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RATINGS: 89   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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3.6
nickd717 (4901) - 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 (4344) - 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 (6835) - 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 (3665) - 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 (444) - 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

3.9
douglas88 (9688) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Bomber from Uptown. 8.75$. Pours a clear reddish color with a medium off-white head. A big fruity and malty nose. The flavor is caramel, light sweet and dusty berries, rich citrus hops dominate, some dank elements. This works really well. Reminds me a lot of Stone’s regular IPA. Funky, fruity. Great IPA.

3.5
jsporrer (1128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Pours a hazy dark caramel color with a light tan 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 nice lingering light bitterness with hints of blackberries. Not harsh and hides the alcohol well. Pretty enjoyable.

3.7
bytemesis (9326) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark lightly hazy reddish amber, large creamy beige head, dissipates rather slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is pine, some citrus, hints of berry but surprisingly muted. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter. Medium body. Interesting.

3.9
JPDIPSO (6293) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Dark copper color with a smaller, dense head of taupe bubbles. Heavy lace. Sweet toasted malt aromas, with strong pine and very mild berries. Sweet start with pale malts and hints of rye. Somewhat prickly feel. Nice balancing bitterness that allow the berries to come back out in the finish. Even the linger has a bit more berry presence than I would have expected. Some spiciness, leads me to believe there might be some rye in the malt bill. Either way a tasty IIPA in my book. 2/17

3.8
Darwenus (1160) - Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2017
I think this is a little better than the Stout "version" from the Richmond brewery, which also had the blackberries and the raspberries. Like this stout, this thing doesn’t play the berry card in a distinct way. It’s more of a typical Stone IPA. But IPAs are Stone’s thing, and this one is a fairly typical Stone IPA. Pours dark copper colored with a fair amount of foam and smells like floral and grassy hops with some malt and a hint of the berries. The flavor is a typical, big, bitter blast of hops, but the raspberries are there on the finish in a small, faint, slight, flirtatious way. I won’t go out of my way to get this again, but I enjoyed it.


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