Alpha King | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Re-review of the flagship of 3 Floyds! Pours an opaque copper body with a small eggshell white head. Smells like clean, crisp hops. Nothing too different for an APA. First sip, however, is still my favorite first sip of any other beer I've had––such bitter, refreshing hops balanced perfectly with a sweet malt backbone. Arugula tartness, fresh baked bread, sweet caramel– it's all there. Mouthfeel is so creamy and smooth, neither wet or dry. Overall, Alpha King was my introduction to 3 Floyd's and remains a nostalgic beer for me. But nostalgia aside, this APA makes all the right moves to allow malts to shine among bright hops, balancing the two perfectly. Seek out this brew now!

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Fresh 12oz into a pint

A - Poured golden copper color with a relatively thick 2 finger head that hung around for a few minutes - not a ton of lacing
S - Not a lot really - some hints of malt and a bit of piney hops but a bit uninspiring actually
T - Some malt sweetness but then a thwack of piney hops that overwhelms with a very bitter finish
M - lighter body, easy drinking but with a bit of substance - exactly what I want in a pale ale

O - Overall underwhelmed a little - very nice, but I am glad I didn't seek this out - it was just in the fridge at my local whole foods. Given the $2 or $3 premium compared to similar pale ales I don't think this is worth it, but if I ever saw it on tap I would have again

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Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 6,646 ratings