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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

5,123 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,123
Reviews: 1,675
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 867
Gots: 560 | FT: 26
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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Ratings: 5,123 | Reviews: 1,675 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

FLBrew, Feb 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

cathomae, Feb 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

clogger3030, Feb 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

fnieno, Feb 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

jmint, Feb 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

AndrewScottPentland, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Nemers, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

johnyb, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Mcwill51, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

NicholasOfMKE, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

ALLISON01, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Kurmaraja, Feb 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

RinZo, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

replacementpart, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

HoppyBastard2, Feb 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

gotek, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

LanePerson, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

AMac22, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

henshawb, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

djgustafson, Feb 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

DanielHansen0214, Feb 15, 2014
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4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle purchased from the brewery mid Jan 2014. Poured in a Sam Smith pint glass.

Appearance: pretty orange color, good head and retention. Slightly cloudy. 4.5

Smell: sweat citrus. Not all grapefruit, slightly piney 4.5

Taste: Hop forward for sure, not overbearing? Very balanced, certain.y that same citrus smell is tasted also. 4.75

Mouthfeel: smooth, perfect carbonation. Enjoyable

Overall: excellent to be sure. Not ZD but really good APA. For the flagship beer and most attainable of a hard to get brewety, excellent
4.5

Jnashed, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

jmbot4371, Feb 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

starkitsune, Feb 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

brownbeer, Feb 14, 2014
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,123 ratings.