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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
First produced in 1987 for a customer going through a divorce, Alimony Ale was one of the first craft IPAís. It gained cult status after articles appeared in Newsweek and Playboy. This brew has a pleasing and robust hop aroma with a balanced malt character and just the right amount of citrus, pine, and fruity esters. It has a rich malt character thatís balanced by the bitterness of magnum hops and the aromatics of cascade hops. ďItís irreconcilably differentĒ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjmoen (313) - - FEB 7, 2015
Pours a rusty orange color with white head. Medium bitter finish, but too malty for my taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9955) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Citrus and pine up front, with a lingering spicey bitterness. Alcohol very well masked. This beer doesnít do a whole lot to stand out, but does nothing wrong either. Probably the best Buffalo Billís beer Iíve had unless one is escaping me... I dig the Collective Soul album cover label :)"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is floral and grass. Astringent. Taste ia floral and bitter. Malty backbone. Good balance. Decent ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle, amber pour, no real head, nose is grainy, taste is grainy, not a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evilhomer3k (5) - Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2014 does not count
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours with a tall head that levels out quickly but doesnít dissipate completely. Smells of caramel, citrus, slight spruce, earthy, and a bit of alcohol. Pours a bit hazy and an amber color. Has a slightly sweet taste with some mild (for an IPA) bitterness. Not overly carbonated with a medium body. Slightly bitter aftertaste that lingers a while. It seems to straddle the line between IPA and ESB. I like both and found it to be an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle from E street Liquor: I was a little worried buying this beer since I saw they were the same brewers who made orange blossom and the beer appeared as though there was a lot of dead yeast built up at the bottom of the bottle. Luckily, once poured there was no sign of dead yeast floating about and the beer looked healthy with a golden glow and a thin layer of frothy head. In the nose, there isnít much to be sniffed out but a minor scent of citrus like hops. The flavor is just as boring as the aroma that comes across as bland and dull with only a touch of hops that made this ale taste more like a pale ale than an IPA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mmill527 (85) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2014 Way over carbonated; hard to keep head to a minimum, in fact donít use a glass because it is near impossible. I think if you shook up a bottle and threw it at a tank it would destroy it! Fair citrus nose, not much on taste, bitter finish. Drinkable, but this will be my first and last 6-pack.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bulk_Carrier (3644) - Lake Champlain, 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 (2881) - 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 (4862) - Fort Wayne, 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.

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