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%
 
 
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Photo of Cylinsier
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap

Pours mostly clear amber, yellowish white head is finely textured and retains well.

Aroma of biscuit, caramel, walnut and dry woody hops.

Flavor is of biscuit, walnut, almond, pine and earthy hops.

Medium body, lightly stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

This is an exceptionally well balanced IPA. Good flavor and body. Would have again, very enjoyable.

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Photo of nvr
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jduprey007
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlanBottomley
3.43/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dukeandduke
3.42/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

9/12/18 (Chicago): Purchased at Three Floyds 7/21/18 ($11 six pack). Dark murky copper pour, light off-white head and lacing, Faint lemon citrus aroma. Unique blend of citrus, lemon, hops and malt. Balanced, not bitter. Slightly dry mouth feel, thin texture, slightly fizzy, easy smooth drinking. Overall very good offering.

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Photo of mojuyt
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NCSapiens
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of snapp1422
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VolatileAgent7744
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Unclevince
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeyJellico
3.61/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured from a the tap into a pint glass at Beer Head Pub in Schaumburg, IL. The appearance was a dark Amber color with a large white head. The aroma was citrus driven with some malt tossed in.

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Photo of estruntz
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stadmo1
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tony210
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper color, big billowy white head that slowly fades. Faint aroma of lemon and a little soap. This is basically an IPA posing as a pale ale; quite bitter, nice floral hops. Appropriate carbonation, medium bodied. Overall a good beer.

8/14/18
12 oz bottle dated 6/31/18
4 rating

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Photo of Headmann
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dazka
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz single from Whole Foods - bottled June 28/18 - so just over 3 weeks old. Poured out a near clear golden amber with off white head. Aroma is citrus peel, a bit of caramel, some floral hops. Taste starts with the sweet caramel, but then overtaken by the hoppy citrus - some mango, pineapple. This is a (great) hoppy pale ale (IPA wannabe) -medium in body lingering bitter finish - just plain great!!

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Photo of robotic_being
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BSChief
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Their flagship brew, I think. Hop-forward but with excellent balance. Strong but not too strong.

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Photo of Wavve
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite IPA's

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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