Red Flag Double IPA
Rip Current Brewing

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American Imperial IPA
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4.13 | pDev: 7.02%
Rip Current Brewing
California, United States
Notes: 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!
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

April 18th, 2015 - Another hoppy brew from Rip Current, marking a pattern where it seems this brewery can do no wrong in this swath of styles. A murkier beer this time with a modest head and a dark, foxy orange-brown color, the smell is packed with passion fruit and a milder bitterness, peeking out from behind the yeast's fruit yield. It's mild for a double IPA in the flavor, with a nice hoppy note resonating throughout like a bell, but the flavors are maltier and more "red" than expected. By that I mean more notes of mesquite honey, wood and cinnamon. It is still very much a double IPA, but with a flavor profile that fits more with Fall than Spring.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -8%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!!!

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Red Flag Double IPA from Rip Current Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 38 ratings