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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

4,671 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,671
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 821
Gots: 398 | 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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dtomes

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-05-2014 01:58:02 | More by dtomes
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RedChrome

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A hazy deep amber colored beer. An inch high cream head faded very slowly. Streams of tightly bunched tiny carbonation bubbles. Thick lace rings.

A gritty hops citrus aroma leaps at the nostrils. A sweet malt back had a light pumpernickel scent. Ends with a bitterness off freshly steeped English tea.

A very flavorful malt backbone. Sweet bread was blended with a nice light lemon citric flavor. The scents of tea in the smell move well into the taste.

Pleasant thickness on the tongue. A burst of carbonation up front dies over time with a shift in flavors.

A very good brew. Works well with a thick beef stew with root vegetables. A nice choice for balanced flavors. Definitely worth a try if you haven't had one before.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 10:56:20 | More by RedChrome
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larbush

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-13-2012 00:19:58 | More by larbush
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Axic10

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle thanks to Vdubb86. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a semi-hazy amber (orangish when held up to light) with a finger of off white foam that settles down to a thin layer.

Smell: Heavy on the hops mixed with lemony citrus and a sweet malt aroma.

Taste: Bitter hops, lemony zest, grapefruit, pine and subtle malty hints as well.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Drinkability: Very good drinking beer that I would buy the hell out of it were readily available to me. Another good brew from Three Floyds.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2011 23:52:56 | More by Axic10
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cnally

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours with a light amber hue. It has absolutely great coloring and density. The smell is almost sweet, setting the stage for the surprisingly sweet taste as well. You can taste the hops - but is not an overwhelming amount. The feel is crisp and light. There is no dry texture here. This beer is delicious and more drinkable than your average pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2008 02:10:07 | More by cnally
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rudy0908

Missouri

5/5  rDev +17.1%

05-25-2012 01:59:28 | More by rudy0908
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YalovaIA

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-09-2012 03:37:27 | More by YalovaIA
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freemanj

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-03-2013 04:30:55 | More by freemanj
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yoitsarch

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-21-2014 00:04:01 | More by yoitsarch
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Screper

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

10-12-2013 01:37:02 | More by Screper
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Jd2391

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-18-2013 18:51:48 | More by Jd2391
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jeffwright

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-03-2013 00:24:37 | More by jeffwright
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-27-2012 19:41:23 | More by lilnicky068
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DrIPA

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-18-2013 11:26:49 | More by DrIPA
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maxcoinage

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-19-2013 16:30:25 | More by maxcoinage
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mmmbeerNY

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-05-2014 17:47:36 | More by mmmbeerNY
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domtronzero

California

3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Slightly murky orange copper with the standard, average-lasting whitish head. Little lacing.

S - Piny citrusy hop aroma. Slight caramelly malt sweetness. Otherwise clean.

F/M - Piny/citrusy hops, slight malty sweetness, caramelly and bready. Medium-high bitterness, clean, dry finish. Slightly oily with a slight astringency in the finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

D - Good, clean, dry finish. Refreshing and easy drinking, but the astringency is a little distracting.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 23:47:12 | More by domtronzero
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miadw3

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-10-2013 02:22:12 | More by miadw3
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

02-26-2014 16:47:57 | More by JIMTRK16
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hpthebull

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-01-2013 21:25:25 | More by hpthebull
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-20-2013 16:02:21 | More by Seaba
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IronTom

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-18-2013 20:57:54 | More by IronTom
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badboy7113

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-21-2013 11:40:18 | More by badboy7113
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Goobastic

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-02-2013 17:14:30 | More by Goobastic
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Hopmarc

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-03-2012 15:20:51 | More by Hopmarc
Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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