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In The Curl IIPA - Rip Current Brewing

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rip Current Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: fox227 on 10-07-2013

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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by reebtaerG:
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4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at 50/50 slaters SD on 4/2/14 in a tulip

A-Pours bright gold with a creamy white head. Great lacing.

S-Lots of dank citrus in the nose, grapefruit, a bit of grass.

T-Medium to big sweet flavor with lots more dank, well ripened citrus fruits, mango, grapefruit, papaya, grass, orange.

M-Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming and resinous to finish with lasting dank hop character.

O-Overall a great DIPA. My first one in SD! Went well with the burger!

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In The Curl IIPA from Rip Current Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.