Scotland | Imperial IPA | 9.20%
We jumped the gun on this one last month. This time it really is here…
Phwoah! Not for the faint hearted. I like to stretch before having a beer like this so as not to pull a muscle. You may also need a little lie down after it.
The extremely high alcohol content is masked really well which for me is one of the best indicators of a highly skilled brewer. There are plenty of floral and citrus notes on the nose and toffee, malt and honey flavours. But it all dances around the bitterness of the beer which is inescapable. An outstanding example of a highly hopped ale. It scores a 99 on RateBeer. Pretty impressive!