Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by AndyAvalanche:
4/5 rDev +5.8%
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.
10-06-2013 01:21:57 | More by AndyAvalanche
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev +10.1%
A- Pours a gorgeous fiery red with carbonation bubbles racing upwards to form a decadent soft-white head of foam.
S- Smells of a terrific blend of spicy pine hops with a sweet malty backbone.
T- Taste is extremely reminiscent of the smell. The Citra, Simcoe, and Centennial tops tingle the taste buds, while the darkened malt taste sweetens the back end.
M- Nice, crisp, and well-carbonated. No surprises here. Goes down like a typical 6.5% IPA.
O- Very unique beer we have here. It is an IPA no questions asked, but it is a different breed of IPA. Not quite as roasty and malty as a black IPA, nor not as citrusy and bitter as a IIPA or even an IPA for that matter. Sierra Nevada continues to truly brew staples of each different beer style. A red IPA is mean't to blend together and blur the lines of IPA's and other styles. This particular brew does just that. There are a handful of breweries that just can't miss, Sierra Nevada is among them. To infinity, and beyond.
08-12-2014 19:01:52 | More by AC-Mivsek
3.48/5 rDev -7.9%
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a tawny, rust-toned body with a smallish, near white head. Light haze. Little lacing.
Smell: Predominately hoppy, notes of grapefruit, additional oily citrus and even a sliver of mango. Rather grassy with pine-hinting resins. Underneath, a little basic toast and grain.
Taste: Toasted breadcrusts, touches of grain and a low, brief caramel-esque sweetness. Very, very faint unsweetened chocolate powder. Sharp, citric grapefruit and orangy kicks with a leisurely bitterness. Moderately resinous, grassy. Pulls up on the grassy, resiny tones at the tail end and into the bitter, drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It's red, it's bitter. I was fine with it.
10-26-2013 01:20:34 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.8/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours into a standard pint glass a deep amber/tawny with a great looking billowing light beige head atop,great color and a great head,it just looks like fall.Aromas of citric hops and nutty malt with light caramel sweetness.The palate is alot like aromas with a good shot of citric hops intertwined with nutty maltiness with a little brown sugar in the finish.A solid hoppy amber ale,I could drink quite a few of these this fall.
09-12-2013 20:47:03 | More by oberon
3.08/5 rDev -18.5%
12 oz bottle. Pours dark ruby amber with a huge rocky off white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet caramel and toffee malt with some rye and some light resin hops.
The flavor is sweet nutty toffee malts with some piney resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, more of a hoppy nutty amber than what I would call an IPA of any color.
09-21-2013 01:40:25 | More by Beaver13
Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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