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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Rated on 02-18-2012 (Bottle) This beer’s 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 I’d hold off and rate from a fresh bottle today. Forewarned by yesterday’s 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. I’m not sure if this brew, a bit lightweight for an IPA, was entertaining or aggravating, so I’m giving it a fair to middling rating.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3228) - 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 (5050) - 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 (899) - 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, it’s not terrible, middle of the road ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (509) - 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 isn’t an IPA I don’t 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 (5827) - 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, I’m 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 (7705) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Bottle: thanks, Kevin! Hazy amber with orange highlights; thick & chunky beige layer of foam sits on top. Aroma is quite malty; caramel, bread, sweet graham cracker notes. Hops cascade softly on top with light citrus, grapefruit, orange peel. Not really a stand-out anywhere, but not bad, either. Taste follows right along with lightly citric & rind-y hops, grapefruit peel, caramel & graham cracker malt sweetness. Some leafy, pine-y hops in the finish, with a sticky malt mouth coating. Again, not bad, just kind of bland. I typically don’t like my IPAs this malty-sweet, either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
I remember picking up a six pack of this for Sunday football. I dont remember the beer itself much. Nothing special.

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