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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Ratings: 6,591 |  Reviews: 1,866
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

A: red with about 1 finger white head fine lacing
S: citrus with hints of piney sweetness to it
T: very drinkable smooth hoppiness, pine after taste leaves you wanting more
M: perfect carbonation there but not overly pronounced, slightly on the thicker side for a pale ale.
O: great beer overall have yet to hate a beer from three Floyd's another must try beer

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3.4/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a robust copper color with about a finger’s breadth of off-white, almost ivory colored head comprised of medium-sized bubbles. Respectable retention and lacing. The aroma is of spicy and earthen hop cones, a bit of pine sap, some wet earth, and orange citrus. It tastes similar, but with a greater emphasis on the orange citrus. A bit of lemon rind and grapefruit come through as well. Earthen notes, including grass and pine, are more predominant than the spicy character that was notable on the nose. Hint of caramel malt on the end. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin, but rich in carbonation with a nearly effervescent quality. Finish is wet and refreshing, but doesn’t linger longer than wanted. Overall, this is a very drinkable and enjoyable pale ale. While commendable, it lacks a certain depth that some other top-tier examples may provide, seeming somewhat one-dimensional. Still, this only adds to the drinkability, as it prevents it from becoming too filling or overwhelming; in that regard, great success here.

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 6,591 ratings