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Island Lager - Granville Island Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Granville Island Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: 49degrees on 01-04-2003

Island Lager is brewed to our original recipe, which combines all-natural ingredients to produce its distinct hop flavour. The same clean, refreshing taste that put us on the map in ’84 still makes this one a local favourite.
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Island Lager from Granville Island Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.