Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
3.89/5 rDev +2.9%
Copper/red in color with a beautiful head of rocky, sturdy foam, this beer is nice right from the start. The nose is one of citrus and pine and the beer leaves nice lacing as you drink.
Tasting this product reveals a beer with solid attributes. The tastes of bread, grapefruit, mixed tropical fruit, citrus and earthy hops, and a good caramel malt base combine for a pleasant experience. The hops steal the show, but the malt base holds its own and keeps things in check better than I expected.
This beer is yet another winner from Sierra Nevada and it seems like a good go- to beer when you want to relish in the taste of quality hops but don’t want a beer that goes overboard in the bitterness direction. Based on the label, I was expecting a hop explosion, but this beer is a little closer to balanced overall. Hops still dominate, but not excessively so.
Flipside Red IPA is a very good product overall and while I don’t rank it among my Sierra Nevada top 5, it is still much better than the average beer and a product I recommend.
10-02-2013 03:35:16 | More by BryanCarey
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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
3.43/5 rDev -9.3%
The Beers of California
Bottled Date: 9/18/13
A: Hazy amber red with a billowy tan head of foam
S: Subdued overall the nose is of earth with some brown sugar along with pine needles, dankness, and hints of spice.
T: Thick, chewy malt breadiness with burnt sugar and strong earthiness. The hops are dank and somewhat piney. The finish is spicy bitter with minimal alcohol.
M: Medium and syrupy as any good IPA. Good supporting carbonation.
O: Good maltiness paired with earthy hops. Appropriate for the fall season. An above average Red IPA but not quite a fridge staple.
10-04-2013 02:14:56 | More by ElSid
Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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