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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Buffalo Billís Alimony Ale was originally brewed for a customer going through a divorce. It has gained a reputation as one of the most eccentric brews, from reports in the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek. No longer one of the bitterest beers in America, just one of the best.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bulk_Carrier (2782) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass every time I had it. The appearance was a nice orange to amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dies basically within seconds. There is some lacing, but not much, as it leaves a bit to be desired. The smell was a nice malty yet crisp floral sweet running about my nose. The taste left a little bit to be desired with some of the previously mentioned tones scaled back a bit. The aftertaste seemed like it was overcooked caramels. The finish was quick and dry. On the palate, it sat about a medium and didnít show much of a sessionable quality to it. I found myself sipping this all of those nights. Overall, this was nothing impressive and I found myself almost wishing I didnít try this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear copper orange with a bubbly white head, aroma is of older hops with some basement and dirty laundry notes, the flavor is better than the aroma, not saying much though, sweeter front end with a hops, abv actually tastes bigger than 6.8, ugh, freaking waste of $15 on ipas tonight.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4408) - Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Rated on 02-18-2012 (Bottle) This beerís appearance is a small smooth fizzy off-white head that is fully lasting, hazy golden body, very fizzy, lively carbonation observed, and no lacing. The aroma is malty, citrus and earthy hops. The flavor is lightly bitter, citrus hops, malt, and a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. For the style, this beer is far from tasting very hoppy and needs a lot more flavor for a higher rating. A very lackluster tasting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
I had one of these yesterday after a few other brews, so I thought Iíd hold off and rate from a fresh bottle today. Forewarned by yesterdayís experience, I poured it VERY carefully only to have the same results as before. A Huge head formed immediately, darned near filling the glass. Although I stopped pouring, it continued to grow and overflowed the glass. It was a combination of creamy and rocky... and Alive! What little I could see of the body was a hazy dark straw color, nearing amber. A half hour later, I could get some aroma, sweet grainy malt covered by some very ripe oranges, an orange peel, and a touch of the floral. The flavor was oranges, grainy, and had a bitterness that began in the middle and lasted into the finish, not very strong, but pleasant. Iím not sure if this brew, a bit lightweight for an IPA, was entertaining or aggravating, so Iím giving it a fair to middling rating.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2981) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma of malts, citrus, caramel and bread. Flavor was lightly bitter with citrus, bread, caramel, grapefruit and pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (4189) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
bottle. amber with one finger head. very sweet and malty base, rather mild hops. not quite sure what this beer is trying to be. not bad though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigtaster (817) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2014
From a bottle, clear copper color with two finger head. Nose is a little odd, citrus and caramel malts. Light body, slightly sweet, a bit of off flavors. Some funk in the finish and a bit of metallic flavors. That being said, itís not terrible, middle of the road ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (296) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
First off if you see a beer with a big mouth weirdo on the label talking about "irreconcilably different" I think the last thing you need to be doing is comparing it to other beers. B.) this isnít an IPA I donít care what anyone says but I appreciate the uniqueness and the sentiment to cheer up a newly divorced friend. and Lastly having been down this same road I really appreciate what they did here: tons of foam represents the difficulty and haziness of the time, the sweetness speaks to your newly found freedom and the 6.8% alcohol helps to make the pain go away no matter how bad things get or how you feel. Good job guys!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5395) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body under a small fizzy beige head that ha fairly decent retention. The nose is light citrusy hops over a sweet smelling crystal malt base. The hops are a little light for being an IPA, but the flavor of them is pretty nice. The base is a little too overly sweet for my tastes though, Iím never a fan of crystal malt in my hoppy beers. Medium bodied and a little clingy from the residual sugars, fizzy prickly carbonation. Not the biggest fan of this one. Keep the crystal malt out of my IPAs please.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
motelpogo (7244) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 9, 2014
out of the bottle at thirsty beer shop in singapore. pretty rough stuff - loads of raw sugar in the malt and a dusty finish with modest bitterness. a poor choice of mine considering the shop had several hundred american beers to choose from

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