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Tipsy's Liquor World

Not Rated.
Tipsy's Liquor WorldTipsy's Liquor World
BA SCORE
89
very good

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.65%
[ Store ]

5869 S Alkire St
Littleton, Colorado, 80127-1447
United States
phone: (303) 551-7000

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @tipsyslw

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-29-2008)
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Reviews by smanders:
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smanders

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Tipsy's Liquor World - WOW! What else can I say? We have nothing in Virginia that can compare. I read about Tipsy's before flying to Colorado last week and was not disappointed from what I saw. If a better beer store exists in the continental United States I would love to visit it.

From a separate cooler room for the "good" beers to an entire wall for "everything" else, what's not to love about this place. I mean, even the name is great! And mannequins?!?

Not being from the area I was very pleased to find a Breckinridge 471 to go with my New Belgium 1554 - all for about $10. In Virginia, that would cost about double...Oh, that's right, we don't have those beers here. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to look forward to my next trip out west. Thanks BA for the Beerfly reviews.

11-24-2008 22:45:16 | More by smanders
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cfrobrew

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

08-19-2014 18:09:48 | More by cfrobrew
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SamN

Colorado

3.42/5  rDev -12.1%

Monstrous liquor store, absolutely huge. Beer selection is mostly first rate. Their six-pack selection doesn't have a huge amount of rare or hard-to-find beers, but just about every domestic year round you could want is here. The real gem here is the stupifying walk-in bomber cooler. So much here; domestic, int'l, seasonals and limited releases. Truly the place to find some cellaring ammo. Mix six wall is pretty good, too, but the selection doesn't seem to change that much that often

Service sucks, everyone seems to hate their jobs and the one beer person was pretty ignorant or just assumes everyone is a beer noob ("this one is an IPA, it has a lot of hops in it" wow, thanks for the breakdown...). Fortunately I don't usually need help. If you know beer and what you like, head here and blow all your money. If not, prepare to be overwhelmed by the selection and underwhelmed by the service.

08-14-2014 02:10:44 | More by SamN
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adorkindenver

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-17-2014 03:17:09 | More by adorkindenver
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tylerstravis

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

02-23-2014 22:53:02 | More by tylerstravis
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spoony

Colorado

3.87/5  rDev -0.5%

A-Tipsy's is located in the western suburbs of Denver...and is absolutely, freaking, incredibly gi-normous. Seriously, this place could be a Home Depot or Super Wal-Mart. The hugeness means that the atmosphere is a bit phone and cold, but there are weird mannequins to welcome you at the front door, so there is that. Anyway, it is just strange-feeling in the place.

Q-Both times I have visited Tipsy's, almost all of their craft beer has been in one of the many (like a dozen or more) coolers or in the large walk-in bomber room. I guess one advantage of being a huge store is that you can store your good beer cool. As for the quality of the beer, most of the stock was fresh or close to fresh the last time I dropped in, but my first visit was a little more suspect with some old, dusty bottles hanging around.

Ser-The service here is hands-off. I've been twice and was never once asked if I needed help. Maybe I just looked like I knew what I wanted, but it still would've been nice to have the option of assistance. Also, the last time I visited, I got the always-annoying, "Wow, that is an expensive beer" from the check-out guy.

Sel-Selection is where this place shines. They have a massive stockpile of Colorado craft bombers and smaller format, a pretty good selection of imports (including less common imports like Japan), and a huge mixer-sixer selection. The mixer-sixer selection is probably the biggest in Denver. I don't think of Tipsy's is on the cutting edge of rare bottles, like a Mr. B's or Mile High, but they did have a few harder-to-find brews.

V-Tipsy's prices are in-line with what you would find at other huge liquor stores in Denver. The giant store must mean lots of overhead because, contrary to what you might expect from a mega-store, the prices are not very low.

O-This place impresses by shear size, but falls a bit short of the truly great bottle shops we have in town.

11-15-2013 15:18:39 | More by spoony
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DougSyno

Colorado

2.8/5  rDev -28%

Worst keg experience ever.
- Ordered an 8-gallon keg over a week in advance. 3 days later, was told there were no 8-gallon kegs, so had to switch it to a 5-gallon keg.
- Then a day before I was to pick up the keg, I was told the beer was out-of-stock. Shouldn't they have known this a lot earlier? So I was offered a discount on a lesser beer.
- A few hours later, I received another call saying they were able to get my original beer. How's that possible? Weren't they out-of-stock? I'm guessing someone just forgot to place the order.
- I finally get the keg, drive an hour out-of-town into the national forest with no cell reception, only to find they had given me the wrong tap. The tap they gave us wouldn't fit the keg. Drive miles to find cell reception. They swear they gave us the right tap. I have friends go and pick up a new tap, and we get the keg working. Yes, they had given us the wrong tap.
- After that entire nightmare of an experience, I return everything fully expecting a comp of the keg, for all my wasted time and the wasted time of my friends. The beer manager, Brady, refuses and offers a token of a free 6-pack, and also refuses to allow me to speak to the store manager, Page. BS. Keep your 6-pack. You'll receive negative reviews instead.

UPDATE: A week after posting this review, one of the managers called and refunded the keg.

05-29-2013 23:38:53 | More by DougSyno
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iSip

Colorado

4.01/5  rDev +3.1%

Tipsy's has a great selection of beer offerings. The highlight for me are the first 6 coolers, which offer a huge variety of singles that you can mix and match into a six pack. This is a boon to the beer explorer who is looking to sample a wide range of beer and beer styles without committing to a six of any single offering. Want to try six different New Belgium offerings, no problem. Want to try six IPA's from different brew houses, no problem. Want to compare three Belgian beers to three American made Belgian style beers, no problem.

Access is easy from C-470, so if you are driving by, think about stopping in and mixing a six pack of something you have never tried, or whatever hits your fancy.

Great idea!

11-18-2011 14:53:35 | More by iSip
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DividedAvery

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

If you like bombers and are in the area then you need to be here during their tastings. Every weekend 8 different bombers get tasted between Friday and Saturday. Just this weekend the lineup was: Deschutes Hop In the Dark, Firestone Walker DBA, La Chouffe Gold, Dry Dock Vanilla Porter, Boulevard Two Jokers and some others I can't remember. But the tastings are 5-7 Friday and 4-6 Sat and they put the products that are getting tasted on their facebook page a few hours prior. Really awesome stuff. Don't miss the bomber room either while you are there. Really impressive selection...

08-27-2011 19:24:19 | More by DividedAvery
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JoeAmerican77

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +10.5%

Tipsy's right across from a glowering white church and the foothills. Standing an impressive form over the highway luring all who come by with its size and depth. It really is a decent atmosphere here. I usually come by on Fridays and Saturdays and often they are doing free liquor tasting, which always includes beer. Well lit, enormous. The biggest selection I've ever seen anywhere. And heyo! make your own sixpacks for 10 bucks... I do all the time thank you. There is also a deli within that is quite pricey but the food is delicious. The value is reasonable because you can always find something interesting on sale. I support small time brewers, not necessarily small time liquors stores and this really helps me support that sentiment. There are many workers here, some are booze geniuses, others can't see beyond there own Bud light lime goggles, that is kind of a toss up but if you say "hey is there anyone here considered a beer expert and can they help me?" You should find the man or woman you need.

04-12-2011 17:40:47 | More by JoeAmerican77
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Tipsy's Liquor World in Littleton, CO
89 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.