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:
#805
Reviews:
1,870
Ratings:
6,616
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
985
Gots:
1,439
Trade:
29
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Ratings: 6,616 |  Reviews: 1,870
Photo of BabyFaceBrew
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of michaelbrian
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Dark gold in color with some orange hue. The crown is a light golden color and about half a finger worth.
The smell is dank and malty. It's got a sweetness to it.
The taste is amazing. Lightly dank with a very nice malt backbone that is sweet almost like honey.
Mouthfeel is wet and sticky.
Overall, this has always been a classic to me.

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Photo of Cordyceps
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of T101603
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of untitledeuphoria
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sniper106
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AColtonOfBeer
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice amber to goldish orange with a nice traceable white head, not too thick.

First whif of the head is intertwined malt and hop.

The taste was quite layered, first tastes are caramel and malt with a nice medium mouthfeel, aftertaste gives way to an almost pinelike bitterness with fading hop flavor.

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Photo of Johnnyrafer
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of digboy
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gifted by a friend - first beer I've had from these guys. No date found but likely two months old.

Pours a surprising amber color for a pale ale. thin white head that laces well on the glass.

Smell is mostly sweet malt with a hint of citrus peeking through. If "aggressive" citrus was a goal of the hopping it doesn't really come through in the aroma.

Taste is similar to the smell in that it is malt forward with a nice solid base of caramel malts with a layering of citrus hops on top that come through closer to the finish. There is a lingering bitterness in the finish that works well to counteract the sweetness up front.

Feel is slightly sticky as this is a medium bodied beer with all the malt., but otherwise it has a clean finish. There is a slight alcohol burn in the finish - I guess due to the unusually high ABV of 6.66% for a pale ale.

This is like a pale ale that wishes it was a strong ale. Flavors are clean and well balanced and I can see how they want to make this a flagship beer. My personal taste is for less malt, especially in the a APA so this is not one I would reach for again. That does not take away from a grade as an excellent beer though.

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Photo of gardner254
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MichaelDaMac
4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sweet and tasty, good beer!

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Photo of StanleysCup
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of long1962
4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tiernan
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of scottsoileau
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Feldpausch
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gregy55902
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Too malty, but still tasty enough.

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Photo of CollinaTiger
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikegio1054
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ddtbrennan
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 6,616 ratings