Alpha King | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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:
6,476
Reviews:
1,843
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
Wants:
973
Gots:
1,356
For Trade:
30
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A great APA. A lot more flavor here than most offerings in the style, which is typical for 3F. Have had this before but just had it again and it is a lot better than I remember. If you are an APA person or an IPA person I still think you'll love this beer. Floral hops and balanced sweetness, great finish. If you have a chance to get it, don't pass it up.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear and bright copper, quite dark for a pale ale, with a large frothy, creamy and sticky off-white head.

Nose is big on the citrus hops but with a nice tropical fruit (mango, pineapple) character besides. Rich buttery caramel malt base justifies the beer's color, and the added complexity is welcomed. A bit spicy and vegetal.

Much more malt-forward on the palate, surprisingly balanced. A good bit earthier and breadier than the malt notes in the nose suggest. Hop flavor takes on a rather straightforward and distinct slightly dry navel orange note with a touch of pithy bitterness. A bit of dried leaf flavor on the finish.

On the light side of medium bodied, soft and round and what I might call "fleshy." Quite palatable. Finishes with a moderately drying hoppy bitterness, but otherwise doesn't lean too far in any one direction. Nice.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.26 out of 5 based on 6,476 ratings.
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