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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40833) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23713) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2011
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear amber, brief head. Aroma of old grapefruit peels and butter. Mid sweet with clean, bold mouthfeel and solid body. Fruity with buttery cookies and salty grapefruit. Long mildly resiny bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle from QFC - Seattle (Ballard)
Hazy amber color; medium sized creamy head. Light aroma of malt. Dry malt and some caramel flavor, strong bitterness, but missing interesting traits, be the malt or the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18706) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle at Sander’s place, NYC. Pours clear copper with a frothy, white foam head. Nice looking beer. Sweet-smelling aroma, some caramel, brown sugar, grapefruit, other ripe citrus, mild pine. Flavor is alright. Some dirt, pine, citrus, toast, mild caramel. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Slightly sticky, resinous finish, a bit of grapefruit, pine, earth, lime, and some toasty malts and caramel. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Orange pour with a white head. Nose is straw, grass, and grain. A bit of bread, some mild citrus peel, and just a sweet malt nose overall. The flavor is just kind of sweet with a lot of grain, bread, and toast. A light bitterness, some straw, grass, and a light citrus peel quality. Very meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Pours amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma is rather malty. Med body. Flavor is more floral than anything. Underlying mild roast caramel. Granted, this is more bitter than many IPAs. It finishes bitter with caramel, and seems balanced. Bitter enough to seem astringent. No question it’s a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13600) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2007
On tap @ Buffalo Bills poured a lightly hazy amber with a large lasting eggshell white head. Aromas of earthiness, pine, carmel and a hint of grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied, smooth and slightly dry. Flavors of carmel, pine, earthiness, orange and a hint of grapefruit with a smooth lingering bitter finish. This is far from being the "bitterest" beer in America!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2012
First had this beer 20 years ago, and then it vanished from the area. Funny to see it back after all this time. 12oz bottle. Small off-white head, lightly hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread/caramel, some grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pine, light bread. Medium body, light resin.

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