Alpha King | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

6,478 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

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic! Of all the three floyds pales this really stands out. Balanced, restrained, yet full and satisfying. Its a little dark for a pale, but that's where any criticism ends. bright tropical and citrus notes on the nose, sweet and sharp on the tongue. light-medium and effervescent mouth feel. its really one of the best pale ales out there.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper golden yellow with a thin layer of white foam.

Grapefruit and orangey citrus dominate the nose with a subtle sweetness.

Caramel and toffee like malt sweetness, grapefruit and orange.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, crisp, balanced.

Overall, a solid APA, wish the price tag was a bit more reasonable.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very balanced, aroma-hop-forward, well crafted American Pale Ale. The nose on this thing is fresh and citrusy, some pine, some sweetness. Taste is not aggressive but very assertive, no harsh bitterness at all. Lemon comes through strong and is followed by a subdued soft bitterness. Modest sweet cereal body ties it all together. Light alcohol flavor, but hidden enough that it could sneak up on you. More drinkable than its 6.6 ABV would suggest. Overall this is an incredible Pale Ale, and it most definitely lives up to the hype it gets. Well done. 89/100

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.26 out of 5 based on 6,478 ratings.
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