Alpha Drive | Valiant Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Valiant Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 01-13-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
72
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
37.37%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
For Trade:
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Alpha Drive from Valiant Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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