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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

4,897 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,897
Reviews: 1,667
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 838
Gots: 483 | 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:
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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IronTom

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-18-2013 20:57:54 | More by IronTom
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BB1313

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

I've had this on-tap in the past, but this is the first time having it bottled. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy amber; small off-white head and great retention; decent lacing. The aromas are full of caramel malts, juniper, blueberries, grapefruit, lemon zest, and the slightest amount of booze. I don't know why, but I'm picking up alot of blueberries in the flavors as well, which is cool. The flavors have a very solid bitterness to this one, which seems to outshine the caramel malts. The malts are strong though. Lots of subtle grapefruit and citrus going on. There's alot of body to this one; it's on the fuller side of medium-bodied; active carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed and it's pretty easy to drink.

This is a very nice beer. It blurs the lines between and APA and an IPA, but I have no problem calling this is an APA. Well done.

08-18-2013 20:51:42 | More by BB1313
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johnny29er

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-18-2013 19:56:20 | More by johnny29er
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zenithberwyn

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-18-2013 19:51:43 | More by zenithberwyn
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HisBoyElroy

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-18-2013 05:11:30 | More by HisBoyElroy
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-18-2013 01:52:27 | More by hollywood_15063
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-17-2013 22:50:56 | More by MNBeerGeek
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codynevels

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-17-2013 21:07:48 | More by codynevels
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bmmortale

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-17-2013 16:01:57 | More by bmmortale
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DStoked

Ohio

3/5  rDev -29.6%

08-17-2013 04:25:33 | More by DStoked
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -8.7%

From the bottle into a Funky Buddha snifter. I love the smell of this beer, it's super hoppy, but with a bit of balance to it. It's very dark for a pale. Nice 2-3 finger head, great retention and lacing. Very citrusy taste, but doesn't live up to the smell. A very good pale, not in my top 10, but still very good.

08-17-2013 02:58:16 | More by DonFrap
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-16-2013 01:20:37 | More by mkennedy119
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UcDru

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-15-2013 15:39:07 | More by UcDru
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jgunther71

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-15-2013 14:30:27 | More by jgunther71
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baconman91

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.4%

08-15-2013 14:28:21 | More by baconman91
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yossarian

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-14-2013 23:33:19 | More by yossarian
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APB

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -12%

08-14-2013 23:22:27 | More by APB
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-14-2013 19:14:58 | More by xdefeatsy
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mpgillett

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-14-2013 01:18:38 | More by mpgillett
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HiddenValleyHopHead

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -12%

08-13-2013 20:15:11 | More by HiddenValleyHopHead
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creal92

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-13-2013 19:49:02 | More by creal92
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seanchai

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-11-2013 09:58:01 | More by seanchai
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jkd03c

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-11-2013 03:29:37 | More by jkd03c
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-11-2013 02:15:17 | More by Flabbyjandro
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MagicJeff

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-10-2013 22:12:25 | More by MagicJeff
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 4,897 ratings.