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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:
#757
Reviews:
1,857
Ratings:
6,530
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
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Pours a stunning red-amber with fine lacing carbonation. Smells like a great big citrusy ball of hops, but it's not as boring as it should be at this stage in my hoppy American beer-drinking life. The floral and citrus notes just balance so nice...

And it don't taste too bad neither. Hoppy as hell, but if you didn't know that, then you didn't look up "alpha acids" on wikipedia before you bought this beer and you're getting what you deserve. It tastes like citrus, grass, and mounds of bittering hops. Yes, it's another American-style hop bomb, but Three Floyds has taken a single-minded style and just nailed it completely. The mouthfeel is crisp, with a strong carbonation that complements the hop profile. It's crisp and refreshing, and I could see myself knocking back a bunch of these. Hell, I just did.

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 6,530 ratings
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