Alpha Drive - Valiant Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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:
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(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 01-13-2014)
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Alpha Drive from Valiant Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.