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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

4,777 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,777
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 826
Gots: 428 | FT: 24
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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hopkrid

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-03-2013 04:10:39 | More by hopkrid
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irish01980

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-02-2013 19:59:58 | More by irish01980
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Brabander

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-02-2013 07:40:54 | More by Brabander
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dalepryor

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-02-2013 07:25:02 | More by dalepryor
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hoptician

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-02-2013 04:07:50 | More by hoptician
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MattPfeifer

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-01-2013 22:13:56 | More by MattPfeifer
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311Reeves

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-01-2013 19:52:13 | More by 311Reeves
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-01-2013 17:06:03 | More by ChicagoNick
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MetricOcean

Minnesota

4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very balanced, aroma-hop-forward, well crafted American Pale Ale. The nose on this thing is fresh and citrusy, some pine, some sweetness. Taste is not aggressive but very assertive, no harsh bitterness at all. Lemon comes through strong and is followed by a subdued soft bitterness. Modest sweet cereal body ties it all together. Light alcohol flavor, but hidden enough that it could sneak up on you. More drinkable than its 6.6 ABV would suggest. Overall this is an incredible Pale Ale, and it most definitely lives up to the hype it gets. Well done. 89/100

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 21:21:19 | More by MetricOcean
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nharres

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12%

10-30-2013 20:44:50 | More by nharres
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mecmd

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-30-2013 05:21:40 | More by mecmd
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sorvats

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-29-2013 21:56:42 | More by sorvats
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deebo

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

10-29-2013 03:04:01 | More by deebo
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e30todamax

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

10-29-2013 01:36:12 | More by e30todamax
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-29-2013 00:01:20 | More by AnalogErik
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

10-28-2013 23:45:24 | More by meatyard
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BSuter

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

10-28-2013 16:39:00 | More by BSuter
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petermethot

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

10-28-2013 00:08:10 | More by petermethot
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Msudukie

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-27-2013 05:09:51 | More by Msudukie
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michaelg137

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

10-26-2013 19:57:20 | More by michaelg137
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours a dark amber color with a nice white head with superb lacing. The smell is mildly hoppy...of the piney variety. not quite an IPA but too much to be a pale, too. The taste is definitely more like a pale than an IPA though (its like a toned down zombie dust honestly) defintely taste the cascade hops here but its not too much and i still would consider this a pale. for the style its superb. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. very creamy feel.

Overall for a pale ale this is one of the best in the world.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 19:31:19 | More by Axnjxn
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CATVDK

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

10-26-2013 17:28:54 | More by CATVDK
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

10-26-2013 16:19:19 | More by bacher468
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doce3135

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

10-25-2013 23:12:27 | More by doce3135
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MrDave

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

10-25-2013 15:39:45 | More by MrDave
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,777 ratings.