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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
This traditional India Pale Ale was first produced in 1987 for a customer going through a divorce. Alimony was one of the first craft IPAs and gained cult status after articles appeared in Newsweek and Playboy. Brewed with an abundance of hops from the Pacific Northwest, 70 IBUs and 6.8% ABV. “It’s irreconcilably different.”

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Blah. A sub par IPA. Aroma was decent. Grass and hints of grapefruit. Pour was a burnt orange with a thin off white ring on top. Taste was not that good. There’s a strong malt backbone but a big hoppy aftertaste. Heavy on the citrus..strong lemon and grapefruit on the back of the mouth.A little one dimensional and not very full. Nice carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate hop and soft malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Good session brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Pours golden with a thin foamy off-white head. Notes of grapefruit, resinous citrus, coarse planty/woody hops, spice, and caramel. Medium to full bodied, lightly resinous with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear golden amber with a thin frothy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Big citrus hops in the aroma with some caramel. The taste is bitter citrus and herbal hops with some faint malty notes in the finish. Medium bodied. Interesting, but not well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Buffalo Bill’s Brewing Company--Alimony Ale--1997 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--"Bitterest Beer In The World." Sampled 8/8/1997. Buffalo Bill’s Brewing Company--Alimony Ale--1998 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50 ABV% (4.0 / 5.0) ESB--"Bitterest Beer In The World." Deep Porter Red. No hop aroma. Slightly sweet rich body is balanced by hop finish and sweetness goes away. Lingering bitterness in this subtly well named brew." Sampled 11/1/1998.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2010
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and light hoppy. Spiced, fruity and solid hoppy. Lingering peachy and melony fruity finish. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4111) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Draft at the brewpub! OK but does not compare with many IPAs I drank that day. lightly hazy amber with a small off white head. Nose of light citrus and caramel. Flavor was light bitterness and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 28, 2009
Solid IPA here. Plenty of good citrus and pine but well-balanced by nice sweet caramel malt. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23355) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2009
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a malty floral hoppy aroma with some hints of citrus. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a slightly sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Light orange pour with some white head. Aroma and flavor are grainy malt, somewhat old tasting with bad fruit sweetness.

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