Alpha King | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.25/5
6,520 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:
#744
Reviews:
1,855
Ratings:
6,520
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
975
Gots:
1,385
Trade:
30
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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

A - Beautifully crafted brew of copper, mostly clear, with an substantial head that fades but does not disappear. Lacing is extensive.

S - Strong pine and lemon, combined with some shades of grass and other vegetal notes.

T - Hop hop hop. The smells of lemon and pine come through in the front, with a sudden and bitter bite that starts out mirrored with certain sweet notes of honey and malt coupled with subtle minerality but ends with a ferocious bitter blast of grapefruit pith and a sour lemon note that lingers.

M - This is a beer that lingers. Carbonation does help keep some of the resins off, the oils do coat the tongue and tingle there long after the beer itself has been swallowed.

O - I find this beer a pleasure, but not always an easy one. Though other Three Floyds might represent a finer example of what beer can be, this is a pretty clear statement of what a Three Floyds beer is. Strong, almost brutish, an explosion of flavor. I enjoy the contrasts, and think the beer represents a very successful statement of how big and robust a beer can be below 7% ABV.

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4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Darker amber color than I was expecting and there was a good two fingers of head that stays the whole way down.

Smell of citrus hops is crisp and clean.

Taste is of citrus and hop forward that is pulled back by the malt backbone before it wrecks your palate. The best part about this beer is the slight hint of pine as the beer finishes. A slight bitterness leaves you wanting more. Overall a smooth mouthfeel considering the bold taste.

This is another quality pale ale from FFFs. Lots of flavor, yet enough balance to allow you to drink a few of them!

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 6,520 ratings
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