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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Buffalo Billís Alimony Ale was originally brewed for a customer going through a divorce. It has gained a reputation as one of the most eccentric brews, from reports in the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek. No longer one of the bitterest beers in America, just one of the best.

fidelis83's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fidelis83 (2267) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours a light orange-brown with a 2 finger, fluffy, off white head, that has good retention and leaves some streaky lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, light caramel, dusty fruit, cardboard, floral and light citrus hops. Flavor is stale caramel, cooked grapefruit, sweet citrus, odd vegetal notes, an odd citric acid-like tartness, old dry hay and a bit of spice. Palate is light to medium body starting out with an oily feel, immediately thinning out to be fairly light and dry with a light, but blanketing and quite sharp carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnnyJ (5198) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber pour, with an off white head. Raw grain, sugar, grass clippings, notes of citrus, cardboard, and caramel. Not interesting at all, but I guess itís partially drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lightrider (340) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Pour is a dark tan with a thin head. Aroma is malt. Taste is thick malt and light bitters. Finish is warm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (5153) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Orange amber color with a small lid of beige bubbles. Aromas of pale to toasted malt with a candy orange backdrop. Some grains and near burned grain bitterness. Like alimony, not real smooth. 6/11

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ctipping (710) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Clear copper with no head and very little lacing. Looks flat except for the edges of the beer. Hop aromas come through, but itís a struggle. Hard to identify exactly which hop aromas are there. More of a bready malt smell. Some bitter hops at the front, but a sharp, nutty flavor from the malt immediately follows. The hops donít come through in the flavor. The finish is bitter, but more unclean than appealing. Medium bodied with sharp carbonation. Much more than I anticipated, given the lack of a head. Not terrible, just not great. Very average IPA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rosenbergh (9503) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
12 oz bottle. (Whole Foods) Las Vegas, NV.
Cloudy reddish brown colour with a small white creamy head. Dark unfresh hops... thatís what it is. Unfortunately thereís no freshness info on the bottle. Whole Foods wouldnít sell an old beer... The flavour is dark hops, moderate bitterness and stale maltiness. Bad beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjmoen (225) - - 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 (8373) - 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.

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