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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyW68 (1525) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Brown pour with off white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is grainy and sweet. Taste adds a nice balance of bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2017
22oz bomber pours with a clear mahogany colored body that supports a full semi tight tan head of foam. The modest aroma offers up some malts, a malt sweetened fruitiness thats vaguely citrus, mild spicy hops and a dash of floral. The taste delivers smooth sweet malts and a crystal malt sweetness and bite leading to bitter spicy hops ringed thinly by a citrus hop note. Toward the finish the hops grow to reveal mild floral, pine and slightly woody hoppiness. This is a pretty nice through back offering that has a bit of an Arrogant Bastard Ale feeling to it.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (1460) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Pretty good. Not as good as most of stones ipa but still tasty. Bit funky aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1725) - - MAR 5, 2017
Bomber. Sweet blackberry and raspberry aroma with notes of caramel malt and pine and grapefruit hops. Pours dark reddish-caramel colored with a large tan head that has excellent retention and a good amount of lacing. Starts with caramel malt and berry sweetness with some hops in the background. Finishes dry with grapefruit hop citrus and pine resin bitterness that lingers on the palate. Pretty good, but the berries werent as pronounced and it finished quite bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (553) - Minneapolis, - MAR 5, 2017
Kind of a IPA fruit beer. Its pretty good. I get plenty of the berry flavors, slightly hoppy, not very bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11218) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle. Raspberrry, blackberry, caramel malt, and lemon peel aroma. Murky dark brown with moderate head. Moderately sweet berry, caramel malt, and moderately bitter herbal grapefruit peel flavor. Good body. Influence of berries more subdued than I would have though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Handypaul (516) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear, bluish-brown with a beige, fully-lasting, creamy, small head that leaves very good, fine lacing. Fresh aroma of pine, grass and light floral. Medium bitter taste that lingers on the back of my tongue and grows stronger through the initially light and sticky finish. Flavors of caramel, grapefruit, buttery toffee and very light raspberries and blueberries. Light to medium body, carbonation is fine and appropriate and a lightly sweet taste. Probably wouldnt have it again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (5816) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Pours deep mahogany into a shaker. Tan head with medium retention recedes to coat surface. Licorice and berry aromas. Sticky with dark resin, bark and chocolate upfront turning to mild berry before turning to earthy bitter leaves in the lasting finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3708) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Pours cough medicine red with aroma of berry, grapefruit, and pine Berry flavor offset by hop bitterness with some grapefruit and caramel. Different.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (6604) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Aroma is pine, spices and very mild berries. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus, mild raspberrie/blackberries, malts, fruit and a mix of slight sweetness and increasing bitterness in the finish.


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