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Bitter Valentine - AleWerks Brewing Company

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362 Ratings
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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 116
Gots: 38 | 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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1up

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-06-2013 20:41:13 | More by 1up
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California

3.98/5  rDev -6.4%

Pours crystal clear dark amber. One finger white head with heavy lacing. Aroma is piney, citrusy and a little sweet. Flavors of citrus fruit. More hoppy than malty. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Bitter finish. Alcohol well hidden. A very good west coast style DIPA. Better than most. Not very complex or different but SOLID...

03-20-2013 08:17:07 | More by Hamburgers
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ehammond1


4.03/5  rDev -5.2%

Bottle (2012)

Thanks to the Pittsburgh gang for sending this to the Cali gang!

Clear dark orange with a very small off-white head that only leaves minimal stick down the glass.

Very nice aroma, mainly focused on citrus and tropical notes, along with a mild hint of pine. I dig it.

Straightforward, though very tasty DIPA, with good amounts of tropical fruits and citrus butting up against a fairly high level of bitterness, along with just a hint of caramel malt backbone. Very nice.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Very nice, though, drinking "other" good D/IPAs just reminds me how good I have it everyday in San Diego.

08-18-2012 21:58:34 | More by ehammond1
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Ohio

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Virginia

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Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.6%

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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

08-25-2013 19:25:30 | More by jtladner
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Virginia

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Florida

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Virginia

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3.95/5  rDev -7.1%

A half finger of white head and a pale gold body.

Nose is potent leafy hops, North American style.

Impressive spicy hop character, quite leafy and rather bitter. Unbalanced, as many bitter DIPAs are, by honey, this somehow manages to find some measure of balance on its own. Grapefruit character.

Very smooth, light mouthfeel.

Even as a professed hop-hater, I can appreciate this. Another outstanding AleWerks beer.

02-25-2012 03:40:20 | More by zaphodchak
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.16/5  rDev -2.1%

Big thanks to Sam for this one. 22oz. bottle into a Founders snifter.

Pours a creamy 1 finger white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear orange-goldenrod. Lacing is thick and layered with excellent stick. Real nice looking beer.

Nose is sweet citrus, pine sap hoppiness, cane sugar, pineapple and other tropical fruits. Aromatic and very enticing. Good balance too.

Opens sweet citrus, mango and passion fruit. Grapefruit hop bitterness balanced with a robust cane sugar malt backbone at the middle. Ends slightly tart citrus and very, very dry. Sappy hop finish with a lingering, bittersweet and just a touch of caramel aftertaste. Really tasty.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Quenching and smooth in the mouth and goes down dry and puckering. Finishes dry with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Appropriate for the style. Real drinkable.

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Bitter Valentine from AleWerks Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.