Alpha King | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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:
#764
Reviews:
1,858
Ratings:
6,540
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
974
Gots:
1,396
Trade:
29
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 6,540 |  Reviews: 1,858
Photo of drummermattie02
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of BasementBer
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an enjoyable pale ale. I had heard alot of references to it and had high hopes, it did not disappoint.

A: Pours a solid cream white head with substantial resin and lacing. Orange to amber in color.

S: Citrus, grapefruit and lemons.

T: The malt comes through more than I expected from this pale ale. It is a malt forward pale with substantial bittering that follows all the way to the end.

M: Pockets start to tingle and the wash is zingy from the carbonation.

O: I stand behind, my favorite IPA is brewed by Surly out of Minnesota, and I think they styled on this beer. Still take the surly first, but this is a close second.

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Photo of jacewg
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of tripledbrew
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Kahlerbock
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of nmeiborg
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of hilgart1
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of rfraga77
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of boss024
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of btesta
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of M1A2
4.79/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pixieskid
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of mjmadsen21
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of hippityhophead24
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of nucmedmario
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of HoldenDurden
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeyG1010
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of doucmehu
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of cvm4
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours on the dark side of amber. Seemed high carbonated... I had to pour and let it settle down then pour again. But it has a beautiful off-white/tan head to it.

S - I smell a little hops, malt and fruit. Not a bad combo and pleasant.

T - delicious hoppiness but not an insane amount. Had a nice malt backbone with stoned fruit taste.

M - Very crisp and not heavy at all. Once it calmed down it had the right amount of carbonation.

O - It would be a staple in my rotation if I could get it more often. A solid american pale ale here.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good looking, brown to amber and clear with a one finger head and sparse lace.

Hoppy smell with plenty of caramel malts and fruitiness.

Taste is really hoppy and very delicious. Great malt background and light fruits, plus plenty of pine and a little citrus.

Mouthfeel is great, easy to drink yet crisp and hoppy with a nice bite.

Great beer, I'd love to drink it all the time if I could!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Nachojon
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- A nice amber color with one finger white head. Very nice lacing.

S- A lot of malt stands out in the aroma. Some hops behind.

T- Always a good drinker. Smooth almost rye flavor leading up to the hop hit. Piney and delicious. Nicely balanced.

M- Crisp. Very nice. Doesn't leave any tongue burn but nice for an APA especially one that's so readily available in Chicago.

O- It's legit. It's a go to when the other's aren't there but it's also something that if pressed I would be seeking out.

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 6,540 ratings
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