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Alloy - Tin Man Brewing Company

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 23.28%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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 wordemupg:
Photo of wordemupg
3.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

473ml can poured into tulip 26/7/13

A clear orange amber that gets darker towards the center pf the glass, thumbs width of tan foam doesn't last that long and only leaves a few patches of lace

S faint orange peel, brown sugar, musty leaves, and earthy notes, not a very "American" IPA, pretty lame even if it was labeled from across the pond

T more rind and just a hint of pine but shes still pretty weak, orange creamsicle and lots of malty toffee, meh

M medium bodied, slightly creamy from the bubbles, not very bitter for the style with a faint herbal rind finish

O nothing remarkable going on here, nowhere near the hops needed for the style and its rather boring, too mellow for my liking

another beer that's not really worth seeking out, pretty lame IPA that's unlikely to excite you

More User Reviews:
Photo of Arherring
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of biboergosum
3.11/5  rDev +2%
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.

Photo of secondtooth
2.98/5  rDev -2.3%
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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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +23%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mullensj
3.61/5  rDev +18.4%
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 -9.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +47.5%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of homebrew311
2.35/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is hazy gold with fluffy head and heavy lacing. The pour yields mostly head which requires some settling time. Aroma is piney and bitter with harsh hoppy bitterness. Smelling something off, smells like an off batch of home brew IPA I made one. Taste is deep and earthy with heavy unpleasant bitterness. Finish leaves a earthy herbal taste. Mouthfeel is over carbonated. Overall, this is a poor example of an IPA. Not a fan.

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +23%

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Alloy from Tin Man Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.