Alpha King | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.25/5
6,513 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:
#742
Reviews:
1,854
Ratings:
6,513
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
975
Gots:
1,381
Trade:
30
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,513 |  Reviews: 1,854
Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear reddish brown with generous lacing from a slightly off white thick frothy head

S -Grapefruit comes blasting through, followed by a touch of a malty backbone

T - Very much like the nose, but the grapefruit is powerful at first, then muted by the maltiness. Incredibly well balanced.

M - Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Just a touch of film left on the tongue, but otherwise fairly devoid of much aftertaste at all.

O - This is a great representation of an American Pale Ale. Just the right balance of darn near everything. Great beer.

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Photo of cwguy5
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jisom123 for this one! Poured from bottle into Dogfish Head pint/pilsner glass.

A - pretty deep, clear amber color with thin white head that quickly faded to the thinnest white cap; some spotty lacing
S - light aroma of pear, honeysuckle, some honey, light funk at end that i can't quite put my finger on
T - hard to describe for me; some aromatic hops at beginning that lead to a little dark honey, maybe some pecan; very dry finish
M - light-medium prickly carbonation; medium body, slightly coating; dry finish leads to bitter linger along with faint floral notes
D - not in love with this one though not bad at all; having a hard time putting my finger on a specific flavor/smell - more curious than good or bad; a little bitter for me at end but i'm not really a hop head; wondering if this has started to fade at all.

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Photo of melissab318
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of robear
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of bespin15
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of kenzilka007
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of FrostyWPG
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of analogchainsaw
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Bustersuess
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jamesod
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of MinorThreat
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of JMUbrewz
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Purified
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Biff_Tannen
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of tar
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark coppery color, nice foamy white head. Lacing on glass as head dissipates. Lacing persists as beer is consumed as does a very thin head. A very attractive beer. Smells of citrus and hops, not overpowering but very pleasant. Decent taste, hoppy with a citrus overtone. A nice feel, not very heavy. Readily drunk, a good overall beer.

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Photo of ystazi
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of sirpsycho
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Poured a nice amber, nice slightly off-white head that left lacing. Aroma was very inviting, nice citrus and pine notes. Flavor is slight hoppy, again nice citrus and pine flavors, very subtle, not over the top. Will be having this one again.

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Photo of MaxOhle
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Drucifer
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 6,513 ratings
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