Stone (Richmond) / Ardent / Hardywood Give Me IPA or Give Me Death

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Just as Patrick Henry once stood addressing the city of Richmond in 1775 to spur resistance against the tyrannical British Empire, 20 years ago we were stirred to join the cry for resistance against the tyrannical oppression of industrial beer. And now, the opening of our Richmond brewery is yet another shot in the salvo that has been fired on behalf of American brewing independence. If we wish to brew free, if we mean to retain our identity and preserve the privilege of access to independent craft beer, we must recognize it is a group effort. We do not stand alone. And so, on our new brewing grounds, we gathered with fellow craft breweries and “His Excellency,” Governor McAuliffe, to join together in force. A group cry of freedom & independence! Consider this aggressively hopped imperial IPA, jam-packed with Virginia raspberries and blackberries, a testament to our passion and unwillingness to settle or sell out! We think Patrick Henry would be proud, and hope you will be too.

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3.4
Ron (4294) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2018
Bomber bottle I've had hanging around the beer cellar for a while. Pours a hazy dark caramel color with a large head. Malty aroma with some hints of fruit. Starts out crisp, lightly carbonated and slightly tangy. Fills the mouth with a hoppy Simcoe taste and a balanced malty base. Finishes smooth with a lot of bitterness with hints of blackberries. The alcohol is noticeable and warming.

3.9
patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2017
bottle, rated early 2017 - Hazy amber pour. Aroma of resinous hops and citrus and darker fruit. The hop filled flavor has piney and fruity notes. Solid malt backbone. Really tasty brew.

3.7
mabel (10011) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2017
[9425-20170713] 750mL bottle. Leafy green hops aroma. Hazy, dark amber body with a big long-lasting foamy light tan head and some quick lacing. Bitter orange sprite hops flavour. Medium body. Interesting, simple. (7/4/7/4/15) 3.7
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)

3.7
Westchesterco (2274) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2017
From a bomber. It a cloudy amber color with an ecru head. The Aromas is sweet like sherry and the taste is sweet and has some hints of bitterness with a slight booziey finish

3.7
Iphonephan (7513) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2017
From a bomber. Pours a hazy amber with an ecru head. Aromas of berries and grass, Flavors are bitter with some berry sweetness. Intense bitter finish.

3.5
blankboy (7928) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2017
[my bottle (660ml) shared w/ HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel] Pours a murky dark copper with an average size lasting frothy off-white head and no lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, a decent amount of hops and some light berries. Flavour's malty, hoppy and boozy along with light berries. Average to medium bodied. Just good, not great.

3.6
jercraigs (11166) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2017
2017-07-13. Very lightly hazy dark amber body with a modest foamy beige head and lace. 4+ Aroma is surprisingly alcoholic, green hops. Flavour is fairly bitter up front, resiny hops, muddled but pleasant berry fruit character. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Okay. 7/4/7/3/15+ Bottle from Arch, Newmarket.

3.9
Drake (14358) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2017
Bomber from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Dark copper, large foamy white head, good retention. Aroma of pine, resin, toffee, mild berries. The taste is pine, resin, toffee, sweet berries. Medium bodied, interesting.

3.9
boto (2294) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2017
22oz bomber: This one pours a murky brown color. There was a small tan head that left some lacing. Nice nose. Blackberries, pine, some breadiness. The taste is very good. Pine, blackberries breadiness and yeastiness. Just a bit bitter. Nice body.

3.9
Block (3222) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2017
Dark amber pour, fluffy off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, malty, smell potent. Flavor is mild. Lots of hops, a good bite at the finish. Some lingering bitterness. Good balance and a very solid IPA.


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