I've had other pale ales that compare to this
M: very smooth and drinkable
O: good, but not extraordinary; maybe I just don't like pale ales that much, but being a 3Floyds brew I had to try it

Swettenham_Shire, Mar 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

brewtalthrone, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Jaysmittyland, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Schulte30, Mar 21, 2014
Alpha King from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,273 ratings.