Alpha King
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #45
ABV:
6.66%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,077
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 8.96%
Reviews:
1,969
Ratings:
5,031
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 09, 2022
Added:
Jul 23, 2000
Wants:
  984
Gots:
  1,526
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: A bold yet balanced American Pale Ale with slight caramel sweetness and aggressive citrus hoppiness. This is our flagship beer.

68 IBU
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Rated: 4.21 by DrOfGolf from Delaware

Aug 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by cold_beer

Aug 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts

Jul 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by caffeinelogic from New York

Jul 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.47 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Jun 25, 2022
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Rated by FoggyHead

4.84/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Citrus and caramel aromas , with tastes of malt followed by a hop profile that doesn't overwhelm. Excellent classic APA.
Jun 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

May 16, 2022
 
Rated: 2 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Mar 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by KT3418 from Colorado

Feb 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by dan_amdg from Illinois

Feb 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Feb 11, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4.25 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Feb 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.93 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Feb 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.33 by Grupatre from Michigan

Dec 28, 2021
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Look: It pours copper with an off white head. Head retention is excellent.

Smell: There are citrus aromas up front with some caramel. There are some pine notes in support with dried apricot notes.

Taste: It has a definitive malt presence with caramel and citrus. The balance is nearly even with a slight tilt towards the hops. In addition there are pine and dried apricots.

Feel: It has a medium body with strong bitterness in the finish without being harsh.

Overall, a very good pale ale that is slightly balanced towards the hops.
Dec 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.27 by minstrelwb from Indiana

Dec 21, 2021
 
 
Rated: 4.27 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by davisdahlberg6 from Tennessee

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
No canned on date…
Appearance: Pours a dark orange copper, almost red in color. About a finger of white-yellow foam with good head retention and lacing down the glass. Translucent, but I think that is a more due to the color, there isn’t any floating sediment.
Smell: Initial notes of pine and bready caramel malts with a subtle sweetness. Notes of apricot and tangerine are also present. Prevailing sweetness is present from the middle to the back with caramel, rye bread, and slight toffee malts.

Taste: Bitter hops on the front end with pine, grapefruit, and orange rind that adds to the prevailing sweetness. I also get hints of apricot, tangerine, pineapple, and maybe some mango. Caramel and bready malt profile provides a solid back bone with a bit of rye spiciness on the back end.

Feel: Medium carbonation gives the smooth mouth feel and enhances the malt profile and flavors. Thicker than I remember and maybe that is because it is slightly older. Minimal alcohol warmness and overall enjoyable.

Overall: I think this beer is a bit on the older side, but certainly hasn’t gone bad. Malt flavors are a bit more pronounced, and the edge of the hops is taken off slightly but still enjoyable. Classic beer with great hops and beautiful supporting malt backbone. Always happy to enjoy this beer and I will definitely keep buying it.
Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by n2492004 from Michigan

Nov 13, 2021
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Amber with chill haze, dense white head, nice retention, awesome lace
Big pine (verging on aspirin) and grapefruit zest aroma
Flavor starts grapefruit zest, heads toward pine, then u-turns back to grapefruit rind
Medium-light bodied and appropriately carbonated
A well made WCIPA.
Nov 13, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Nov 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by slimntubbs from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by miwestcoaster from Michigan

Oct 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.64 by Seshin from California

Oct 19, 2021
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a slightly hazy light brown with a persistent fluffy head and lots of lacing.

Smells of slightly dank piney grassy hops with some citrus.

Tastes of hops and malt first followed by slightly tart citrus with a slightly bitter finish.

Medium light body with light prickly carbonation. Clean dry mouthfeel.

This hoppy ale could be considered to be a slightly lighter West Coast IPA. Very drinkable and well made.
Oct 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Profundobaso from New York

4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look - poured from a 12 oz bottle. Copper in color, transparent, small but foamy head with decent lacing retention.

Smell - a balance of dried fruits, malts, and some sweet/syrupy notes. some hops also present, mostly pine and a bit of citrus. this is a complex one.

Taste - the taste is as complex as the smell. hop forward, but only moderately so. smoothed out by a wave of malts and syrup like sweetness. the hops come back in the end and leaves behind a long and slightly sweet finish - the kind typical of an exemplary IPA or hoppy ale.

Feel - medium bodied, average carbonation, and moderate in ABV at 6.66%.

Overall - for a flagship beer, this is remarkably complex and pretty damn tasty.
Oct 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by Rainintheface from Florida

Sep 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.61 by Mortarforker from Texas

Sep 25, 2021
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a reddish brown color with a foamy head that lasts quite a while. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste starts slightly sweet but finishes with a hoppy bitterness.
Sep 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by chiefz1 from New York

Sep 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by GRFounder from Michigan

Aug 29, 2021
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Rated by cindiwindi1025 from Michigan

4.94/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I pretty much have had the best beers of my life with all of the 3 FLoyds I have had
Aug 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by BigIronH from Michigan

Aug 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.39 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Aug 18, 2021
 
Rated: 2.67 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

Aug 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by Beerbellyzombie from Indiana

Aug 17, 2021
Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 7000 ratings