630. AleWerks Brewing Bitter Valentine

AleWerks Bitter ValentineAleWerks is a new brewery for me and I got this in a box from someone that lives in the Virginia area. Bitter Valentine is a double IPA but the name is kind of deceiving as it is really not all that bitter.

Bitter Valentine pours a deep orange with a slight off white head. Aroma is a nice mix of sweet malt and citrus hops, not a one dimensional beer. Taste follows with a sweet malt base to start and then a solid amount of citrus and floral hops with only a slightly bitter finish. Overall this is a DIPA for beer drinkers that prefer a nice balance in their beer. I enjoyed it but I actually prefer the big over the top citrus hop bombs.
Pros:
Well balanced for a DIPA
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 8.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: 
Brewers Website: AleWerks Brewing
Brewers 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.

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