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Red Flag Double IPA - Rip Current Brewing

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Red Flag Double IPA
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90
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7%
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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

zestar, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

aoampm, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

LegalBrew87, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of DenverHopHead
3.61/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

DenverHopHead, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

aquazr1, Sep 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

largadeer, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

kdown, Sep 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

jakecattleco, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Beermazter310, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Zbeetleman, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

SPRichard, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

claspada, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

SocalKicks, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

dwagner003, May 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

samoblue, Apr 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

fox227, Apr 04, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

ALBuff, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

funkel81, Jan 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

JasonFromLA, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

skunk242, Jan 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

miadw3, Jan 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

hpthebull, Jan 12, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ehammond1, Jan 09, 2013
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Red Flag Double IPA from Rip Current Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.