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Anarchist / Alchemist - BrewDog

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Anarchist / AlchemistAnarchist / Alchemist

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 20%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: spdyfire83 on 04-30-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Clear, bright, orange amber colour with a half centimetre tall and bubbly head that is a very light tan colour. Head turns patchy lacing after a couple moments.

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Anarchist / Alchemist from BrewDog
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