Alpha King | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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95
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6,489 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
Ratings:
6,489
Reviews:
1,843
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
Wants:
974
Gots:
1,366
For Trade:
30
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Photo of JEdmund
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous ruby color, clear, and a firm cap of foam. Leaves thick lacing. Head formation is maintaining throughout.

Smell is big for style...could be mistaken for an IPA. Apricot-like fruit notes as well as some doughy malt and maybe a bit of piney hop.

Taste isn't as big as aroma but certainly on par for style. Carbonation yields a full-ish feel but it finishes light enough for an APA. Finish has a nice bitterness that complements those fruity hops in the beginning. Seems like a lot of malt for pale ale, but it's not heavy, and I'm sure they're needed for all those IBUs. Seems right in between a pale and an IPA. The more I drink, the more it seems like an IPA though!

It really is a solid pale ale, and at 6% it is on the heftier end, but I'm not complaining. I'm really enjoying this and happy I have 5 more! Would love to try more from Los Tres Floyds.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grapefruit and a little pine dominates the nose and initializes the flavors. This complements heavy malt sweetness blending with the hops not perfectly, but well enough to highlight attributes of both. It has a nice body and crisp finish brought-on by hop bitterness and a smattering of alcoholic bite.

This beer doesn't hit perfection in any category, yet it's so close. Its flaws are almost negligible and has been one of my favorite beers for years.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of danielocean03
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is a red-hued clear amber color with a half-finger white head that slowly fell to light sticky lacing that slightly clings to the glass as I drink. Aroma is fresh citrus and floral hops, along with hints of sweet maltiness present, smells very fresh and clean. Taste is exceptionally balanced between the citrusy hops and the caramelly sweet hops that stand out in this brew, just enough fresh hop oils/ hop resins to create a nice appreciative bitterness that is kept in check by the sweet malt. Tastes great overall, very refreshing and drinkable. Mouthfeel is slick with a moderate body. Perfect level of carbonation, would definitely seek out again.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.26 out of 5 based on 6,489 ratings.
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