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:
#1,394
Reviews:
1,877
Ratings:
6,665
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
Wants:
990
Gots:
1,452
Trade:
30
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Photo of pauldig
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Evantish
3.57/5  rDev -16%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The hop character and profile was delicious, but I found the sweetness and malt/caramel flavors to be too heavy for my taste. Not unpleasant but I expected perfection and it seemed a little unbalanced.

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Photo of santig0nzalez
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of lynxkcg
4.91/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AllOfTheCats
3.47/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mpcronin
3.2/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of SkeletonBitch
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, red caramel colored with a short white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, hazy

S: sweet caramel with a nice pine hop profile

T: huge pine resin blast, caramel malts in the middle, assault of bitter pine and grapefruit on the finish

M: full and sticky

O: good quality pale ale that isn't very pale, more of a red ale

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Photo of dsippel
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KevinMc
3.63/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.18/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of VintageGuitars
2.46/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Really not that great Does have a piney taste but A little too bitter.

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Photo of JosephY8s
2.56/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of ChittyChambers
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap

Pours mostly clear amber, yellowish white head is finely textured and retains well.

Aroma of biscuit, caramel, walnut and dry woody hops.

Flavor is of biscuit, walnut, almond, pine and earthy hops.

Medium body, lightly stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

This is an exceptionally well balanced IPA. Good flavor and body. Would have again, very enjoyable.

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Photo of nvr
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jduprey007
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlanBottomley
3.43/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dukeandduke
3.42/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

9/12/18 (Chicago): Purchased at Three Floyds 7/21/18 ($11 six pack). Dark murky copper pour, light off-white head and lacing, Faint lemon citrus aroma. Unique blend of citrus, lemon, hops and malt. Balanced, not bitter. Slightly dry mouth feel, thin texture, slightly fizzy, easy smooth drinking. Overall very good offering.

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 6,665 ratings