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Alpha Drive - Valiant Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

54 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 54
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Valiant Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 01-13-2014)
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Alpha Drive from Valiant Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.