Alpha King Pale Ale

Three Floyds Brewing Co

USA

First beer of the night on New Years Eve, and I'm beginning my review as it's only half empty. I say half empty rather than half full not because I'm a pessimist, but because I know that it will quickly be completely empty. This beer is damn good. Bottle-conditioned, so it feels great...almost chewy. The piney hops hit you in the nose, they're the first thing you taste, and they linger long after you swallow. American IPA is my favorite style, and this is a fine example of one, so naturally I'm quite pleased with it. This little brewery in Indiana is turning out an APA that will easily stand alongside the best of what the west coast guys are making. Great job!

Reviewed: April 23, 2005

Rating: 8/10

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