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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. ďItís irreconcilably different.Ē

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chinreallyfat (21) - Chula Vista, California, USA - OCT 31, 2004
The Bitterest Beer in America.......maybe when they first started making it...Jeff brews outstanding Ales...much, much better at Buffalo Bills Brewpub than in the bottle, which is made by Portland under contract.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Orion1800 (53) - Piedmont, California, USA - AUG 20, 2007
This has got to be one of the best non-english bitters Iíve ever had. The bitterness was at a perfect location - not up front at the nose but yet not lingering in the throat. Even the person I was with who doesnít like bitter beer surprisingly liked this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbelkin (5) - USA - MAR 28, 2007 does not count
Iíve had it on tap at the brewery and itís everything everyone described - fresh - so itís not for everyone but itís a swirl of flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thetmaxx (905) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 13, 2011
Poured into a 12oz shaker glass. Aroma is veryhoppy. Colour is a dark amber. Flavour is bitter at first, with some unique flavours I cannot put a name on. Mouthfeel is medium full body. Good lacing down the glass. Finished quite dry. but a good bitter beer I really enjoy, every time I visi buffalo bills beers I am suprised by the local brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zool (41) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2001
I really wish I could find this, since the times I had it, it was great. Very unusual and rich flavor. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Pours clear copper, pretty full head that lingers nicely. Nose is gorgeously hoppy, tropical fruit and citrus, mostly, with a good caramel underpinning. First sip is sublime, a really well-balanced IPA with a nice sweetness upfront and then a nice bitterness that creeps up and takes its time going away. Medium body, solid carbonation, a bit creamy and oily. Really damn solid IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2008
A decent brew. Drank at my grandmotherís funeral reception. Off color head with a dark brownish/reddish color.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Alimony Ale is a very slightly hazy amber ale with a few small particles in it. Itís topped with a blotchy, light khaki head that fades to a film and leaves excellent lacing on the glass. It smells like pine. Yes, pine, citrus and light grain. Itís quite light bodied and foamy. The finish is clean and dry. Itís pretty bitter but not really hop flavored. This is like an old school IPA. Pine resin flavor becomes juniper by the finish. Thereís a little hint of fruit that almost seems sweet and a note of lemon peel. Itís nice, bitter and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
monkeychugg55 (1031) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma of orange flesh, , caramel, and floral notes. The flavor is like caramel orange juice upfront, with more fresh orange and floral hop notes coming out. Finishes with bitterness that is slightly underbalanced (not in a bad way), and still retains the orange character. I donít think Iíve ever had another ipa that had singled out fresh orange flavors as well. Not even Tyranena Scurvy ipa does it this good. A little one sided, but with all the other ipas out there, itís nice to see something unusual like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1629) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2011 A clear, copper pour with a fluffy, off-white head. It has a pine aroma with some caramel and a hint of citrus. The medium body has a soft texture with average carbonation. The taste is bittersweet with more bitterness toward the semi-dry finish.

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