RATINGS: 272   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. Its irreconcilably different.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, - NOV 10, 2012
355ml bottle from wegmans niagara falls. deep orange with a small off white head. cara malt nose with some c hop resin. flavour is balanced between the malt and hops, 2 note, little complexity or progression. a whack of late hop bitterness. fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (2145) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep Amber red color. Thick rocky beige head. Earthy toasted malt nose. Bittersweet caramel malt flavor. Lots of hops from middle on. Bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle gift. Not too bad. Mild notes of caramel malt and pine. I dont need all my IPAS to pack a punch , but this was lacking something.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (11271) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle. Caramel malt and pine/grapefruit peel aroma. Dark amber with small head. Moderately sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Good body. Okay - might have been something special when there were only 5 IPAs available.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (6517) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Bottle: Hazy, brown-amber with a small, creamy, tan head. Resiny ,slightly spoiled fruit aroma. Taste is dry, resin, old orange-peel, biscuit. Very dull and stale feeling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (7092) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2016
12oz bottle into a Corsendonk tulip glass on 5th June 2016 while on holiday in California. Dark orange with a copper hue, the head an off-white affair. Hop forward in both the nose and taste, piney with a slight citrus leaning. OK, but no world beater.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mvp (259) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2016
Small citrus aroma. Nice but not very strong. Pours dark copper color with an off white head. Good taste but finishes a little dry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MetalNHopHead (1858) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 12, 2016
"The times they are a-changing." - Bob Dylan The year was 1987. Somewhere between the pages of big-haired centerfolds, Playboy magazine a named certain West Coast craft brew called Buffalo Bills Alimony Ale the "Bitterest Brew in America." Fast forward to 2016. Playboy is nixing nude pictorials, and Alimony - weighing in at 70 IBUs - is a far cry from Americas bitterest beer. Countless IPAs, from the West Coast and other regions, have upstaged its hoppiness. The hophead in me knows one of the those changes is for the better. The horny teenager who haunts the corridors of my brain isnt so sure about the other thing. Pour is darker than the usual shade of IPA orange; more like an amber/copper color. Aromas of caramel, rubber/latex, and butter. Again, not very IPA-like by the modern definition. The discrepancies continue with the taste. Mild flavor, malty, mellow. It does get bitter as it warms. Its a medium body with a creamy feel. The knife-wielding brunette bombshell is an appeal to a time with curvaceous pinups and femme fatales worthy of Billy Wilders Double Indemnity. Yet, lovers of the bitter, hop-forward, and innovative will understand one truth, harsh though it may sound: some nostalgia is bullshit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnnyJ (5545) - 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 its partially drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lightrider (344) - 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 (6178) - Wauwatosa, 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

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