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Alimony Ale - Buffalo Bill's Brewery

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Alimony AleAlimony Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

297 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 17.16%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Buffalo Bill's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Buffalo Bill's Alimony Ale was originally brewed back in 1987 for a customer going through a divorce. It has gained 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-13-2000)
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Reviews by bstave:
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bstave

Washington

2.63/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle

A- Hazy copper pour with nice 1.5 finger head and nice lacing.

S- Smell is pretty muted. Not much going on here. Little citrus and malt.

T- Taste starts with light citrus hops. I am getting some lemon. The finish is pretty bitter. I am getting also alcohol on this too.

M- Medium mouthfeel with nice carbonation.

O- This falls below average for me on IPAs. It's not bad, but it's certainly not good either. I get an astringent flavor with this that is a little off putting. Won't seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 02:48:47 | More by bstave
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Alimony Ale from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.