I have the backwards opinion - I thought the 3Floyds Alpha King was excellent (and takes the prize for most hop aroma), while the Middle Ages IPA was just too hoppy, very unbalanced. In fact, both beers were unbalanced but the Alpha King suited my tastes more.
We both agree the HopDevil is excellent, which is why I purchased 12 to bring home and a Growler at the Pizza Plant to drink that evening
Standout beer for me had to be the Great Lakes Barleywine, it was just excellent. Having been aged for 8 years any hint of the alcohol had mellowed. It was very similar to the McAuslan Vintage Ale, but superior due to the aging. I hope the McAuslan holds up as well 8 years from now...
I also quite enjoyed the Ellicotville beers (especially the Pale dispensed from the roving Keggy guy), and the Anchor Old Foghorn on tap. Very few disappointments, and great weather made the weekend a winner.
Great fest again, Lyle!
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