Three Floyds Alpha King Pale Ale

Three Floyds Alpha King Pale Ale

Rated 4.007 by BeerPals

Brewed by 3 Floyds Brewing Company / Three Floyds Brewing Company

Munster, IN, United States

Style:  American Pale Ale

6.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Big American Pale Ale with citrusy aroma- a hop lover’s cult beer and Three Floyds’ flagship beer Brewed with Cenntennial, Cascade & Warrior Hops.

ID: 6751 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank136
Overall Percentile99.7
Style Rank1 of 2215
Style Percentile100
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score5.0
Average Score4.051
Weighted Score4.007
Standard Deviation0.409

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  • RICHSBEER 1960 reviews
    rated 3.0 2 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a dark orange color with small white head that fades quickly. The aroma is hoppy and typical for the style. The taste is a little hoppy otherwise typical for style. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated

  • OLENAMIRONYCHEV 77 reviews
    rated 3.3 3 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    The pour is clear, golden amber in color, and topped with an off-white head. Head is frothy and lasts several minutes. Aroma is citrus, grass, and faint hints of caramel. Mouthfeel is consistent with the style. Taste is consistent with the aroma.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.4 5 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours coffee brown with a golden tan head. Aroma delivers roast malt, coffee, and a hint of charred hops. Flavor offers smoky roast malt, coffee, woody hops, and a bit of licorice. Mouthfeel presents thick body and good fizz. Long brew the king!

  • GPILAFAS 267 reviews
    rated 4.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Deep amber pour with medium white head. Plenty of carbonation. Strong, yet pleasant, pine and citrus aroma. Enjoyable hop bitterness. Very good to great beer.

  • CHOPZ 7231 reviews
    rated 3.8 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Thanks to my GF for bringing these back from her Indianapolis trip. Pours a cloudy caramel-amber colour with a beige frothy head, excellent stay and some good lacing. Loads of fruity aromas with grapefruits, raisins, oranges and plums. Caramel malts blending things. The taste has the same with some good bitterness in the finish. Dry mouthfeel in the end. Great unfiltered brew, but feels more like an micro IPA than an APA.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 4.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Acquired as a gift from a good friend. Pours an average size frothy off-white head and has a golden amber appearance. Some nice thick dirty lacing. Aromas of bready malts and earthy hops. Flavours are again with the bready malts as well as toasty malts, earthy and resin hops. Also some notes of cereal, some bitter citrusy hints as well as some caramel. Nice balance between sweetness and bitterness. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Great retention. Good stuff!

  • GGRUMET 311 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    I can't believe I've never reviewed this. As American Pale Ales go, this is the standard. Bottle pour into a pint is orange/red with a thin, sticky white head that laces beautifully. Aroma is floral and inviting, yet not over the top. The flavor is a wonderful blend of grapefruit, orange peel, and lemon. It's not over the top as it's well balanced with a biscuity caramel malt. Alpha king is phenomenal, tons of flavor and aroma and smooth as hell. I don't see this a ton, being out of the distribution of FFF, but whenever I'm in Illinois or Indiana I grab a few.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 4.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Outstanding - and to the best of my recallection my first Three Floyds - thanks Lou. Copper-amber with a fluffy head and ring after ring of lacing. The floral and hop aroma was bold and fresh with the piney resin showing through. The hop aroma translated to flavor with the slightly bitter grapefruit gabbing the taste buds. Bitter finish and among the finest IPA I've enjoyed.

  • MATTFUNGUS 234 reviews
    rated 4.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    This was my first 3 floyds bought at barriques in Madison on McKee Rd/ The cashier immediately asked me if I had bought their scotch ale and I replied that I was at the end of my winter drinking and this is what I wanted and I wanted to say to her, "Gosh if I order the chocolate muffin are you going to tell me I should buy the banana...?!" I am delighted that I chose this one. High alpha content with a lemony zest, ticklish mouthfeel, coppery color and little bit of sweetness. Though a pale ale it could compete with some ipas. The synethesia in me says that each time I taste it I should be seeing a smiley face sticker.

  • SIGMUND 6891 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    355 ml bottle, from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. ABV is not mentioned on the label. Cloudy orange-brown colour, large off-white head. Lovely aroma of American hops, notes of citrus and tropical fruits, hints of pine forest. The hoppy flavour has notes of pine and grapefruit, and is fairly dry. Bitter aftertaste. Quite good.

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