Alimony Ale
Buffalo Bill's Brewery

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From:
Buffalo Bill's Brewery
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,955
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
78
Ranked #28,440
Avg:
3.39 | pDev: 16.52%
Ratings:
341
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 12, 2020
Added:
Oct 13, 2000
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  19
SCORE
78
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Alimony AleAlimony Ale
Notes: 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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4.08 by GaryColeman from California on Oct 12, 2020
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3.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Mar 08, 2019
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2.88/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

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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3.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by beergoot from Colorado

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
 
3.67 by mrfrancis from Kentucky on Apr 15, 2017
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4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JeffBlue from California

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
 
2.85 by Giggy from Michigan on Jul 13, 2016
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2.89/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Isoruku from Illinois

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
 
2.97 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania on May 07, 2016
 
3.59 by MonkeyBread from Nevada on Jan 22, 2016
 
3.92 by bobbyhands from California on Jan 20, 2016
 
3.33 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Jan 14, 2016
 
3.5 by big2112 from California on Dec 31, 2015
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3.11/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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
 
3.82 by Mojo from Alabama on Aug 19, 2015
 
4 by jpuetz from South Dakota on Aug 05, 2015
 
3.75 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Jun 22, 2015
 
2.8 by Leftofthedial from California on Jun 21, 2015
 
3 by MattMorin from Illinois on May 04, 2015
 
3.67 by KCCO_JSV from Nevada on Apr 21, 2015
 
3 by boku56 from Nevada on Apr 06, 2015
 
3.6 by ManUtdSooner from Alabama on Mar 31, 2015
 
3.6 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania on Feb 02, 2015
 
4 by jrwat1 from California on Dec 13, 2014
 
3.25 by Chucker17 from South Dakota on Nov 26, 2014
 
3.5 by trickynicky from Maryland on Nov 23, 2014
 
2.5 by Techichi from Texas on Nov 17, 2014
 
3.5 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania on Nov 16, 2014
 
4.25 by jmbot4371 from Illinois on Oct 08, 2014
 
3.32 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Sep 21, 2014
 
3.5 by RBCBrams17 from Illinois on Sep 19, 2014
 
3.25 by mrzazz from West Virginia on Sep 09, 2014
 
2 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Sep 09, 2014
 
3.5 by numbers from Nevada on Sep 07, 2014
 
3 by nicole309 from Alaska on Sep 07, 2014
 
2.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Sep 01, 2014
 
3 by thufflife from Missouri on Aug 26, 2014
 
3.25 by DaPan from Canada (ON) on Aug 25, 2014
 
3.5 by Leiermann from Pennsylvania on Aug 24, 2014
 
3.72 by J-Train from California on Aug 24, 2014
Alimony Ale from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 341 ratings