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Alloy - Tin Man Brewing Company

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15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 73
Avg: 2.93
pDev: 50.17%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tin Man Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Chaney on 01-12-2013

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Reviews by jmarsh123:
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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

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Photo of Theniz
4.08/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer has received exceptionally low reviews and I'm not sure why. Picked up a 4 pack this weekend and it's honestly a solid pale ale. has all the qualities I look for in a nice sessionable APA, crisp citrus on the nose, and a nice bitter aftertaste that doesn't linger too long. Certainly worth checking out

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Photo of Tilly
3.68/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden straw colour with a great head leaving a great lace on the glass.
Malts, citrus and some pine.
Soft subtle citrus, pine and malt tastes.
Good mouth feel. Fairly dry with a mild hint of bitterness.
Not such a bad offering from Tin Man.

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Photo of Bingja18
3.28/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Don't understand a lot of the bad reviews, good beer.

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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.11/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16oz single can, and the start of my All-American night of beer appreciation, in deference to our southern neighbour's Independence Day (and the reason why Colbert and the Daily Show are off for two whole weeks).

This beer pours a hazy medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, honeycombed off-white lace, which leaves a decent array of layered storm cloud lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly subsides. Hey, good lookin'...

It smells of biscuity, grainy caramel malt, mild orange and grapefruit bitters, a hint of dry pine resin, and a further tame floral, earthy hoppiness. The taste is once again malt forward - grainy, lightly bready, and weakly caramelized - with some timid muddled citrus 'zinginess', forest floor after a few days of rain, so musty and piney, I guess, with a bit floral, somewhat perfume-like heat rising as it barely warms.

The carbonation is decently non-provocative, with a wee frothiness here and there, the body an adequate medium weight, and actually pretty smooth - no hop overreach here, boyos. It finishes off-dry, the malt barely desirous of taking advantage of the hop anemia here.

Not a bad 'beer', by any stretch, if said beer was a simple Yankee amber ale. But Tin Man had to go and plaster IPA-isms all over this product, so they are fair game. A wan, rather underwhelming IPA, this is - the hops just too restrained, wall-hugging, and uninteresting when they do venture forth.

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2.98/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours from the pint can a cloudy amber, with a huge and frothy head. Beautiful and heavy lace.

Nose is pleasingly grapefruit-lemon citrus hops. Yum!

Taste is...mild. The hops are dialed way back here, subdued to well below normal American IPA levels. The body here is light, too, even bordering on watery. I get very little hop snap or bitterness here. I understand that this is meant to be a "gateway" or starter IPA (and not meant for serious hop-heads), but this is weak even for a standard pale ale. Disappointing.

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3.64/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +28%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

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2.8/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

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3.1/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of mullensj
3.61/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tried at Winterfest 2013

A: Nice light copper/pale color with nice white head.

S: This is a little light in the nose but still has some subtle hints of piney earthy aroma coming through. Needs to be a bit stronger here.

T: Nice malty start as it slides down the tongue to finish off with a piney/earthy bitterness on the back of the tongue. I did not pick up a whole lot of citrus notes in this one.

M: Light-Medium body on this with a bitter finish on the back of the tongue.

O: This is really close to a great beer. Hopefully some subtle tweaks are being made to this to enhance it all the way to great. I would drink this again.

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2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

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Alloy from Tin Man Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.