Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Liquid portion comes out a nice orange to amber red color. It glows a lighter orange if you hold it up to the light. Like many beers from Sierra Nevada, it has some really nice clarity to it. Thick soapy/frothy creamcicle colored head, mostly medium sized and small bubbles but this beer has great glass retention/lacing to it.
Smells good, has some nice sweet yeasty/orange bready aromas. The strongest feature is the hops. Tropical and citrus tones to it. Citra, Simcoe and Centennial hops according to the label, I'd say a pretty equal balance among the three, slightly tickles your nose at the end, well balanced smelling beer throughout.
Taste is really good, great balance on the malt and hop bills. Taste of darker grainy bread that's toasted with a dab of honey initially. Then after that there's some nice hoppy flavors. It's not too bitter without being too mild. Nice citrus and tropical tones here, probably more citrus, sweet clementine and some peel, very nice.
Moutfeel is good, lighter end of medium bodied, taste slightly lingers a few seconds. Great carbonation level. Well balanced overall, steady sweet start with a clean bitter finis that's slightly dry. This beer is a perfect transition from summer to fall beer, great in between beer. I like the Red IPA style and this is a good example, slight step back to the Sam Adams version, but it's still a great beer. Drinkability factor is crazy, I actually had to crack a second one during this review because I drank the first one faster than expected.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2013 01:21:57 | More by AndyAvalanche
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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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