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Hop Hwy IPA - Belching Beaver Brewery

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Hop Hwy IPAHop Hwy IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

70 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 70
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Belching Beaver Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-05-2013)
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Hop Hwy IPA from Belching Beaver Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.