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Red Flag Double IPA - Rip Current Brewing

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Red Flag Double IPA
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 6.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rip Current Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A double IPA bringing out the monster hop aromas and flavors San Diego is known for while still maintaining drinkability so you can have a second!

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-10-2012)
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LegalBrew87

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-12-2014 04:46:06 | More by LegalBrew87
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-22-2013 02:14:57 | More by aquazr1
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ehammond1


3.78/5  rDev -8.9%

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Hazed golden with a moderately-sized near-white head. Leaves irregular dots and sheets of stick down the glass.

Tropical and citrus character in the aroma, along with some definite sweetness, and a bit of pine.

Big bitterness throughout complemented by tropical and citrus notes, and a bit of sweet bread. Some alcohol presence.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

Fairly bitter and a bit of an alcohol kick, but a better than average DIPA.

01-09-2013 04:01:58 | More by ehammond1
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-29-2013 21:35:55 | More by SPRichard
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JasonFromLA

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

01-23-2013 04:00:53 | More by JasonFromLA
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skunk242

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-18-2013 02:07:44 | More by skunk242
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-13-2013 08:05:58 | More by largadeer
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samoblue

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-04-2013 21:03:14 | More by samoblue
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-26-2013 16:49:22 | More by claspada
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kdown

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

09-12-2013 22:12:10 | More by kdown
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-11-2013 14:37:10 | More by SocalKicks
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-01-2013 04:32:33 | More by Beermazter310
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ALBuff

Hawaii

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%

This impressive DIPA packs quite the punch with its depth of character, silky good looks, and drinkability. It's plenty viscous and dense without being too syrupy, and the tropical notes and toffee-like sweetness offer a nice balance to the more bitter hop forward qualities.

01-28-2013 00:06:56 | More by ALBuff
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MacNCheese

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

First double IPA from this new brewery. For their first shot at a massive hoppy san-diego style IPA, it's very impressive! Pours a pale hazy (due to hops) yellow with a nice white head. Major hop nose with massive hops to back this up. Definetly unbalanced in the best way possible. East Coast IPA lovers will not care for it.

I want to rate it higher, and will probably do so on subsequent batches as they dial it in even more. 1st brew and a serious in-park home run... Alcohol is very well hidden for a 9.5% beer. This beer is a solid A, and will be an A+ on subsequent batches!

Had another pint Thursday after my final. Massive tropical hop notes that I didn't pick up the first time. I believe the hops are simcoe, citra and Columbus and its damn tasty!!!

12-10-2012 18:58:24 | More by MacNCheese
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jakecattleco

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-08-2013 04:26:10 | More by jakecattleco
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Zbeetleman

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-09-2013 06:20:34 | More by Zbeetleman
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funkel81

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-27-2013 21:57:23 | More by funkel81
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-08-2014 04:54:25 | More by zestar
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fox227

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-04-2013 14:07:08 | More by fox227
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-29-2014 19:47:29 | More by atrocity
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dwagner003

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-09-2013 15:01:06 | More by dwagner003
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-08-2013 04:26:51 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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hpthebull

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-12-2013 03:39:53 | More by hpthebull
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

3.89/5  rDev -6.3%

On tap on the fair beaches of San Diego.; into a pint glass.
Appearance - orange with a syrup/honey hue. Decent white head and lacing.
Smell - hop forward indeed, but didn't knock my socks off...
Taste - a bit disappointing (though I admit to having this after a Green Flash Palate Wrecker)! One sided, bland (relatively speaking) with little to no complexity.
Feel - love the aggressive bitterness, but would be great with some creativity/complexity.
Overall - decent west coast DIPA, but much better options.

02-16-2014 04:39:28 | More by DenverHopHead
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miadw3

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

01-14-2013 07:52:55 | More by miadw3
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Red Flag Double IPA from Rip Current Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.