Producer: Alewerks Brewing Company; Williamsburg, VA
Style: Double IPA
Price Range: $10 / bottle ( oz)
Appearance: Rich orange amber, small white head
Aroma: Citrus, pine, grass, hints of orange, mango, pineapple
Virginia Pour House Review: Alewerks releases this big double IPA every year around Valentine’s Day. This year I found it a little later than normal, but judging by the appearance and aroma I don’t think anything will be lost here. The beer pours a deep rich amber, almost orange, with a thin white head. I get big citrus and floral notes in the aroma, with hints of orange, mango, and pineapple, but also an earthiness and some pine. The first sip is super bitter, but there is a lot of flavor here. Lots of citrus bursts through first, but also some floral notes and an earthy finish. The big citrus notes dominate the flavor, with some grapefruit, orange, lemon, and hints of pineapple. This beer doesn’t get less bitter with subsequent sips either. This thing is a punch-in-the-face hop bomb that doesn’t quit. This is one of my favorite local Virginia beers.