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OG: 1.054 FG: 1.004 ABV: 6.5% IBU: 0

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American IPA by UNUMbeer

OG: 1.047 FG: 1.011 ABV: 4.7% IBU: 58

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Ordinary Bitter

OG: 1.046 FG: 1.010 ABV: 4.7% IBU: 25

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OG: 1.047 FG: 1.008 ABV: 5.1% IBU: 44

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