Alimony Ale | Buffalo Bill's Brewery

BA SCORE
78
okay
338 Ratings
Alimony AleAlimony Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Buffalo Bill's Brewery
California, United States
buffalobillsbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-13-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
338
Reviews:
133
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
16.52%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 338 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of beergoot
3.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, copper hued body; creamy, rocky, lasting head. Mildly spicy aroma; rye and pepper. Gentle caramel flavor infused with a crisp hop bitterness; spicy. Heavy body; creamy; slowly developing hop raspiness on the tongue.

Lots of malt character to this beer, yet brings along a very respectable bitter quality for balance. The aroma is a bit weak yet overall, from appearance to flavor to feel, this is one solid beer...

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.67/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JeffBlue
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2/12/17 (draft, Buffalo Bills, Hayward) I was pleasantly surprised by this IPA. It was pretty balanced overall, leaning a tad maltier than I usually like. Will definitely give this one another spin in the near future. Very solid offering.

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Photo of Giggy
2.85/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Isoruku
2.89/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nothing much to write home about here: an IPA with good body and color, but the taste experience is wanting, with a nutty, strong aroma and taste, but little else. The experience on the palate is underwhelming and leaves me wishing I had something more rewarding (such as, say, a Two Hearted Ale). Not really in the "fun to drink" category.

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Photo of TTripp725
2.97/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.59/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bobbyhands
3.92/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of big2112
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.11/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A brown appearance for an ipa, what is that all about, happens all too often. Aroma was malty, nutty, and then a blotch of grapefruit.

Bitter taste, malty woody pencil shaving taste. Not all that bitter or hoppy by today's standards. Just leans English with all the toffee and woody flavors, bitterness. Old school ipa.

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Photo of Mojo
3.82/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Leftofthedial
2.8/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MattMorin
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KCCO_JSV
3.67/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boku56
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ManUtdSooner
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrwat1
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of trickynicky
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Techichi
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Alimony Ale from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
3.39 out of 5 based on 338 ratings.
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