Alpha King | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.25/5
6,513 Ratings
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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:
#742
Reviews:
1,854
Ratings:
6,513
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
975
Gots:
1,381
Trade:
30
HISTOGRAM
 
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of fitrock2112
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
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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3.57/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.74/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey_L
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.77/5  rDev +12.2%
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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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 6,513 ratings
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