Alpha King | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grapefruit and a little pine dominates the nose and initializes the flavors. This complements heavy malt sweetness blending with the hops not perfectly, but well enough to highlight attributes of both. It has a nice body and crisp finish brought-on by hop bitterness and a smattering of alcoholic bite.

This beer doesn't hit perfection in any category, yet it's so close. Its flaws are almost negligible and has been one of my favorite beers for years.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is a red-hued clear amber color with a half-finger white head that slowly fell to light sticky lacing that slightly clings to the glass as I drink. Aroma is fresh citrus and floral hops, along with hints of sweet maltiness present, smells very fresh and clean. Taste is exceptionally balanced between the citrusy hops and the caramelly sweet hops that stand out in this brew, just enough fresh hop oils/ hop resins to create a nice appreciative bitterness that is kept in check by the sweet malt. Tastes great overall, very refreshing and drinkable. Mouthfeel is slick with a moderate body. Perfect level of carbonation, would definitely seek out again.

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.26 out of 5 based on 6,489 ratings.
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