Tipsy Cow Burger Bar

16345 Cleveland St

Redmond, WA, United States of America

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Not a big fans of nitrous but I like this one.
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Juicy as you'd expect, but this tasted more like juice than beer. A bit of malt but otherwise a bit like grapefruit juice with a touch of roundness from pomegranate. I thought it was worse for the wear.
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Mildly hoppy caramel amber. Very northwest profile. Nice, but somewhat nondescript.
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Memories of this beer have fled, but I do remember it was pleasant. Having lunch with Sukie made it much better.
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Dryish, mineral pilsner. Sheen of northwest hop at the opening, although it doesn't dominate the overall flavor.
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Similar to the RPM, although this was less pungent and slightly sweeter. Overall I enjoyed it about the same.
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Piney IPA with a sweet malt character. Pungent resin is pleasantly offset by a smooth finish, but that pungency does get to be a bit much over time. Will have to compare someday side by side with the Hop Venom; this location tends to have both on tap fairly often.
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The server insisted this was their wheat ale, but it tasted like an IPA and - surprise! - my check also had the IPA name listed. So I'm going with that. A hoppy, resinous ale, somewhere on the fruitier end of the scale. Lower on alpha but not really what I expect from the fresh hop description. Then again, I can't actually find any information online about this beer, so who knows what it was?
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Just an outstanding Kolsch, buttery and malty. Exactly how I like it.
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A really resinous pale with a slight tickle of cucumber at the opening. Pithy, bitter finish. I kept going back and forth between really not liking this beer and being intrigued by its flavors.
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I had to get this, with that name! A lightly sweet dark beer with a smooth coffee-hinted roast flavor. Medium bitterness.
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Chocolate-caramel like a porter or dark lager, but with a half-hop, half-roast bitterness on the finish that builds up over the glass. On the surface it was okay, but it definitely seemed worse than the Pray For Snow and Big Ol' Pumpkin beers that others had.
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A pithy IPA, but with a nice bit of fruit. Not my style, but it was surprisingly better than "for science" would have predicted.
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A creamy, mildly roasty porter. I think I'd call this excellent for the style.
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Straight banana-clove Belgian Pale. Tasty enough but nothing particularly memorable about it.
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Refresing and well rounded, the blueberry flavors are present but not as much as in the Kitty Kat blues.
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Round, overt blueberry on the nose. Flavor-wise it is quite clear as well, but goes into a bit of a uric tang - but in a good way? It's not as interesting as the Kitty Kat Blues, but still very tasty.
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A pungent, rooty hop flavor that brings to mind English beers. Some west coast fragrance comes in after the fact, but this is one dank beer. A light malt profile and some slight yeast tartness and bitterness to the finish.
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Thin cola-like brown, dry hint-of-coffee flavor. Drinkable, but nothing exciting. This is actually the beer I ordered and the Snowline was a taster that the bartender mistakenly filled as a schooner, but I much preferred that one to this. (8 oz schooner)
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Was expecting more of the same old type of winter ale, but actually this was refreshingly different. Golden, with a strong cereal presence and a bitter-hop finish mixed with... pepper, maybe? Overall, a European blonde character more than an American malt-hop bomb. Subtle spice, but not of the holiday-bouquet-in-your-face variety. (8 oz schooner)
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Surprisingly smooth and drinkable IPA. The bitterness seems to pleasantly manifest itself only near the end. Like most IPA, has very marked citrus fruit flavors (Lemon, grapefruit). Was also detecting some kind of nut flavor. It could have been more crisp though.
Bottle
Decent, malty taste without being too sweet.
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Here's a christmas style beer I can actually enjoy! Light, strong cereal flavors with mild spices flavors.
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Spiced sugar cookie smell. Light but unremarkable body, sweetness starts late, somewhat tangy finish.
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Dark chocolate and maple elements to smell. Pleasant fine hopped bitterness throughout. The whiskey'd chips come out at the end, a good taste but additive, not really integrated.
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Creamy, smooth opening reminiscent of malt balls. Decently roasty finish - bitter, but not burnt. V. enjoyable!
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Balanced pie spice and a creamy/mellow mouthfeel that is believably pumpkin. It's really quite nice, except for a moderate but wall-like bitterness that appears at the finish. Maybe I was just sensitive to it today, but that's how it goes.
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Spiced holiday cookie aroma. Tastes more like a gingerbread cookie than pumpkin. Cinnamon finishing notes with pleasing bitterness.
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Pretty well rounded - citrus and resin and a balanced malt character, not too bitter.
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Bubblegum: ONCE TASTED, CANNOT BE UNTASTED. Also bitter.
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Bubblegum and clove, with a bit of a rich, egg custard slash corn chip flavor.
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Sharp tangy dry and yeasty bitterness which transitions to a biscuit finish. Initially a weird sort of flavor, slightly sour and funky.
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I should get something else at some point, but this is always just so good.
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Easy drinking hefe
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Medium bodied, easy drinking but tons of coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Enough hopping to make the finish clean.
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Slightly fruity malt lead, transforming into a nice saaz finish, a bit of lingeringing bitterness. Cereal flavors on the finish.
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Dry, hop-fragrance forward pale / session IPA-type. Not much balancing malt to speak of.
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Musty with tangy-sweet yeast character. Slight touch of smoke or wood, maybe and a more-bitter-than-expected finish. All that makes this sound more interesting than it was. None of it really came together in an interesting way.
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The second time around, this is just as unexpectedly good. There's a fruity roundness in the transition from fragrant, flowery chili to cereal backbone, and then chili comes back as an almost pilsner-like pithy bitterness to close. Yum!
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Very wheaty with slight bitterness on the finish.
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Smells like a ton of green chilies and tastes like it too, but without any more than the most token amount of heat, which was a refreshing change and a good way to experience just the essence of the fruit. Much better than expected!
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This starts out bitter, but fades into a full bready flavor only slightly bitter. It doesn't have the extreme clarity of a Czech pilsner.
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A little more complicated than the black raven scotch ale. This has the faintest scent of lemon zest. The taste is the semi sweet of a whiskey mixed with citrus zest and something a little brackish.
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A little bit empty on the malt side with a clear hop presence both in terms of fruit and bitterness at the end.
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Slightly breadier than my memory. Still good, but not as crisp.
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What happens when you add nitro to a light beer? It floats. That's what.
Nitro Draft
I can't really characterize this. The scent is something fresh, perhaps since sort of flower? It's clean and balanced between malt and bitter. It had a solid taste without being thick. This actually reminds me of a claim jumpers red alethat they once served.
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Not what I expected. Cloudy and vegetal, this didn't make me think "lager" at all.
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I'm mostly glad this wasn't yet another watery beer. More interesting than the amber, with a good cereal body but an overly bitter finish. Of Redhook's yellow beers, I like the others I've had (Game Changer, Blondage) better than this.
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I continue to really enjoy this beer. It helps to have a burger with CORNED BEEF and a FRIED EGG on it.
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Moderate cereal body with a good whole wheat character. Nice mild bitterness with a bit of ending tang.
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In context today, a little bitter.
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Toasty, creamy brown ale with a slightly nutty finish. A touch heavy, but quite decent.
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Smooth fine bitterness with a bit of chalky texture. Coffee roasty nuttiness.
Nitro Draft
Cold weather mutes the bitterness that I remember this having. Good malty cerealness that carries through to a still bitter end.
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Safe non exciting choice, like cranberry juice. Probably would only get this as a last option.
Bottle
Effervescent, crisp, with a yummy cereal finish. Lovely, vibrant grassy hop smell -- Ninkasi is great at getting that nose out of bed.
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Solid cereal body. No strong bitter finish initially but successive drinks go towards a moderate resin like bitterness. Sweet trailings.
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Sweet cereal malt taste. A bit funky on the finish initially but after a few sips changes to an effervescent tanginess.
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A little more chewy than I wanted but if you're in the mood for a malty-sweet Oktoberfest kind of flavor this will probably work for you. I tend to prefer crisp, particularly when my beer is yellow.
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I am broken with IPAs, I guess. Too much resin, too much perfume.
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Too forward-bitter for my taste, and the malt is a little sweet. But I didn't know it was an amber before I ordered it, so half of this is fighting against expectations.
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Crisp, funky (but not too much!), tasty lager.
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Strong, recognizably gingerbread spice with both sweetness and sourness reminiscent of molasses on top of a thin porter-like base.
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Pleasant malt cereal and finishes with a sweet hoppiness.
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