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:
#768
Reviews:
1,862
Ratings:
6,570
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
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978
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1,412
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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12oz bottle (bottled on 06/17/16) served in a milkshake pilsner glass.

Appearance: Hazy copper-amber. Thin off white head, lots of fine persistent lacing all over the glass.

Smell: Pine, orange. Not much else.

Taste: Very hoppy. Strong pine and citrus hop flavors, with some herbal notes as well. A bready and mildly caramelized malt for balance. Finish is not as hoppy as I would have expected. There is some bitterness, but it is muted pine and orange tea.

Mouthfeel: Quite smooth, nicely thick. A bit chewy. Light carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: Very drinkable. Full flavored, good balance between hops and malt, very hoppy, but not a palate wrecker. I could easily have another of these. Went well with burger and grilled corn. A very good APA.

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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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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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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 6,570 ratings