The Virginia Beer Company

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The Virginia Beer Company
Virginia, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #363
Ranked #12,279
4.03 | pDev: 5.71%
Oct 27, 2023
Aug 04, 2021
— Citrusy, Soft, Hazy —

Proof that you don't need to up the ABV to show off your love for lupulin.

We adore brewing with Citra hops and couldn't resist packing as much as possible into this Hazy India Pale Ale recipe. Hopped and Dry-Hopped to the brim with soft, citrusy, juicy Citra.

A gorgeous take on a Hazy American IPA.
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Rated: 3.92 by Boone757 from Virginia

Oct 27, 2023
Rated: 4 by avisong from Virginia

Sep 22, 2023
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

3.41/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Can. Pours an opaque orange with a dense white head.
Smells of green hops and distinct tangerine.
A peachy flavour with a light bitter finish.
Chewy feel. Soft carbonation.
No balancing malt discerned expected of an APA. More like an NEIPA and not to my liking.
Aug 12, 2023
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Merroir Tasting Room in Topping, VA.

It has a velvety look to the opaque wheat gold beer. The head on mine was small and white.

It smells like I’m peeling a grapefruit and walking through a citrus orchard. There’s an herbal and floral layer, like orange blossoms. Soft and sweet.

Almost a creamsicle thing going on; the soft orange notes play with some rougher grapefruit. There’s herbal orange blossom that intensifies to some dankness in the finish. It takes the aroma and turns it up.

It’s soft and medium-light bodied, but is served here with medium plus carbonation helping it stay light and igniting the flavors.

I think this is one of the better hazy IPAs I’ve had and I always appreciate single hop brews.
Aug 10, 2023
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Rated by Danmooney40 from Virginia

4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From a 16 oz can. Light amber color. A little amount of quickly dissipating head. A fragrant smell It was good.
Jul 30, 2023
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a nice hazy golden color with a generous head and lacing
Aroma has pleasant tropical and citrus hints
The taste follows the nose with a pleasant tropical and citrus flavor
A medium bodied well carbonated beer
A good Pale Ale
Jul 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a 16 oz can dated 2/06/2023 into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Poured a hazy orange color with a fluffy white head that dissipates slowly leaving lots of lacing on the glass.
S - Smells of citrus.
T - Tastes of orange and lime.
F - Creamy with a medium body and carbonation.
O - Really tasty creamy IPA.
Feb 23, 2023
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
If thick, dense and plush all bring a sparkle to your eye, then The Virginia Beer Company has a gorgeously hazy companion for you. Simply put together with Citra hops, their hazy IPA is the one you want by your side.

Pouring a turbid matte consistency that's built into a milky taupe hue, Georgeous soon builds a creamy and pillowy froth that plays host to a burst of citrus, tropical fruit and a light herbal complement. Sweet with its first sip, the creamy ale carries flavors of cereal, shortcake, honeysuckle and powdered sugar.

Not to be outdone, the hops spring to life once the beer carries across the middle palate. Branch ripe oranges, red grapefruit, and lighter lime flavors in a zesty tone. Apricot, mango and passionfruit bring up a secondary set of racy tropical flavors. Yet trending smoothly bitter, the late taste is softly herbal with fresh spruce, herbal grasses and light hemp.

Full bodied for IPA, Gorgeous finishes creamy, smooth and on the malty side of bittersweet. Although the ale lacks the dryness of a more refreshing IPA, its full flavors give a brighter and more intense fruit character with more balance than usual.
Jan 09, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by RTMack from Virginia

Jan 02, 2023
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deep copper in color with an off-orangish colored head. Head gives way to nice lacing, however the thin head left over clings to the glass. Nose is similar to an orange pushup, but not as strong. Taste is also slightly citrusy with a lingering orange flavor. Second drink gave me a hint of banana, can that be correct?
Nov 27, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Nitty703 from Virginia

Nov 14, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by beerrat from Virginia

Oct 01, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by hophugger from Virginia

Dec 31, 2021
Gorgeous from The Virginia Beer Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 13 ratings