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Bitter Valentine - AleWerks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

380 Ratings
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Ratings: 380
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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4.75/5  rDev +12%

HopAttack3, Jul 01, 2013
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2Xmd, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden copper with great head and everlasting lace on top of a strong citric and grapelike, even touches of tropical or sweet fruit, hop aroma and a decent chunk of caramel malt. Taste is more of the same as I enjoy the balance between the citric, grape hops, downright earthy and spicy at times, with the caramel sweetness and the breadiness of the beer makes it fuller bodied and easier to chug (not necessarily a good thing). The rare real hoppy DIPA that is sessionable and has no ABV effects at all, finishes clean and easy and is quite frankly a well-balanced, enjoyable ale. Not the most flavorful or eventful DIPA I've had but one of the most enjoyable and one of the few that is sessionable.

clayrock81, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Claytonbrewsby, Jun 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

brother_kenneth, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

bcheng, Jun 22, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz courtesy of ygbtsm94. Thanks!

A: Semi-opaque dark-orange body with a resting white foam on top. Some decent legs. Get some good head retention on this.

N: Tons of mandarin oranges, clementines, grapefruit, and mango. A little bit of peach. Some pine and there's plenty of that sweet crystalized sugar. Very well dry hopped - very impressed.

T: Very well balanced. Plenty of bitterness mixed up with a sweet undertone. The citrus flavors shine through quite well. Perhaps not as strong or as bitter as some of the others in the style, but this fits my palate very well.

M: Very dry, resinous, and medium bodied.

O: Definitely up there with the best DIPAs for me. I'll definitely finish this entire bottle and enjoy every sip. Every sip reveals a changing dimension

Sarlacc83, Jun 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

tgeorgf, Jun 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

PHBoiler, Jun 06, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into tulip.

A - Hazy orange-amber with a large bubbly white head.

S - Tropical fruits, mango, grapefruit, pine, sweet caramel.

T - A perfect balance of grapefruit, pine, mango, and sweet toasted malt. Starts out sweet but finishes bitter. Hints of orange juice and caramel. No alcohol evident.

M - Smooth, a bit chewy, medium-full body. Warming alcohol, dry finish.

O - This is an awesome double IPA. Easy to drink, balanced, and packed with flavor. Definitely above average, I wish it was available all the time.

mooseo, May 19, 2013
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pk18, May 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Rbodacious, Apr 15, 2013
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4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to SToneyBrew for this one.

Poured cold from the bottle a translucent deep copper to a dogfish head signature glass with a finger and a half foamy white head leaving a sheet of sticky lace to the rim.

Big aroma floral and grassy hops.

Big bodied, creamy smooth, hot going down, medium bitter, sweet hint of strawberries (?)

robwestcott, Apr 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

JandJMD, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Bitter Valentine from AleWerks Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.