Alpha King | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

6,446 Ratings
Alpha KingAlpha King

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful amber color with a 3 finger rich, creamy,off-white head that sticks to the glass. Nice lacing.

Smells thick of hops, like standing in a hop field. The name is apt, smells of high alpha hops. If you love hops you would love that smell. Personally, too much, I can't get past all the hops. I can't smell the beer.

Taste is not as bitter as the smell suggests. More balanced. A little yeast, some malt, somewhat woody, and then the hops comes on in the end. Not overpowering. Very pleasant.

Medium body, smooth, zesty. Nice effervescent tingle. That's beer!

I am not a huge hophead. In fact I don't like most IPAs. This is an APA. But I do like this one! The smell of hops is a bit thick, and the aftertaste is a bit to hoppy for me, but that's the style. It absolutely represents the style well. There are times when I'm in a hoppy mood. I usually turn to an Imperial Stout, but those are quite heavy. This is a little lighter, a bit more drinkable. I could have another.

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.26 out of 5 based on 6,446 ratings.
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