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Space Needle Golden IPA - Pike Pub & Brewery

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Space Needle Golden IPASpace Needle Golden IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopwave on 08-05-2013)
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Space Needle Golden IPA from Pike Pub & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.