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BrewDog - 'Restorative Beverage for Invalids and Convalescents' Imperial IPA

Posted by Anthony Morgan on 23 July 2015

I have tasted my own medicine, and it was bitter!
How could you not love a beer that's inspired by the father of pharmacology, Dr Jonatan Pereira's 19th century medical textbook description of Indian Pale Ales? This beer will add gravitas to the statement 'beer is my medicine'. Seriously, if Dr J says that the IPA is, and I quote, "a most valuable restorative beverage for invalids and convalescents", drink away people. It will cure ALL that ails you.
BrewDog has done what it does best; IPA. If you like their Punk IPA , Hardcore IPA, Jackhammer etc You'll love this.  
Restorative Beverage for Invalids and Convalescents Imperial IPA pays homage to its IPA origin, which is then pumped up with a double the quantity of modern hops. It is precisely how Dr J described IPA; devoid of sweetness and dry. It hop smacks your tongue then glides smoothly down your throat.
If you're looking for an excuse to drink a beer that will help you live forever, this is it. This potion will be on tap at Archive's Armakeggon 2015 on Saturday, 29 August.
Let's medicate together and compare ailments.
Hops: Columbus, Citra, Amarillo, Centennial
AVB: 8.7%
IBU:  100
Colour: Pale (slightly darker than a pilsner).
Taste: Big hop flavour and beautifully bitter. If you don't like hoppy beers, stay away (and live unhealthily forever).
Overall: If this is what good medicine tastes like, then prescribe its bitter goodness all day long. Drink up!

Author: Anthony Morgan
About: Let’s be honest, would I be writing a beer blog if I didn’t love (with all my heart and to the death) beer...? Maybe, but I love beer! I am not, by any means, a beer expert. I am not a harbinger, messenger, conduit sent from the fermented Gods. I am but a mortal man; a man with dreams and emotions, experiencing craft beer. A few years ago, a friend of mine (let’s call her Yvette) started a ‘100 Beers in One Year’ challenge. Some mainstream beers, mostly craft beer, and a lot of single batch brews so the challenge wasn’t drinking 100 beers (the Untappd app would prove I did that in a month), the real challenge was finding the beers. My partner, Graham, and I found ourselves caught up in the list with her. We travelled Australia from coast to coast (literally), searching and finding, and of course drinking the hoppy gems. Many were found, and consumed in the fabric chairs at Archive. So this led to many visits to Archive, my foray to Armakeggon, the start of some great friendships, my love for this great beer establishment, and my ignited passion and thirst for awesome craft brews. People who know me are aware that I am a sucker for the sour brews, I love them. Of course, I don’t discriminate. I love beers from both extreme ends in the beer spectrum. However, I’m still learning about beer and trying different beers and styles for the first time. So think of this blog as my journey, an imparting of some wisdom, and a conversation of our very beery opinions. Also join me on Untappd. Search for Anthony Morgan or my handle Princess_Mooseknuckle (sorry about my handle kids, it’s just who I am!) Let’s drink and blog.
Tags: IIPA Armakeggon Indian Pale Ale Session Beer Beer Craft Beer Next Door Cellars Archive Beer Boutique

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