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Specialty IPA: New England IPA by Amapola Ales

OG: 1.064 FG: 1.015 ABV: 6.4% IBU: 43

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German Leichtbier by Bravado

OG: 1.033 FG: 1.008 ABV: 3.3% IBU: 20

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Experimental Beer by Timbo79

OG: 1.041 FG: 1.006 ABV: 4.6% IBU: 22

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Its Probably Ale

American IPA by Paul Kirby

OG: 1.072 FG: 1.017 ABV: 7.3% IBU: 62

2 hours ago


Schwarzbier by Swig

OG: 1.050 FG: 1.008 ABV: 5.5% IBU: 26

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Galactipa II

American IPA by Ruddager

OG: 1.070 FG: 1.012 ABV: 7.6% IBU: 70

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Cream Ale by Jervies

OG: 1.053 FG: 1.015 ABV: 5.1% IBU: 54

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American Pale Ale by Luís Gabriel G C

OG: 1.067 FG: 1.017 ABV: 6.6% IBU: 0

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Creamy Vanilla Coffee Ale

Blonde Ale

OG: 1.042 FG: 1.008 ABV: 4.5% IBU: 15

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American Amber Ale

OG: 1.060 FG: 1.011 ABV: 6.4% IBU: 39

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