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Cascade Summer Solstice IPA - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Summer Solstice IPA
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BA SCORE
84
good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
59 IBU
"Brewed with Munich & Two Row Malted Barley along with piney Chinook & Simcoe hops."

(Beer added by: DiabolikDUB on 07-16-2009)
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Cascade Summer Solstice IPA from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
84 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.