Alpha King | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.25/5
6,522 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.66%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#745
Reviews:
1,855
Ratings:
6,522
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
975
Gots:
1,385
Trade:
30
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this as a gift from my dad, the hop head. I drank it in a pilsner glass. No friggin' date on the case, bottle, or label. Get the fuck with it, guys!

Pours a slightly hazy amber/orange, with a 1" head of sticky, off-white foam. Head drops to a nice coating and a ring. Great lacing throughout the drink. Carbonation bubbles lazily rise to the surface.

Strong, citrus-y grapefruit aroma with lemon peels and orange. Caramel candy malts there in the background. Dried apricots and pear esters, as well. Smells great!

The first flavor is a big caramely malt base, quickly blitzed away by pretty strong hop bittering. Grapefruit and lemon taste from hops, very citrus-y. Amarillo hops? As it warms, you can pick up alcohol. Tastes great! Aftertaste is sweet and citrus-y and bitter and very long. Awesome.

Mouthfeel is smooth, with a nice bite from carbonation. Sweet, but certainly not too sweet. Good grab at the back of the throat from hop bittering. Delicious burps!

A truly wonderful, if slightly overdone, version of the style. A delicious beer worthy of an afternoon of drinking. You'd be trashed if you did, though!

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 6,522 ratings
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