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:
#771
Reviews:
1,862
Ratings:
6,571
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
978
Gots:
1,412
Trade:
29
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3.71/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shy_Traveler45
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pmbrdh
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of labisch
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dlos
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber/copper with with thick white foamy head. Head doesn't go anywhere fast and leaves abundant lacing all over the glass when it does. Hop, citrus and pine on the nose, taste follows with a smooth almost creamy mouthfeel with rich maltiness and perfect carbonation. Great beer!

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

Photo of schrand
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheCondor
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Brought back from a trip to Kentucky.

Appearance - Pours a beautiful cloudy copper color with a thick white, bubbly head that sticks around forever and leaves wicked (say it like folk from Boston do) lacing on the glass. The lacing is like glue on the sides. Probably my favorite feature of the beer.

Smell - Malty, a little bit of bitterness, some fruit. Not as strong of a nose as you would expect.

Taste - Excellently balanced between malty goodness and a nuanced hop flavoring that is superb.

Mouthfeel - Another stand-out aspect of this beer. Goes down smooth, perfectly carbonated, a bit chewy, just excellent.

Overall - As the ratings and other reviews indicate, this is a must drink. Not quite Zombie Dust, but close. Very well done.

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

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4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.76/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smooth citrus depth with a beautiful lingering aftertaste. A pale ale you must try!

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4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwilcox767
4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours a nice amber/golden color with a nice white head.
S - Great citrus and hop notes. Maybe some pineyness in there.
T - Excellent blend of pine/orange/dankness/hops.
M - Light/medium bodied, aftertaste was excellent with lasting hops/citrus flavor.
O - Excellent execution of an APA, but the stand-out aspect for me was the citrus profile. This was hands-down the best orange/citrus flavor that I've ever tasted in a beer. Most PA's have a (IMHO) fatal flaw in the citrus profile where it is either too bitter/sweet/distorted/muted/sour to rank high on my list. This may not make it fantastic for others, but in my book it makes it shine. Buy more (and more) for sure.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Psquared93
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 6,571 ratings