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Bitter Valentine - AleWerks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

382 Ratings
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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 117
Gots: 40 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Viciousknishs on 02-18-2012)
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HoppySeb, Thursday at 02:15 AM
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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%

not sure what the bottling date is...aroma is a blast of grapefruit. appearence is a light amber. taste is grapefruit/citrus, some sweet maltiness also. seems about on par with most IIPAs ive had. doesnt stand out too much as its not unique in taste. medium bodied, nice-drinkin' IPA. good offering from a small brewery here in SE VA.

sierratwohearted, Thursday at 01:48 AM
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

chadwicktorres, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

jriggins6, Sep 15, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%

Thanks to JustXBeer for sharing this one at mrbubbler's tasting.

Bottled 8/12/14.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with nice citrus forward hop qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

The beer comes in a dark amber.

The aroma is very muted, despite a 2 week old bottle. Sweet hop candy, piney and resiny.

The flavor follows with sweet grapefruit candy in the front. Resin, spicy hops. A huge middle malt backbone onto a very little bitterness of woody hops.

Almost like an American barleywine, this is very disappointing.

dar482, Aug 30, 2014
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Bitter Valentine from AleWerks Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.