Everyone\u2019s favourite Currumbin Brewer Balter has rolled out its second-ever special release the IIPA. Coming in at ABV 8.6% and bursting with hops, this beer is massive in every way. IIPA is the ultimate celebration. It\u2019s brewed as a triumphant tip of the hat to a well-earned success.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe\u2019ve never brewed a beer this big, so it was a test of our capacity,\u201d says Scott Hargrave, Balter Head Brewer. \u201cWe had to figure out just how much malt can we get in the mash mixer without it overflowing. We got a tonne in. It\u2019s a huge beer, hopped to the shithouse.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe IIPA or Imperial Indian Pale Ale is based on a recipe refined over six months to deliver a strong flavour that\u2019s balanced in its approach.\r\n\r\n\u201cIIPA can be overbearing because they\u2019re big and boozy and get sweet and sticky,\u201d Scott adds. \u201cSo we stripped the malt way back to be essentially pale malt with a sprinkle of wheat and then dissolved as much hops as we could into it. That should give it more drinkability."\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPackaged in 500ml tins with four yellow stripes as a nod to its substantial nature, the Balter IIPA goes a little something like this:\r\n\r\nA tangy fruit salad with extra punch. Clean, hefty hop notes provide substantial palate weight with hints of pineapple, pine and citrus, while the higher alcohol content delivers a delightfully dry, spicy finish. In a tall tin so you can share it with a mate celebrating a royal achievement, or simply soaking up the last shadows of a classic day.\r\n\r\n\u201cStop at one, and you\u2019re good. Maybe that\u2019s a challenge to some, but it\u2019s meant to be a standalone salute.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe Imperial IPA landed on shelves right in time for Balter to celebrate its 2nd Birthday. It\u2019s available now for a limited time only. Head over to the Balter site linked below to find the IIPA in a store near you.\r\n\r\nIn related news, Modus Operandi drops Majestic Leopard, a hoppy 5.0 ABV session beer and east meets west in Iron Hill's Rising Sun IPA.\r\nCheck it out\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.