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Comet/Mosaic IPA

American IPA

OG: 1.062 FG: 1.015 ABV: 6.1% IBU: 0

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American Pale Ale by AndreCalix

OG: 1.052 FG: 1.009 ABV: 5.7% IBU: 42

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Old Chub Clone

Scottish Light

OG: 1.085 FG: 1.022 ABV: 8.3% IBU: 38

about 1 hour ago

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Belgian Tripel by Huri

OG: 1.086 FG: 1.021 ABV: 8.4% IBU: 22

about 1 hour ago

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Doppelbock by noty

OG: 1.096 FG: 1.023 ABV: 9.6% IBU: 59

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2018 Dunkelweizen

Dunkles Weissbier by JayR

OG: 1.046 FG: 1.012 ABV: 4.5% IBU: 13

1 hours ago


Specialty IPA: New England IPA by Gimmethepat

OG: 1.051 FG: 1.013 ABV: 5.0% IBU: 0

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Coffee Stout

American Stout

OG: 1.059 FG: 1.015 ABV: 5.8% IBU: 41

2 hours ago

Wheat of Darkness

Dunkles Weissbier by HopNasty

OG: 1.054 FG: 1.014 ABV: 5.4% IBU: 15

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British Brown Ale

OG: 1.072 FG: 1.014 ABV: 7.7% IBU: 21

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