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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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3.4
GenDV138 (7361) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2017
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear dark amber with beige head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, malt, biscuit. Tastes of malt, citrus, bitter notes, candied fruit, biscut and toasty notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Bitter. Like the stout, I don’t get the berries.

2.3
LinusStick (3473) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Yuck. I hate fruited IPAs and I ordered this not knowing that’s what it was. Aroma was ok. Stale smelling hops and roasted malt. Pour was a dark clear burnt red with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was nice and bitter at first with the hops bordering on hot but that stupid berry flavor just muddled everything. Hint of sweetness in the finish that didn’t go well with the nice bitterness. Good carbonation

3.9
kassner (1669) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2017
brown cloudy with nice head and lacing. Fragrant but I can’t sense any berries. the taste however is exception quite nice and full mouth.ally bittered by the berry seed.

3.8
robforbes (2246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Pours a hazy mahogany with a medium size light tan head and great lacing. Smell is of malt, some citrus, hops, and some fruit. Taste is of hops, berries, malt, touch of citrus, and bark.

4.2
onceblind (9890) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Dark hazy amberish color with a thin ivory cap. Brisk leafy resinous hop aroma right up front with a touch of rye and slight bready toast and gentle amberish toast malt. Brisk amber malt and bright leafy resinous and gentle piney bitterness flavor with a bitter earthy resinous hop body. Brisk and complex and hoppy but also with a amberish and slightly roasty undertone.

3.6
nickd717 (4707) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle. Hazy amber with a small white head. Caramel, grapefruit, raspberry, pine hop aroma. Flavor is medium sweet, nicely bitter, fruity, touch of tartness even. Medium bodied with average carbonation, somewhat crisp. Pretty nice.

3.2
andrewje41 (4021) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Draft pour at Growler Guys, Lake City. Like no other IPA I’ve ever had before. Very much looked forward to this. Caramel copper.pour with a lasting fizz head. Malt forward aroma, though mild. Creamy, with an earthy malt and hop.combo, and way less than hoped.for and expected berry content. Bitter linger. Dusty malt. Odd, and less than amazed on this unique offering. A slight miss.

3.8
luttonm (6504) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2017
GG, Seattle. Thick off white cream, muddy orange brown. Thick hop nose, resin with a touch of fruitiness. Pine resin body, quite smooth. Bitter finish. Tasty. Fruit is hard to place but is a subtle touch of tartness by the end. Intriguing, nice.

3.3
OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2017
bottle, from Wholefoods, Cary NC. good aroma, sweet. seems malty, with fruit. some of the berry and grapefruit. dark brownish orange color, good head and lace. Fairly bitter, litely sweet flavor. medium to heavy body, thick creamy mouthfeel, fairly bitter finish. huh, don’t know if it’s the berries, or did it have a little more many than most stone ipa’s pleasant enough, but I don’t want more...aroma a weak spot for me.

3.8
vandc01 (422) - North Branch, USA - MAR 18, 2017
22oz bottle with a bottling date of 01/31/2017 tropical sweet aroma - dark orange in color. Full of carbonation


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