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Bitter Valentine - AleWerks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

345 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 115
Gots: 34 | 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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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Headyhops81 for the chance to try this - super fresh.

Bright copper color with a modest off-white head that leaves decent lacing and a slick of bubbles on the surface.

Light aroma of orange peel and caramel on toast. Grapefruit and bitter orange peel. Nice round hop profile on a light malt backbone. Very elegant and dry, kind of in the style of an Alpine DIPA.

Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 00:56:45 | More by CliffBrake
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip. Bottle dated 5/22/14.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a tiny bit of haze and a light effervescence. Head pours a finger of frothy ivory foam and dissipates somewhat quickly but leaving a good lace. What a great color, though.

Smell: slightly sweet with a roundly complex hop aroma with a fruity and spicy character. Quite good.

Taste: rich, sweet malt provides a good backdrop to the piney, floral, and spicy hops. The flavor is a different character than the aroma. I think it works beautifully.

Mouthfeel: plenty of body, although carbonation is light. Not too bad.

Overall: dangerously drinkable for a beer of this strength. A great quaff.

Serving type: bottle

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Virginia

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4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle received in a trade from themeadhatter, and shared with stillmatic2232.

Pours a crimson amber, with a one inch head, and some good lacing.

Smells like citrus fruits, pine, caramel, and a slight bit of booze.

This is about a month old, so it should still be fresh. Tons of bitter pine flavor, along with grapefruit and orange pith, a little bit of pineapple, and a very strong malt backbone, slightly sweet, with strong toasty caramel flavors. Definitely a DIPA in both hop flavor and malt.

Medium bodied, crisp, mostly dry mouthfeel, with a medium amount of carbonation. Very drinkable. A slight bit of booze is noted in the aroma, as said above, but none is noted in the taste, making this very drinkable.

A great DIPA. Not precisely my style preference when it comes to DIPAs- I unashamedly like a brutal pine and citrus hop explosion with very little malt character, but these more balanced DIPAs have their place too.

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Bitter Valentine from AleWerks Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.