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Bitter Valentine - AleWerks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

340 Ratings
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Ratings: 340
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 115
Gots: 33 | 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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JFear

Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Been drinking a lot of IPAs/IIPAs recently. This is an enjoyable one from a brewery I had not tried in the past. Definitely checking out their future releases. Bottle dated 5/20/14. Nice to know it's pretty fresh.

This beer has an appealing look to it in my New Belgium globe. Deep, slightly reddish amber, with a bright, white head that doesn't stick around too long, but doesn't dissipate immediately. Very clear. No sediment visible.

The aroma is rich. Very sweet tropical fruit smell, almost like a soda. Maybe mango? Specific tropical fruit references are slightly elusive, but there is a nice bit of grapefruit. Decent amount of alcohol on the nose, but it remains subtle, even as the beer warms. ABV is not listed on my bottle, curiously enough. The taste is classic double IPA. Citrus, such as the aforementioned grapefruit, that ties in with a lingering bitterness, and a decent amount of sweet malt that blends in nicely, but isn't enough to make your teeth stick together. The mouthfeel is pleasant enough. Hitting the Goldilocks mark with the carbonation: not too bubbly, not flat.

Overall, a good double IPA, and a nice entry in the Virginia beer market. Seems to sell out fast too. Good enough for me to check out some of their other beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 06:26:11 | More by JFear
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-18-2014 00:35:44 | More by stereosforgeeks
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efisher63

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-16-2014 22:22:14 | More by efisher63
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ChrisAlbertine

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-16-2014 06:58:02 | More by ChrisAlbertine
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-16-2014 00:30:23 | More by AndrewMichael
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-14-2014 17:47:29 | More by BeastLU
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Oakhtar

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-14-2014 17:17:38 | More by Oakhtar
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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-12-2014 00:39:03 | More by dspinler
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-11-2014 14:33:56 | More by KevinGordon
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xseanprimex

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-11-2014 13:23:39 | More by xseanprimex
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July2Nov

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-07-2014 19:38:17 | More by July2Nov
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-05-2014 21:25:02 | More by facesnorth
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BradStokley

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-31-2014 19:52:00 | More by BradStokley
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tclipse

Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.4%

05-31-2014 18:23:55 | More by tclipse
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BA_Berto

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-30-2014 05:56:40 | More by BA_Berto
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ajz132

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-29-2014 19:13:41 | More by ajz132
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scottDC

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-26-2014 23:19:21 | More by scottDC
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-08-2014 01:28:22 | More by XmnwildX12
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.45/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle dated 2/10/2014, so this isn't very fresh.

Appearance - Deep orange body. Small white head with a medium collar.

Smell - Grapefruit and orange. Toasty malt. Some pithy grapefruit aromas. Caramel malt is substantial.

Taste - Grapefruit hops. Some brighter orange hops before a caramel malt and toasty bready malt kick in. Pithy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium to medium heavy. Kinda sweet, but not syrupy. Moderate bitterness.

Overall - Had this after Pure Happiness. That didn't help, nor does the age, but it's still a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 22:37:14 | More by Alieniloquium
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-05-2014 03:28:25 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-02-2014 19:49:38 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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atrocity

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-30-2014 20:12:41 | More by atrocity
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Fireslayer

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-29-2014 21:55:42 | More by Fireslayer
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-28-2014 18:56:00 | More by HuntDaddy540
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thegrimone

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-28-2014 09:15:34 | More by thegrimone
Bitter Valentine from AleWerks Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.