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Throwback Hopstruck IPA - Throwback Brewery

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Throwback Hopstruck IPA
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21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hopstruck is a red India Pale Ale that should appeal to the self-proclaimed “hop-heads” or IPA-lovers out there. With a beautiful dark red color, a crisp, citrus-y aroma, and a lingering hop finish, this beer is sure to please both your eyes and your palate!

72 IBU

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-10-2011)
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Throwback Hopstruck IPA from Throwback Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.