Alpha King | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Alpha KingAlpha King
BA SCORE
94.1%
Liked This Beer
4.25 w/ 6,499 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:
#738
Reviews:
1,846
Ratings:
6,499
Liked:
6,113
Avg:
4.25/5
pDev:
8.94%
Alströms:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
975
Gots:
1,375
Trade:
30
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,499 |  Reviews: 1,846
Photo of Beercanman1
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of RaysHops
3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Stood up to its name . Really nice pale ale

43 characters

Photo of Ribsandwhiskey
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of C-Dog
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of HxC90
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of 3agle87
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of krl2112
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of blee0891
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of MSWallack
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Dnottus
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of beercanman
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of BarrytheBear
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Bluecane
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of steelersnation
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Invictus
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Leiting
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Lionhawk
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Auztan
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of qazeqaz
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of beagleyx2
3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tanktizzo
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of PDXHops
3.09/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to BitterPachyderm for this 12 oz bottle, poured into an oversized snifter.

An aggressive pour directly into the middle of my snifter coaxes 1/4 inch of head that doesn't stick around for long. Surprisingly dark body- kind of a hazy deep copper/amber/orange combo. Just a hint of lacing. Disappointed in the lack of head and lace.

Smells of (stale?) refrigerated hop pellets, with lots of general bready sweetness. Some caramel and citrus, but mainly sweetness. A bit weird for an APA.

Tastes pretty good, although not as hoppy as I was hoping for. As in the nose, lots of general bready and malty sweetness. Some caramel, some citrus and hints of (faded?) piny bitterness.

Moderate-low carbonation. Could definitely use some more zip to help scrub some of the sweetness away. Medium body.

Overall impression: It's OK, but disappointing as I was expecting a hophead's delight and instead got a very sweet (and flattish) brew. Older bottle, maybe? If I get a chance to try it again and have a different experience, I'll adjust my review/ratings accordingly.

 1,069 characters

Photo of jlkuhns
3.12/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SAMHazey
3.12/5  rDev -26.6%

Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94.1% out of 100 with 6,499 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.