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:
#805
Reviews:
1,870
Ratings:
6,616
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
985
Gots:
1,439
Trade:
29
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 6,616 |  Reviews: 1,870
Photo of mudROCK
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great beer, although it has somehow become the bud light of 3F offerings for me. Maybe just because it is so available? Still, a great beer, no doubt.

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

Photo of 12ozfan
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tombstone05
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dkloubec
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grapeshops
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Czequershuus
3.69/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a rich amber with a large head. The aroma starts with a decent note of caramel, followed by a huge whiff of pine, then lemon and orange peel, dried mango,and roses. The flavor starts with a good balance of bitter and sweet tones, with notes of caramel, pine, dried mango, violets, roses, orange peel, lemon peel, and butterscotch. The mouthfeel is swiftly approaching fullness, with and solid amount of bubbly carbonation. Overall this is a very good beer, with loads of bitterness and solid balancing malt. but I must admit, it fails to capture my attention as much as I thought it would - maybe my expectations were to high, but while this is tasty, it is not exceptional.

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Photo of Kdouble
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kjacb23
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my personal favorites

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Photo of blevinsaj
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stephens14ad
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Extrajoker00
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

On tap. Yum.

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Photo of heddar33
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Delta6014
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a clear glass. Has a very dark orange appearance, along with particles floating around from within the beer. Has moderate carbonation, thick head, good lacing.

Has a lot of herbal and floral elements, along with caramel malts. Also earthy and piney. Tropical too, with smells of tangerines, oranges, pineapple, and other sweet citrus. All very sweetly pungent.

Tastes grassy, earthy, and piney of course. Has a very relaxed caramel malt that balances with the bitter hops. Also tastes of grapefruit and lemon peel. Feels medium bodied, thick and crisp.

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Photo of nhirsch04
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hightide
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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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 6,616 ratings