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Maxim Beer Awards: Mind Erasers

When you want a beer that hits you over the head, hard, don a helmet and grab one of these.

Outburst Imperial IPA
Pyramid Breweries
Seattle, WA
May–August, nationwide
With four malts and four hops, this spicy yet caramely IPA will put hair on your chest faster than a jar of rubber cement and a topless cat-cuddling session.

Sink the Bismarck, BrewDog
Scotland, U.K.
Extremely limited
Allegedly the world’s strongest beer at 41 percent ABV, this cracked-out IPA boasts an intense hoppiness that could take down der Führer’s whole fleet.

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
North Coast Brewing Co., Fort Bragg, CA
Year-round, nationwide
Chocolate notes hide a nine percent ABV that’ll leave you legless faster than a Russian tractor.

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE
April, July, and November, 26 states
It hits your face at an impressive 36 proof, and then you hit the floor. Good night and good luck!

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA

Availability: Winter only, nationwide
Got no lady to curl up with? This mega-hoppy barley wine will keep you warm on those lonely nights. And, you know, a Sasquatch never tells.

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