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Bitter Valentine - AleWerks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

390 Ratings
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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 121
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%

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
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

cfinch2, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

VirginiaJeff1, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

StArnoldFan, Mar 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

spitshaded, Feb 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

popery, Feb 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

jlindsey, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of ckollias
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this bomber bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a light copper hue with a thick, 2-finger, white head that slowly dissipates leaving a perfect trail down the glass ending in a semi-wispy lace.

S: Dominant hoppy aroma with a mild malty background.

T: Nice an hoppy flavor blended with malt nicely to balance it out. There is a tart middle and finishes on the hoppy side of dry.

M: Very strong and boozy. Thick body and medium carbonation.

O: Impressive Double IPA. Great flavor and aroma and excellent balance between hops and malt.

ckollias, Feb 23, 2013
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4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle, no bottled-on date but this was bottled in late January, 2013, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a clear orange copper color with an inch of off-white head, leaves nice lacing.

S- Really nice aroma, packed with tropical fruits like mango and papaya as well as vibrant orange and grapefruit, also some pine and a mild dank earthy hop aroma.

T- Hop flavor is just as great as in the aroma, loads of tropical fruit and citrus again. Also there's a solid amount of pine and earthy hop flavors, also a bit of onion but nothing overpowering. Just the right amount of cookie-like malt shows through before a nice bitter, resinous finish.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel with moderate carbonation, dry finish.

O- This is a great DIPA, one of the single best West Coast style DIPA's I've found out East, I demolished this bomber very, very easily too. Delicious stuff.

WillCarrera, Feb 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

e30todamax, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

mctizzz, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of kawilliams81
3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours dark copper with a 2 finger off-white head. Thick walls and leopard spotting of lacing remains on the glass.

S- caramel, biscuit, very light citrus, some spice and nice pine aroma

T- someone caramel, light toasted malts, not much citrus to be found, and big pine bitterness at the end.

M- medium body and carbonation. Smooth and crisp with semi-dry finish.

O- good dipa. Citrus was lacking for my taste but had some sweetness from the malt to balance the big pine bitterness.

kawilliams81, Feb 13, 2013
Bitter Valentine from AleWerks Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.