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Alpha King - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,275 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,275
Reviews: 1,684
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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

chewy6935, Mar 21, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle dated 1/16/14

A - bright orange hue

S - Citrus notes on the nose...

T - Citrus, but not nearly as hoppy as what I'm comparing it too, Zombie Dust

M - Solid, not too sticky, enjoyable

Overall, this is a solid pale ale, but not up there with the top beers I've had. Crisp and enjoyable though.

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

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

DMaCATO, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of scotorum
3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One of the last of my wonderful haul from my rather one-sided trade with BigStein88. I got so much more than he did. But Im working on evening that out a little.

Funny metallic multi-colored label of a crazy-eyed, naked Alpha King dropping hops into a glass of beer.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass. Clear amber with a two inch tall white head which receded slowly to rocky surface foam and dense patterned lacing.

s: Citrus so strong it made me cough. But then so did the FW Velvet Merlin I had earlier, so maybe it's just me. Vinegar later, which always makes me cough. So maybe it's the beer after all. Fortunately after awhile that fades away.

t: A sort of bubble gummy initial flavor was quickly overshadowed by a wave of piney hop bite. Became slightly vinegary, but not enough to be bothersome. Later a pleasing malt/hop balance is achieved with piney hops prominent.

m: Medium with good body and very smooth.

o; It looked and at first smelled so good, the taste was a bit odd but ok. Perhaps an old bottle, no date info anywhere I could find, and Dating Beer does not list any info on how to find it if it IS there somewhere. None of the fruitiness a pale ale ought to at least hint at.

scotorum, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

MaximumYuks, Mar 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

PickwickHopz, Mar 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Alpha King from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,275 ratings.