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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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4/5  rDev -5.7%

thegerm87, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Although this is by no means my favorite style, I found Bitter Valentine to be delicious and quite easy to drink with milder hops than I feared. This beer grows on you even if you prefer lower bitterness. Great complexity of flavors and just the right mouthfeel for the taste and abv. So far, this is my favorite of the style. While others might be hop bombs, I prefer this milder example. I will drink this again as soon as I can.

Beer-A-Lot, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of mhaugo
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bomber. Decanted into an imperial pint glass.
Appearance: Almost perfectly clear copper color. Thin head that barely holds together. Slight haze.
Smell: Sharp resin and pine. Sweetness followed by a hint of mint.
Taste: Citrus pith bite. Lingering bitterness, but not unpleasant. In fact, it is very nice. But it’s followed by a faint, odd sulfur aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and rounded.
Overall: Certainly a big double IPA, but very palatable. Not over the top in any regard. I like it a lot.

mhaugo, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Another above-average offering from Williamsberg Alewerks. The flavor here is complex and balanced and the aroma and feel are spot on. Quite the looker too. Definitely a beer to seek out.

SpeedwayJim, Apr 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

fredmugs, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

mendvicdog, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

DRBiser, Mar 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

duceswild, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

JoninVT, Mar 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Hoptimus-Prime, Mar 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

rootbeerman, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

cw577enfield, Mar 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

ohhsnap, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of Hamburgers
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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...

Hamburgers, Mar 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

VeganUndead, Mar 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

ChrisKayler, Mar 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

miadw3, Mar 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Gatordaddy, Mar 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

RWNay, Mar 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Mattyb79, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Zuidman, Mar 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Howlader, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

hopswap1, Mar 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

1up, Mar 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

hornsup, Mar 03, 2013
Bitter Valentine from AleWerks Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.