Review: Give Me IPA or Give Me Death by Stone Brewing Co

Give Me IPA or Give Me Death by Stone Brewing Co

Brewery: Stone Brewing Co, Hardywood Brewing, and Ardent Craft Ales
Beer Style:  IPA
ABV:  8%
IBUs: 75

Beer God’s Notes

Original Tasting Notes:  @stonebrewingco Give Me IPA or Give Me Death – brewed in collaboration with @hardywood and @ardentcraftales

At first glance, I was worried since this poured like the last IPA that I didn’t like.  But, upon the first sip, I was totally wrong.  I should have known to trust Stone with my hop-loving tongue. And honestly the last IPA I had from Hardywood was also delicious, so I should have had more faith.

I did not get any of the berries that were brewed into this beer, and that’s okay with me.  It was still an incredibly delicious IPA with one of the coolest names.

Description

AN IMPERIAL TRIBUTE TO RICHMOND & THE RISE OF CRAFT BEER INDEPENDENCE
AN INDIA PALE ALE BREWED WITH RASPBERRIES & BLACKBERRIES FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

COLLABORATORS
ARDENT CRAFT ALES, RICHMOND, VA
HARDYWOOD PARK CRAFT BREWERY, RICHMOND, VA
HIS EXCELLENCY, TERRY MCAULIFFE, VIRGINIA GOVERNOR
STONE BREWING, RICHMOND, VA

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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