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
Ratings:
6,479
Reviews:
1,843
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
Wants:
973
Gots:
1,358
For Trade:
30
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Photo of fitrock2112
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured Alpha King into a Belgian Tulip.
A - Pours a light amber with a finger and a half of off white head.
S - Grapefruit, pineapple, and citrus on first sniff. I'm also getting some light coconut with dank hops.
T - The flavor mimics the aroma. Tasty stuff here! More hops, pineapple, citrus and a touch of coconut.
M - Medium carbonation with medium to full mouthfeel.
O - A Pale ale thats on steroids. Delicious!

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Photo of Stefko
3.57/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zshaft
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kash2112
3.68/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonB25
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ead73
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of codytwo
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zkoehn
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vabeerguy
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jplake85
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey_L
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maestro0708
4.77/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Bottled on 3/27/17

A++ appearance. Deep amber/red hue. Big foamy head with excellent retention. Beautiful sticky lacing.

Aroma is all hops and near-perfect. Big citrus notes of grapefruit and citrus rind accompanied by piney and floral hops.

Flavor follows the nose with big citrus, piney, floral, and earthy notes balanced by a good caramel malt backbone.

Medium-full bodied and crisp.

Overall: When fresh, this APA can stand up to any other. Great hop flavor balanced by sweet maltiness. An outstanding beer!

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dankacheese
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of USAF77
4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is outstanding stuff. Pours full and is just a beautiful deep amber. Excellent lacing and the smell is just so hoppy and perfectly bitter its almost a shame to drink it. Its aroma actually fills the room. Its full of flavor yet really clean and refreshing. Wow the citrus hoppiness just explodes on your palate. This might be very well the best ale I have ever had and I can kick myself for not buying a case when I had the chance. I have a strip steak ready for the broiler and I cant wait to sip after a bite of fine beef.

This is a great , great ale.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep mahogany, tall off white head, and great lacing. Caramel and citrus aroma. Notes of burnt caramel, Hawaiian roll, orange flesh, grapefruit rind and wet pine needle. Smooth, well carved, medium body and lightly dry. Really nice pale ale that is different than the pack.

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.26 out of 5 based on 6,479 ratings.
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