Alpha King | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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On draft. I can't quite understand the hype that surrounds this beer. Thin, weak and one-noted.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a burnt orange-amber color with a bit of redishness and a nice three finger head of pure white foam. The head has an amazing level of retention, very slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest bready smell mixed with a lighter level of a grapefruit hop. Along with these aromas comes some grass and pine as well as little bit of caramel to produce a rather nice aroma overall.

Taste- The taste begins with a great bready and slightly doughy taste. Along with these flavors comes some hop notes of a mainly grapefruit hop taste along with a little bit of a caramel and some light toast. The toast and caramel remain rather light throughout the taste, with the bready and doughy tastes fading just a bit. Other hop flavors of a grassy and pine flavor join the now slightly stronger grapefruit to leave a rather bready and nicely hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is average to slightly thicker than average with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The feel is very good for the hop and bready flavors of the brew and makes for a nice more mouth coating medium, but is not overly thick to kill the more refreshing pale ale characteristics of the beer.

Overall – A very nice pale ale overall with tons of great flavors and a nice hop blend. This is renowned for a reason… it is very good.

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 6,675 ratings