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:
#762
Reviews:
1,860
Ratings:
6,560
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
977
Gots:
1,407
Trade:
29
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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.76/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smooth citrus depth with a beautiful lingering aftertaste. A pale ale you must try!

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4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwilcox767
4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours a nice amber/golden color with a nice white head.
S - Great citrus and hop notes. Maybe some pineyness in there.
T - Excellent blend of pine/orange/dankness/hops.
M - Light/medium bodied, aftertaste was excellent with lasting hops/citrus flavor.
O - Excellent execution of an APA, but the stand-out aspect for me was the citrus profile. This was hands-down the best orange/citrus flavor that I've ever tasted in a beer. Most PA's have a (IMHO) fatal flaw in the citrus profile where it is either too bitter/sweet/distorted/muted/sour to rank high on my list. This may not make it fantastic for others, but in my book it makes it shine. Buy more (and more) for sure.

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

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4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev +4%
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4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle (date missing) poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp (no ABV listed on bottle). The beer pours bright honey colored amber with sticky khaki colored head. The aroma is citrus and pine. The taste is faint caramel followed by grapefruit, pine and an exclamation point of bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. There is some hop stickiness in the finish, but no sweetness. Overall, very good. This bottle was a gift and probably a little long in the tooth. Still enjoyable, but not what I remember.

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4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 6,560 ratings
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