Olde Richmond Batch No. 11 India Pale Ale | Olde Richmond Beer Company

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Olde Richmond Batch No. 11 India Pale AleOlde Richmond Batch No. 11 India Pale Ale

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Olde Richmond Beer Company
Virginia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by argock on 05-03-2007

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Photo of oelergud
4.73/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep clear and dark copper body with a big tan head full range of bubbles, good retention and clumpy lace. Good carbonation.
Good caramel hoppy scent, some spice and rough pine sensation.
Pretty good balance. Caramel malts up front which is quickly followed by a sharp hoppy flavor. The aftertaste is a persistent and strong earthy hop rush.
Full body and good coating with a slightly dry finish.
Highly drinkable. This is a hoppy and delicious IPA.


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Photo of Bierman9
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a 22oz bomber. Label data indicates this is an attempt at replicating a Revolutionary War era Richmond brew... No freshness info located....

Pours a rich, clear, deep golden color. Head is thin, white and wispy, leaving good lace but remaining quite thin atop the nectar. Nose has some toastiness, combined with hoppiness which is fruity yet not citrussy. Perhaps leaning more towards apricot than grapefruit. Still good, though not overly pronounced. Body is medium and solid, and 11 has a fairly smooth feel on the tongue.

Flavor has a light smidgen of sweetness, with some toasty malt along with a suggestion of caramel, tough ever so slight. Hoppiness presents itself well, though does not try to steal the show. It is, like the aroma, fruity though more sweetish, apricot-like, as opposed to tried and true citrus. Hops are also a tad earthy, and stick well in the mouth. A tasty, middle-of-the-road IPA. Not too floral and herbal, like some Brit versions, or too puckery like some US West-coast variations. Number 11 is stuck in the middle, and is a tasty offering. Is this what they drank back in the late 1700's? Lucky colonialists!! Thanks to "Bro" Artied2, who brought this back from his latest DC trip for me...


overall: 3.9
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4


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Photo of Imstillthegman
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Olde RIchmond Beer Company brew...

Batch No. 11 pours a clear golden amber...more on the golden side. Nice, thick white head. Good lacing. The lacing kinda reminds me of the veins in some granite or marble...I am in the process of re-doing my kitchen so you know where my head is at.

The aroma is a bit sweet for an IPA. There's some fruit, some of which is a bit sour. Hops are present in a grapefruit form.

The flavor is good, but not 4.0 good. A little sweet and light on the bitterness. Not really what I hoping for when I grabbed a bottle of IPA.

Good mouthfeel. Medium body with good carbonation. I gave it a 4.0 for drinkability, but in my mind it's an APA, not an IPA. I wouldn't hesitate to pick it up again, but I would do so knowing what I was getting, not what the label says. BTW...the label is one of those nice screen printed paint jobs like Stone bottles. Very classy looking bottle.

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Photo of dherling
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out a crystal clearamber gold with off white musty head, decent lacing. The nose offers sour orange, white grapefruit pith, sour apples, yeast. The taste concured with the nose, a little on the sweeter side, not over-bearingly bitter. Tasted more like an APA than an IPA. Had a crisp mouthfeel with a slightly cloying finish. Very drinkable and enjoyalbe beer.

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Photo of phisig137
2.51/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber pours a deep gold, light amber color, with a three finger head. Decent retention leaves behind some delicate lace.

Aroma is slightly sweet, with whiffs of raw grain, and honey. Piss poor hop presence.

Flavor is much the same. Fairly boring, one sided malt sweetness up front. Slight bitter finish, with no real distinct hop flavor at all. Pretty boring. Mouthfeel is smooth, with fine carbonation. Drinkability is decent.

Overall, a very unexciting beer. This would be a pretty bad pale ale, and is a sad excuse for an IPA. Luckily it was cheap, but despite it's price, I still won't be buying it again. I think Olde Richmond had better step up its recipes before they go the same direction that Mobjack did...

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Photo of argock
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a 16oz pint glass

A: Reddish-copper color with one-finger off-white head with minimal retention

S: Faint caramel and honey

T: Malty sweet with mild oily hop finish. Inobtrusive.

M: Very smooth with even carbonation.

D: A bit on the sweet side for even an American IPA but still delicious.

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