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Semper Fi P.A. - Young Veterans Brewing Co.

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Semper Fi P.A.Semper Fi P.A.

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 23
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 20.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Young Veterans Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: MistaRyte on 10-21-2013

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 23
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A: Golden-amber color, but cloudy. Head was a finger of near-white foam; lacing was mediocre.

S: Some mild biscuit aroma, a bit more of the fruity notes (strawberry, apricot), and the evergreen aroma of hops.

T: Malt is subdued compared to tart fruit flavors that dominate: Clementine, nectarine, and bitter orange are noticeable. The finish is tangy-bitter hops, but with each successive sip the bitter finish rises in relation to the tart flavors, and lasts longer; by the end that's all I could really taste.

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Semper Fi P.A. from Young Veterans Brewing Co.
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