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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours amber with a medium off-white head. Great hop aroma of pine, citrus and tropical fruits with a touch of caramel. Great hop flavor with pine, citrus, peach, tropical fruits and a hint of caramel. Very balanced with a great but not overly bitter finish.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChadPolenz (1677) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 22A Double IPA

AROMA: Strong orange aroma, some alcohol. Some clean malty sweetness in the background. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Flame orange hue, hazy body, visible sediment and CO2. Moderate off white froth leaves great lacing. 3/3

FLAVOR: Orange flavor akin to sweet peel rather than bitter peel. Some sherbet or candy-like flavors. Bitterness is strong and dank, but not syrupy or resiny. There is a firm malty backbone, but it is not especially sweet. Alcohol is subtle. Well balanced. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-full body. Too thick to be crisp, but too carbonated to be syrupy. Alcohol warmth is minor and complements the palette. Very smooth and surprisingly quaffable (not a sipper). 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: An excellent overlooked DIPA. Kind of an orange bomb, but tasty, well balanced, and highly drinkable nevertheless. 9/10

TOTAL SCORE: 45/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5831) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2016
22oz bottle thanks to Steveoj. Pours out a hazy gold topped with a small head. Nose is nice pine citrus hops and a nice malt sweetness. Taste is more of the pine citrus hops a nice light bitterness on the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (3851) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2016
A nice break from the lighter end of the spectrum. Medium amber, slightly cloudy. Pretty mild for a DIPA. Body, aroma, taste, all right in the wheelhouse.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enwiebe (290) - - MAY 1, 2016
5/1/16. Bomber. Labeled 8.2%. Pours a murky orange w a nice sticky head. Unfiltered and throwing lots of chunks. Drinks like a 1 1/2 rather than a double but that's not bad. Body but not too slippery a mouthfeel. Forward citrus hops and a strong bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (5505) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2016
On tap at The Partisan. Nice cloudy orange body with slight head. Nose is hoppy, fruity with caramel notes. Taste is hoppy up front with citrus and pine. Bitter as well. Some really nice spices in there. Dry in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (2659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Hazy amber color; Medium body; Aroma of pine/resin hops, some floral, & fruit/citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, pine/resin hops, fruit, some caramel, and citrus; Finish is dry & bitter; Nicely balanced; Very good!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ctplt777 (474) - - FEB 26, 2016
This beer is another reason why Alewerks is in my top favorite breweries. This literally smells like tropical orange juice. Like someone squeezed a handful of oranges, pineapple, papaya, mango and peaches then said "turn into a dipa now" Its so aromatic and intense. Taste is just like the aroma with a nice pop of bitterness that lingers around. There is so much flavor, and you can tell the quality of this as soon as you taste it. This one and Secret Admirer are absolute amazing tropical bombs and I highly recommend trying this beer, its worth every penny and drink it as fresh as possible so you can bask in glorious hoppiness. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
makingr22 (7) - - FEB 21, 2016 does not count
Unfiltered a plus. Light on hops. Nice beer. Nothing special but yet nothing missing from this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7241) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Williamsburg, Va - on tap at the Alewerks Taproom. Hazy, light golden, silky snow white head, thick lacing. Juicy fruit gum, spruce in the aroma. Full-bodied flavor with some pineapple notes, a touch of citrus bitterness, trailing caramel sweetness. Decently thick mouthfeel. Saved the best for last in my visit to Alewerks.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippieFee (321) - - JUN 6, 2015
Large Format - Cloudy orange color. No head. Lots of grapefruit flavors going on, some other fruit tastes as well. Hops flavor that is not strong and not a whole lot of bitterness.


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