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India Pale Ale - Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
74
okay

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 102
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 19.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sponberg on 08-13-2002)
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India Pale Ale from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.