Alloy | Tin Man Brewing Company

84 Ratings

Brewed by:
Tin Man Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Chaney on 01-12-2013

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Photo of mattboyer182
1/5  rDev -68.1%

Photo of Chaney
1.27/5  rDev -59.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

After suffering through the sampler platter here, I chose "Alloy" simply because I feel that trying the IPA is the best was to sample the actual brewery.

Served in the appropriate glassware.

A: Poured out a slightly chill-hazed orange color, with a head that was in line with what I think an IPA should look like.

S: Can I rate this lower than "1"? If I could, I would. Even the citrus I got on this smelled peppery and moldy, not to mention almost non-existent. Not good.

T: Not much better. As a matter of fact, it's worse. Once the hops made an appearance, it was like kerosene with a bit of orange. Nothing fresh or bright in this one. As a matter of fact, the whole hop profile tasted diluted.

M: Thin and diluted. The carbonation was actually okay here, but everything else was absolutely subpar. Some lacing left on the glass, but not much. Still, if the experience is bad, why come back?

O: Not the worst beer I've ever had, but it was certainly the worst IPA I've had in the past 10 year. I'll take any first time homebrewer's IPA effort over this one any day of the week.

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Photo of Hefty_Boss
1.44/5  rDev -54%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance: fine, slightly amber crystal clear IPA. Head vanished rapidly.

Smell: Slightly hoppy but not much going on...

Taste: Bitterness, but nothing else. I got little to no hop flavor on the nose and finish, which was watery and bland.

Mouthfeel: Dry, low carbonation. May have been the tap. There wasn't much body to this beer, it just seemed to be lacking on all fronts.

Overall: Very disappointing. It feels like they pumped a ton of money into the "vibe" of the place (which is kinda cool, industrial) but didn't care about what they were making.

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Photo of DavidRose
1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

Photo of tdeshaw
1.54/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

A: It was a decent color but the head quickly dissipated and no lacing
S: It smelled kind of like an IPA but was really lacking the punch that you expect.
T: I did get some biscuit notes but the malt backbone was not very strong. The bitterness was very low and didn't seem to match the style well. Very little in the realm of those beta acids.
M: Low carbonation, but that could be due to the tap and the server didn't poor very well. Watery. Thin.
O: It was not the worst beer I've had, but needs to have some work done on the recipe if it wants to stay.

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Photo of hoosiersapper27
1.94/5  rDev -38%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 1

putting IPA on this can is a joke

I'm sorry Tin man as far as I'm concerned you can pack your bags and leave town.

This is a solid slap in the face to IPA fans.

Look's like an IPA Big head that dissapates at a low rate of speed

Tastes like a watered down Sierra Nevada. I mixed a 3 Floyds the other day with a Bush Light and it had more flavor than this. Metallic as Metallica and as wussy as Nirvana.

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Photo of headyhopzhead
2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of derekgw123
2.29/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Kind of flat and bland. Why get this when you could get an Overlord?

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Photo of homebrew311
2.35/5  rDev -24.9%
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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Photo of BWED
2.48/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

16 oz. can poured into a tumbler.

A- Pours a very sedimentary brownish/gold body, with an off white head that doesn't hold on long, but gives off some thick lacing.

S- Malt heavy aroma, some caramel, and a little bit of a citrus note.

T- Malt tips the scale again in this one, and it shouldn't. The finish brings a bitter earthy/pine taste.

M- Full body. Bitter and dry finish.

O- Flavors and aroma, and most characteristics of this beer don't fit the style at all. This is nothing like any IPA I've had, or want.

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Photo of steinhammer
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of bauermj
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Wrw712
2.72/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Highstplz
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Drknight
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of bzach
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of LJWalker
2.8/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Phoneguy
2.83/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured a hazy golden hue with a long-lasting foamy thick 2" head and nice lacing. Grass and citrus notes in the aroma and taste. Mouth feel was a bit thin with a dry finish. This is the last of a four pack and I gave this beer four chances to win my approval. Not a beer I would buy again.

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Photo of secondtooth
2.98/5  rDev -4.8%
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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Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of gspeicher
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aasher
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of UBrew1984
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of BSuter
3/5  rDev -4.2%

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Alloy from Tin Man Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.13 out of 5 with 84 ratings
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