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
Ranking:
#1,382
Reviews:
1,875
Ratings:
6,645
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
Wants:
989
Gots:
1,448
Trade:
30
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2/5  rDev -52.9%

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2/5  rDev -52.9%

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2/5  rDev -52.9%

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2.26/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a bottle into my Hill Farmstead chalice.

A: Pours a hazy copper color with an inch of head, just a touch of lace.

S: Aroma is sickly sweet, unpleasant to me.

T: Very malty, unbalanced.

M: Sticky, tough to drink..

O: Really disappointing!

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2.5/5  rDev -41.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.2%

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2.62/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.66/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Light amber-copper color. Clear body, filtered, average carbonation. Inch head of white retains better than average.

Smell: Some piney hops, some floral qualities, but not in the skillfully dry-hopped sense of delicacy. This doesn't have a real strong nose. Some sweet carmelized sugar scents from the malts. Oranges.

Taste: Some light citrus notes, orange and piney hop flavors. Not a real substantial malt base, some dry biscuit and carmel flavors. Not very different than the masses of pale ales out there. This tries to breach the PA - IPA boundary, but doesn't really commit to either. Only the slightest bitterness in the finish. I can't reccommend this beer because it doesn't have any direction.

Mouthfeel: Medium to low carbonation. The body is light and easy to quaff, but doesn't really offer any substance.

Drinkability: Not difficult to drink, but not interesting enough to make me want another. Just because this brewery makes some real gems, doesn't mean that everything it makes is good, or even competent.

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2.67/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

L: Copper, slightly darker than expected. Pretty clear. Great lacy head.

S: Great citrus smell.

T: Strong malt and some undesirable bitterness - I love a bitter beer, but this as too malty/metallic and I didn't enjoy it. Citrus finish is the only saving grace.

F: Appropriately carbonated.

O: Good smell, look, and feel but the taste was not enjoyable for me.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This is bland and boring. Nothing special

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2.82/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

There's no hype behind this one so I can't taste it as well. Seriously though, was unimpressed and found it more bitter than I was ready for at the time.

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 6,645 ratings