Alimony Ale
Buffalo Bill's Brewery

Alimony AleAlimony Ale
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From:
Buffalo Bill's Brewery
 
California, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
78
Avg:
3.39 | pDev: 16.52%
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
342
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 29, 2023
Added:
Oct 13, 2000
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  19
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.
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Rated: 3.96 by Shiredave from New York

Aug 29, 2023
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Rated: 4.08 by GaryColeman from California

Oct 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Mar 08, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Light orange, lots of murk.

Foamy head which quickly dissipates; nice lacing left behind.

Mellow mango nose; hint of smoke. Pleasant.

Thin mouthfeel.

Sadly, very little mango in the flavor, mostly quite bland. No fruit whatsoever in fact, just a burnt leaf taste. Disappointing after a great start.
Feb 14, 2019
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

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...
May 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.67 by mrfrancis from Kentucky

Apr 15, 2017
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Reviewed by JeffBlue from California

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.
Feb 16, 2017
 
Rated: 2.85 by Giggy from Michigan

Jul 13, 2016
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Reviewed by Isoruku from Illinois

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.
May 07, 2016
 
Rated: 2.97 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania

May 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.59 by MonkeyBread from Nevada

Jan 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.92 by bobbyhands from California

Jan 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.33 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jan 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by big2112 from California

Dec 31, 2015
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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.
Dec 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.82 by Mojo from Alabama

Aug 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by jpuetz from South Dakota

Aug 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Jun 22, 2015
 
Rated: 2.8 by Leftofthedial from California

Jun 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by MattMorin from Illinois

May 04, 2015