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Spinal Tapper IPA - Right Brain Brewery

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Spinal Tapper IPASpinal Tapper IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

15 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Right Brain Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cascade and calypso hopped.

(Beer added by: BrewtalHonesty on 11-06-2013)
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Spinal Tapper IPA from Right Brain Brewery
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