Highest rated beer in Virginia

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October 28, 2022
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Highest rated beer in Virginia

If you drink beer—any beer—you've likely heard of the craft beer revolution, and you likely fall into one of two camps: IPA warrior or lager loyalist. The great thing about a beer-related revolution is that there is no wrong side. Whatever your preference, cheers to you.

The burgeoning brewery business is indeed a revolution by many counts. According to the Brewers Association, the number of breweries in the United States grew 390% from 2010 to 2020—all while beer consumption, on average, was declining.

Like all revolutions, this, too, began as a desire for change—as an overthrow of the old and the monopolistic. In 2010, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors (formerly MillerCoors), two of the largest beer companies in the world, comprised roughly 77% of total beer sales in the U.S. In 2020, that share was 60%, with smaller brewers claiming a larger share toward the end of the decade.

With a taste of the innovations and variety coming out of craft breweries, consumers are demanding a higher quality product, and are willing to pay more for it. Over the last decade, beer prices have increased by 33%.

If you've ever been curious about which beers are most popular in your home state, we have the answer. Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated beer in Virginia using ratings from BeerAdvocate. A maximum of 5 beers per brewery were included.

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#29. Bitter Valentine

- Rating: 4.23 (569 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.30%
- Brewery: Alewerks Brewing Company
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#28. Pancake House

- Rating: 4.38 (23 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 8.50%
- Brewery: Alewerks Brewing Company
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#27. Triple 3 Scoops: Passion Fruit, Lemonade, Mango

- Rating: 4.4 (23 ratings)
- Type: Fruited Kettle Sour
- ABV: 3.50%
- Brewery: The Answer Brewpub
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#26. Green Dreams

- Rating: 4.31 (78 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Triple Crossing Brewing
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#25. Bourbon Barrel Porter (BBP)

- Rating: 4.27 (633 ratings)
- Type: Imperial Porter
- ABV: 9.00%
- Brewery: Alewerks Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#24. Battle Creek

- Rating: 4.32 (70 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Triple Crossing Brewing
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#23. Nectar & Knife

- Rating: 4.31 (117 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Triple Crossing Brewing
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#22. Café Royale

- Rating: 4.3 (793 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 8.40%
- Brewery: Alewerks Brewing Company
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#21. Hard In The Paint

- Rating: 4.35 (79 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: The Answer Brewpub
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#20. Imperial Pumpkin - Bourbon Barrel

- Rating: 4.43 (33 ratings)
- Type: Pumpkin Beer
- ABV: 9.40%
- Brewery: Alewerks Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#19. Interstellar Burst

- Rating: 4.37 (67 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Triple Crossing Brewing
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#18. Resolute

- Rating: 4.33 (405 ratings)
- Type: Russian Imperial Stout
- ABV: 13.50%
- Brewery: Brothers Craft Brewing
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#17. Christmas Morning

- Rating: 4.34 (447 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 9.20%
- Brewery: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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#16. Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)

- Rating: 4.34 (820 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 10.20%
- Brewery: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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#15. Ruse

- Rating: 4.4 (111 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 11.30%
- Brewery: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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#14. Dark Hollow Reserve: Concealed Darkness

- Rating: 4.46 (48 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 10.60%
- Brewery: Blue Mountain Brewery
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#13. We Ded Mon

- Rating: 4.41 (146 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 11.00%
- Brewery: The Veil Brewing Co.
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#12. Never Gonnagetit³

- Rating: 4.52 (35 ratings)
- Type: Fruited Kettle Sour
- ABV: 5.30%
- Brewery: The Veil Brewing Co.
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#11. IdonteverEVERwanttoBU

- Rating: 4.45 (96 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 9.30%
- Brewery: The Veil Brewing Co.
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#10. whiteferrari

- Rating: 4.43 (213 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: The Veil Brewing Co.
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#9. Orange Starfish

- Rating: 4.42 (384 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 5.70%
- Brewery: Aslin Beer Company
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#8. Bale

- Rating: 4.48 (73 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 13.50%
- Brewery: Aslin Beer Company
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#7. Master Of Karate

- Rating: 4.42 (527 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.40%
- Brewery: Aslin Beer Company
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#6. Talking Backwards

- Rating: 4.48 (85 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 10.80%
- Brewery: Ocelot Brewing Company
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#5. Juan de Bolas

- Rating: 4.52 (54 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 15.00%
- Brewery: Aslin Beer Company
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#4. Never Never Again Again

- Rating: 4.51 (67 ratings)
- Type: Fruited Kettle Sour
- ABV: 5.10%
- Brewery: The Veil Brewing Co.
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#3. Kentucky Christmas Morning

- Rating: 4.45 (452 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 10.60%
- Brewery: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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#2. Trickery

- Rating: 4.45 (523 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 13.50%
- Brewery: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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#1. Double Orange Starfish

- Rating: 4.46 (477 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.30%
- Brewery: Aslin Beer Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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