Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Alpha King | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Alpha KingAlpha King
6,530 Ratings
Alpha KingAlpha King

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,530 |  Reviews: 1,857
Photo of Llamameister
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of rdub
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BRClemons
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of mcsauter82
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of midlifec
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of HopAttack3
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Shy5
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aldape81080
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Inglewood
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DerekQXQX
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Rado
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of fireman1013
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Gaffattack
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BigZ2214
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Huolis72
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of StubFaceJoe
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of joeseppy
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bruised/overripe tropical fruit color. Less than generous white cap with low lacing.

A mellifluous tropical blend, sweet base malt and pine.

Love the hop profile giving me bitter hop leaf, pine needle and melded well with semi-sweet malt.

Medium to full bodied. Very smooth as in a Canadien Mist way. Bitter hop, not earthy at all, lingers well in the cranium with alcohol.

How can one come to the Chicagoland area and not fall in love with this having tried it-I would be heart sick to leave this behind. Nothing pretentious or screaming out "look at me!". Fantastic American pale ale and one from FFF to pull the trigger on!

 638 characters

Photo of TubaDan
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Darko0071
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Sean66
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Shagator
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of kguard
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of loganburgh
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of PJHOY
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%

Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 6,530 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.