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Bitter Valentine | AleWerks Brewing Company

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4.23/5
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555 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
alewerks.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Double IPA is loaded with Pacific Northwest hops blended with a light malt backbone. A bitter Valentine for you to love, how ever unrequited.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,898
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
555
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
122
Gots:
80
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 555 |  Reviews: 132
Photo of Jason_cs
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MaltNPeppa
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I look forward to this sexy thing every February.

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Photo of Ryan4120
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Hazy golden/yellow with a thick frothy white head that sticks around and leaves some lacing behind
S - Bitter piney hops and malt dominate the nose
T - Follows the nose - bitter, piney hops up front and throughout along with some floral notes and a malt backbone - slightly grassy and earthy.
F - Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Smooth, crisp, but a little creamy
O - A really solid IPA that does absolutely nothing wrong, but doesn't really stand out from the pack - except that this is an exceptional beer in AleWerks portfolio.

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Photo of Wandreotta
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkholmes25
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LoloMo
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Daniellobo
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McBraniel
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bill_Hadley
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of avalon07
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a burnt orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, pretty long-lasting head. Solid lacing.

S: A good aroma of hops, light fruit, malt, and some pine.

T: Tasted of a hint of malt, a lot of hops (not overbearing), a little bit of citrus fruit (orange), a grassy quality, some light pine notes, and an earthy quality. A very much rock solid flavor. The hops a very much in evidence, but well mixed with the fruit and pine. Generally tasty.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, this is a well made beer. It has some minor flaws, but they're easy to overlook.

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Photo of BergBeer
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy burnt glossy orange with an ample amount of ruddy brown coloring. Soft stringy carbonation rides to the top in a moderate pace. Barely any head softens to some light bubbles riding the top of the glass. A light film of lacing sticks to the sides and gently falls. The smell had a sweet to bitter blend citrus hops with a soft crisp apple arranging itself nicely in the mix. The taste took the bitterness and the sweet to combine. A sticky sweet citrus aftertaste starts and lingers into a wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. A rapid bitterness wraps itself around my tongue to pound into submission. Overall, I say this was a really nice DIPA. I liked that initial apple aroma that blended nicely. I’d say a unique DIPA that I would have again.

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Photo of csurowiec
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Onenote81
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rkarimi
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

3-5

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Photo of Soneast
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear bright orange color. Very effervescent at first but less so later on. Thick white sudsy head dissipates leaving a thin residual white head with tons of lacing along the glass.

Smell has notes of orange, grapefruit, pine, dank herbs, touch of malt on the back end. Very mild aroma, a bit too subtle.

Taste follows the nose with a nice blend of piney bitterness, dank herbs, earthy hops, orange and grapefruit notes, and some lemongrass notes. Malt backbone is present but takes a back seat to the hops. Even though its quite bitter, there is still a balance between the hops and malts. Lingering dry bitterness on the back end.

Feel is on the fuller side. Sticky and sappy. Medium carbonation.

Overall a very nice DIPA - certainly lives up to its name on the bitterness front. Really well crafted and surprisngly balanced.

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Photo of RBuckley73
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Bitter Valentine from AleWerks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 555 ratings