Free Verse
The Virginia Beer Company

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The Virginia Beer Company
Virginia, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #2,812
Ranked #16,868
3.88 | pDev: 9.79%
Sep 23, 2023
Mar 23, 2016
– Tropical, Hazy, Juicy –

This juicy, tropical, hazy IPA expresses itself without limitation thank to copious helpings of Azacca and Chinook Hops.

CAN NOTE! Some naturally occurring sediment is normal and expected.
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Rated by Brumaster77 from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Not overly fruity or hazy but in the middle. Poured from draft at Busch gardens. Decent notes and smooth. Okay.
Sep 23, 2023
Rated: 3.98 by rdub from Pennsylvania

Jun 30, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by bigred89 from Maryland

Apr 27, 2023
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Reviewed by C199_t_ from South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look... head. Eh whatever. The can is reto... big ups for marketing for making it retro. Please keep it strictly retro.. Pours thick. Swirl to even the look and flavor. Milky flavors but mostly fruit. Delicious fruit experience. Drinking this beer as an adult for the first time is the equivalent to drinking Hawaiian fruit punch as a kid for the first time. You'll be going back to this one. Not a hit and quit.
Jan 25, 2023
Rated: 4.52 by RTMack from Virginia

Jan 02, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by CreightonSM from New York

Nov 05, 2022
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.71/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Free Verse has a thick, creamy, off-white head and an opaque, orange gold, with some lacing and loads of gray bottom sediment. The aroma is of fruit and white bread. The flavor is similar, with moderate sweetness and bitterness. Free Style has a medium body and a creamy mouthfeel. It has a dry finish.

Aug 25, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

Aug 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Badjamin

2.25/5  rDev -42%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
It's like a fruity IPA that forgot to be an IPA. No bitterness or any hops flavor. Just a watered down idea of what an IPA could be.

The fruity looking can is not helping the flavor and in my 6 pack 1 had a TON of sediment.
Jul 09, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by SierraFlight from Virginia

May 11, 2022
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I had 2 12 oz. cans at Tulu's Restaurant in Virginia Beach VA. Served with a pint glass, this beer features a good sized frothy head with good retention and plenty of lacing on the glass. Aroma and taste feature citrus (orange) and various tropical fruits. Aroma is moderate, taste is fairly pronounced. What makes it better is a good level of bitterness - a bit more than the typical NE IPA. Mouthfeel is crisp and nicely bitter. The 6.8% .abv is not that noticeable. A good pairing with a Mediterranean fish dish!! I would drink this one again
Mar 23, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I am trying this beer off the tapper at the United Airlines Polaris Lounge at Dulles Airport. The beer poured a slightly orangish with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had old school bitter hop with citrus and pine flare. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with old school ipa bitterness blostered by hints of pine and grapefruit. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a great beer.
Feb 22, 2022
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 06, 2022
Rated: 3.85 by animal69 from Louisiana

Oct 21, 2021
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
12 oz can from Kroger. Hazy mustard cir with a nice frothy, white head. Aroma is light citrus, fruity. Taste comes in weaker than the aroma, faint citrusy grapefruit flavors and light bready notes.
Oct 03, 2021
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Had this on draft at the ValleyFest Beer & Wine Festival 2021 at Massanutten Mountain on 9-18-21. Good offering that was the standout of the day for me. Typical NEIPA full of citrus and tropical aroma and flavor.
Sep 19, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Sep 12, 2021
Rated: 3.87 by BeerBeast from Florida

Sep 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Manta200 from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
At the Washington Dulles airport.
Very hazy deep golden color with a thin head.
Big tropical fruit aroma.
Taste is not what the nose suggest, quite a hoppy character just subtle notes of fruit.
Aug 11, 2021
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is a sixer I picked up in Williamsburg taking my son to the local amusement parks but was too tired in the hotel to have even one after a full day at Water Country. It is a fairly typical NEIPA in a lot of ways, plenty of seeping medicinal and herbal hops and the requisite mango and tropical notes. Kind of high carbonation might be a minor knock.
Jul 22, 2021
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