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International Pale Lager by Nick Mc

OG: 1.035 FG: 1.004 ABV: 4.0% IBU: 0

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hoppy session wheat

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OG: 1.045 FG: 1.012 ABV: 4.4% IBU: 32

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Tasty pale ale

American Pale Ale

OG: 1.056 FG: 1.014 ABV: 5.6% IBU: 0

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Baltic Porter by Trip-P Brewing

OG: 1.068 FG: 1.023 ABV: 5.9% IBU: 47

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Summer Vienna

Vienna Lager by Starter Hops

OG: 1.059 FG: 1.015 ABV: 5.8% IBU: 24

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MacPherson's Choice Ale

Scottish Heavy 70/-

OG: 1.036 FG: 1.011 ABV: 3.4% IBU: 23

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BRB Pale

American Pale Ale by PlatonicBeer89

OG: 1.048 FG: 1.009 ABV: 5.2% IBU: 48

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Irish IPA Version 1

English IPA by WRB

OG: 1.060 FG: 1.018 ABV: 5.5% IBU: 51

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American Pale Ale

OG: 1.061 FG: 1.011 ABV: 6.6% IBU: 0

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OG: 1.048 FG: 1.012 ABV: 4.7% IBU: 71

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