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RATINGS: 83   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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dwyerpg (6230) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2017
This didn’t taste that heavy on the fruit to me. It was there, but it gave the beer a creamy nitro feel. Pretty good stuff.

3.5
tgncc (3135) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2017
The aroma is caramel, berries. The appearance is a dark amber, light purple. The flavor is is berries, pine, citrus, caramel. The finish is citrus, pine. Medium, slightly thick in body. Good overall.

4.5
drpimento (3673) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Yummm! Super good and very drinkable Imperial IPA. Aroma is very juicy and balance between fragrant Hops and caramel malt. Flavor is like knows, sweet up front with a bitter finish. Great body.

3.2
b3shine (8942) - Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Draft to pint at The Pint Room. Looks solid; malty though. A transparent copper with foamy off-white head. Smells of berries and piney hops with a moderately bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with some caramel as well. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full-bodied, fairly bitter, and on the stickier side. Decent, but smells better than it tastes.

4
PugUglyBrewer (707) - - APR 28, 2017
Dark amber to ruby color with a cream colored blanketing head of creamy foam. Very malt forward with rich caramel and toffee. Reserved notes of the juicy blackberries and tart raspberries. Underlying sweet citrus like ruby grapefruit and a semi dry pine finish.

3.6
obguthr (6456) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2017
Pencil shavings and marigold bouquet. Cloudy brown, thick yellow head, good retention and lacing. Wood, marigold, grapefruit peel. Medium body, warm, resinous, soft carbonation. Rustic and bitter.

2.1
nimbleprop (8476) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2017
On tap at CBC 2017, pours a muddy amber with some fluffy, white head. Nose is OK, blood orange, grapefruit, soap, pine, stale malts, hints of booze. Flavor is harsh though, astringent and grating with soap, dried citrus peel, stale malts. Finishes full bodied, grating. Not my thing. Didn’t get any of the promised berry.

3.8
stevoj (5288) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 23, 2017
Bottle from Boise Co-op. Dark amber, small bubbly head. Dank, hoppy aroma,. Taste brings in more of the malt base, caramel and toffee. Hoppy at first, then subsides to a nice malty brew with a bitter finish. Patrick Henry would be proud!

3.8
TheBeerGod (6233) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours murky brown with a tall fluffy tan head. Aroma is floral hops, berries, sweet malt and light caramel. Taste is sweet malt, soft berries, floral hops, soft hop resins and light caramel. Body is medium with a soft bubbly carbonation and a light lingering hop bitterness. Ends with more floral hops, fruit, ripe berries, sweet malt, caramel and hop resins.

3.9
Cybercat (5895) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2017
Pours clear sepia with a thick and rather persistent buff head. Aroma presents resiny hops and toasted malt, just a whisper of berries. Resiny hops dominate the flavor, while the berry notes come through stronger - after a couple sips, the strawberry stands out while the blackberry remains a little shy. Mouthfeel offers firm, fairly viscous body and smooth but fizzy texture, with more berries appearing in the finish. Give me the liberty to drink good beer - and try different beers - or give me death!


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