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
BA SCORE
4.25/5
Outstanding
6,530 Ratings
Alpha KingAlpha King
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:
#754
Reviews:
1,857
Ratings:
6,530
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
974
Gots:
1,389
Trade:
30
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,530 |  Reviews: 1,857
Photo of SourAddict
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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

Poured from their 12oz bottle into my 12oz beer glass...

Appearance - Poured nearly 2 fingers of lite orange head, small tite bubbles. Color is a gorgeous copper amber. Great lacing in my glass.

Smell - Mmmmm, semi-sweet grapefruit and a touch of pine.

Taste - Taste is ripe yellow grapefruit, which transitions nicely to grapefruit rind and pine. There is some slight sweetness, about as much as you'd have eating a yellow grapefruit wedge, and maybe just the slightest touch of under-ripe pineapple. No carmel, honey, or hard candy here. Light pine flavors assert themselves long into the finish, along with dry grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel - A very smooth ale, medium barb adds nice crispness, dries a bit in the finish.

Overall - This is a very well balanced ipa, and a hop lovers dream. I personally prefer a little more complexity and a little more sweetness, but this still does not disappoint.

 904 characters

Photo of KevChiTown
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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

Serving type- 12 ounce bottle poured into my new Surly Pint glass. No born on or freshness date on bottle.

A- Pours a dark amber color white a light tan head and small head that disipates about half way down. No carbonation activity present in the beer.

S- Smells of citrusy hops and a biscuit malt undertone.

T- Nice hoppy flavor for a pale ale. Smooth, not bitter for the amount of hops present. Finishes mellow as the malt takes over. Good combination of hops and malt so that you aren't drinking a hop bomb of a beer.

Got this in the Educators BIF and I think that this is a solid pale ale. Most others I have tried have been a little hop weak in my opinion but this beer does not fall into that category. I think that it almost boderlines on an IPA, with its hop presence but it obviously falls short. A very solid pale ale that I wouldn't mind having around here.

 874 characters

Photo of WKyle
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Premn4th
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of PlinytheFarter
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Abbbp
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of monitorpop
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of kotzbauerm
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ToddThompson
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of steinhammer
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of fiver29
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of cvalleskey
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Sesmu
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of TubbyDullard
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ZS881107
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Crispy21
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of AJNIDEK
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of beerme626
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of shiggins22
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Port_Seat
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Pellinore1 for sending me this one!

Pours a clear honey orange with a 1 inch puffy tan head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. Thin sticky rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of tons of herbal and citrus zest. Taste is of sweet malt up front with a mainly citrus zest hop finish. Mild bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good pale ale with a nice kick of hops in the smell and taste.

 545 characters

Photo of Tom_Gilman
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of sobeleg
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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.