Alpha King | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94%
Liked This Beer
4.25 w/ 6,503 ratings
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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:
#740
Reviews:
1,848
Ratings:
6,503
Liked:
6,116
Avg:
4.25/5
pDev:
8.94%
Alströms:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
974
Gots:
1,376
Trade:
30
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,503 |  Reviews: 1,848
Photo of GrumpyGas
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle dated 04/13/17 poured into a pint glass shows a dark orange gold body and floats a 1/2in white head with mixed bubble sizes with excellent artistic lacing.
Aroma and taste is exactly what I expect from beer. Clean, fresh, airy, doughy biscuit malt, and ...did I say clean?
Mouthfeel is light and leaning medium with an oily, yet satisfying finish.
Overall this is the beer that staked their claim to hype, and it doesn't disappoint.

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Photo of MeIquiades
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KalCal
4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

An outstanding Pale Ale. Extremely well made and balanced throughout. Great hop profile with a great lingering finish, that is never bitter or harsh.

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

Photo of dflo32
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of braican
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rjd722
4.74/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BrewSTL
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck1
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have tried on tap and bottle. Both awesome if you get a fresh bottle. Hopped up Pale and if it did not have such a nice caramel malt backbone it would be an IPA.
Lovely copper color with tropical fruits and pine with a sweet malt smell. Taste follows the nose. Tropical fruit taste first then a bit bitter followed by a sweet malt backbone. If a really good IPA hooked up with a really good Pale this would be the result. I think it is every bit as good as Zombie Dust.

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Photo of Jondor
4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Squasman93
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TangoJuliet
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Alpha King brewed by 3 Floyds Brewing Co., With an ABV of 6.66 % This American Pale Ale pours out a nice brown amber color with a nice foamy white head. There is a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hop bitterness, and a slight sweetness in the smell. There is some nice grain and malt notes in the smell of this American Pale Ale. Really digging the copper color of this brew. Now for the taste it is bold with hop bitterness, and a slight sweetness. You also pick up on some nice grains and malts in the taste of this American Pale Ale. There is also a slight roosted flavor in the taste of Alpha King . It is really hard to pick up on the 6.66% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. The body of Alpha King is a nice medium to heavy. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it goes down nice and smooth. The mouth feel of Alpha King is bold, hoppy, clean, smooth,and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving this American Pale Ale a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the chance to. 3 Floyds Brewing Co., Did a super nice job with this brew. If you are looking for a dark yet smooth pale ale look this brew up.

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

A very good IPA from a very good brewery.

This beer pours a dark amber with a thin white head and some lacing. The nose comes across as fruity, tropical, and maybe sweet---but in a bubblegum kind of way---combined with some very faint dankness. The flavor is remarkable in balance---it's bitter, tart, and malty all in equal measure. There's an alcohol bite at the end, that kind of unfolds across the palate. All told, a superior contribution to the IPA canon.

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

Photo of ahommell
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dipaslife4me
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of fitrock2112
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured Alpha King into a Belgian Tulip.
A - Pours a light amber with a finger and a half of off white head.
S - Grapefruit, pineapple, and citrus on first sniff. I'm also getting some light coconut with dank hops.
T - The flavor mimics the aroma. Tasty stuff here! More hops, pineapple, citrus and a touch of coconut.
M - Medium carbonation with medium to full mouthfeel.
O - A Pale ale thats on steroids. Delicious!

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Photo of Stefko
3.57/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zshaft
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kash2112
3.68/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonB25
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94% out of 100 with 6,503 ratings
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