Bitter Valentine - AleWerks Brewing Company
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4.13/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
07-11-2014 23:10:39 | More by flagmantho
4.09/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
06-27-2014 14:13:38 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.71/5 rDev +10.8%
A: clear orange pour, fluffy off-white head
S: Juicy Fruit scent
T: pink grapefruit, oranges, slight sweetness, bready, toasty, lingering bitterness
M: medium to full
O: The bomber being reviewed here is 24-days-old. Serving poured into a tulip. While I think Hardywood Park The Great Return is the best IPA in Virginia, this is easily takes the top spot for the best Double IPA brewed in the Commonwealth. Highly recommended!
06-22-2014 22:53:59 | More by Tastesalot
Bitter Valentine from AleWerks Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.