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Rip Current Red Flag Double IPA

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3979) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 25, 2015
On tap at the North Park tasting room. It pours a clear golden orange color with a small white head. The aroma has some sweet hop candy, green apple jolly rancher, mango and lime. The flavor is more citrus forward with some more lime notes, nice florals and hop candy. Lightly spiced bitter finish. Good one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/21/15] Draught at Rip Current North Park in San Diego. Clear golden. “Green” hops aroma, kinda dank. Flavor has some malt sweetness, lots of “green” dank hops and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
On tap at the Rip Current (North Park) Brew Pub. Poured a golden color with a small sized off white head. Fruity, citrus with some pine and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2014
10/14/2014. On tap. Amber with a white head. Malt, caramel and tropical fruit aromas. Bitter hops, caramel, malt forward DIPA. Nice and not over done.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Poured up on tap at the brewery where it exhibits a crystal clear deep gold body that supports a near white head of foam. The aroma is resiny and spicy wood, grapefruit, malt sweetened lemon notes and then resiny pine off in the background. This is a big flavorful brew that has a strong lemon and grapefruit and herbal hop rip currents. Another sip brings up rich and vibrant flavors like sweet malts being crushed by firm resiny pine hops, grapefruit citrus hop bitterness and then a little bit of tangelo hop flavor. Toward the finish a little bit of lemon bubbles to the surface as well as thin notes of spicy, herbal and faintly garlic notes that show up amid the big yet fading resiny pine hops and citrusy grapefruit. Wow! This is money. (wow, am I even drinking the same beer as the other raters?)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Super big red IPA nice flavors and terrific finish. The added hops made for a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Aroma could use a little more ump... Though flavors make up for the aroma. Mild nose of peach and citrus, mixed with mild herbals and pine. Flavors of bitter grapefruit and pine dominate the palate. Good length. Nice sweet, caramel malt balance. Good stuff. Would drink again if I saw it locally. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1429) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2013 Tap @ brewery. Generic bright amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is floral hops and pine and a muted malt backbone. Taste is balanced pine and bitterness and a loose collection of malt and biscuit. Even but loose mouthfeel. Nice enough beer but a more defined mouthfeel would improve this greatly.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3689) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Holy cow, intense double ipa on tap at rip current, love san diego, lots of hops and flavor.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FuzzyMaz3 (1) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - APR 30, 2013 does not count
This is not your starter beer, nor is it for the low IBU Palate. Very tasty, full of flavor. Overall enjoyed it a lot.


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