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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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5,013 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,013
Reviews: 1,671
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 841
Gots: 519 | FT: 25
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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Photo of santa216
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

santa216, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of donkeyrunner
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

@ Girl and Goat, Chicago IL

Dark honey color with a thick head. Kingly lace and retention.

Immersive grapefruit and wet grass aroma. So good.

Tastes like grapefruit juice. Lots and lots of hoppy grapefruit goodness with very little bitterness. Nice carmelized malt background. Sometimes I wonder why I love grapefruity beers but don't drink regular grapefruit juice. It has no alcohol, vitamin C, and it's cheaper. Beer is beer.

My first ever Three Floyds on tap. It's not something you forget.

donkeyrunner, Sep 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

bca115, Sep 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

instinct2, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Plane2port, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

ducksoup, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

C_Roetting, Sep 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Rod_J, Sep 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Agentveba, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

JMurphy41, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Hacksaw99, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

millerbuffoon, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

scxcrunner, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Beerandboards, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of SleepyDrunk
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance- Dark amber. Crisp, white head.

Aroma- Strong malts up front with a distinct pine smell towards the middle with citrus notes that linger throughout.

Flavor- A pleasant bitter taste that is immediately followed with the pine up front. The citrus notes come through towards the finish balancing the beer off nicely.

Mouthfeel- Bitterness throughout, medium body, high carbonation. Wonderful finish.

Overall- This is one loaded pale ale - not for the faint of heart. Full of wonderful hop notes and a distinct malt profile. Very bitter for a pale ale, but not unpleasant. Certainly one of the better pales out there. Highly recommended.

SleepyDrunk, Sep 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

InfragilisBrew, Sep 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

milenko5, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

diehl07, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

rxeight, Sep 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

JJH1018, Sep 13, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev -11%

Poured from tap into nonic pint at the brewery. Deep caramel color with a nice foamy head. Piney hop and sweet caramel aroma. taste is bitter hops with some sweet caramel finish. For me the bitterness is just too much. Its actually way too bitter for my likes; which is the norm for FFF. Huge malt and bitter profile - and lots of people like that, just not me. Good brew for sure, I just don't get the hype on this one.

DrinkSlurm, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Thirsty_Moe, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

neorunner, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

langchops, Sep 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Sep 11, 2013
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,013 ratings.