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Ballast Point Trappist Single

Trappist Single by mike_t

OG: 1.046 FG: 1.007 ABV: 5.1% IBU: 24

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Chuck's Revenge

American IPA by Ted Armstrong

OG: 1.070 FG: 1.017 ABV: 7.0% IBU: 153

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Kölsch by Christoframpitsch

OG: 1.055 FG: 1.013 ABV: 5.5% IBU: 31

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Puny Pale Ale

American Pale Ale by Igneous Duncan

OG: 1.051 FG: 1.013 ABV: 5.0% IBU: 34

36 minutes ago

Blond Ale

American Light Lager

OG: 1.052 FG: 1.013 ABV: 5.1% IBU: 0

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American Light

Blonde Ale

OG: 1.041 FG: 1.009 ABV: 4.2% IBU: 16

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Zwald Light

American Light Lager

OG: 1.038 FG: 1.008 ABV: 4.0% IBU: 10

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Red Ale

Irish Red Ale

OG: 1.049 FG: 1.012 ABV: 4.8% IBU: 23

about 1 hour ago


American Light Lager by JB2332

OG: 1.063 FG: 1.012 ABV: 6.7% IBU: 70

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1st New England IPA

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OG: 1.064 FG: 1.016 ABV: 6.2% IBU: 31

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