Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.88/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from growler into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep reddish copper color with a nice two finger foamy khaki colored head. The head has fantastic retention, fading very slowly over time to leave some nice streaks of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big of caramel sweetness mixed with some nice roasted malt aromas. Along with these smells are a nice moderately potent hop profile. There is a big dose of pine mixed with some notes of grapefruit and an herbal aromas, giving the smell a nice hopped nature overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a smooth roasted bread and slight caramel sweetness. Right from the start there are flavors of pine on the tongue with a little bit of grapefruit hop as well. As the taste advances more caramel sweetness comes to the tongue with flavors of some fruits, being mainly of apple and peach, coming as well. Toward the end of the taste, with the sweetness now up to its highest level, more hop comes to the tongue with a nice increase in the pine as well as the arrival of some herbal and grassy tastes, in the end balancing the sweeter and roastier flavors well and leaving a present hop aftertaste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. The pour from the growler did quite a nice job with the flavors of the brew as the creamier body and slightly lower carbonation were very nice for complimenting the hoppy and roasted tastes with the sweeter flavors.
Overall – A very enjoyable brew and one I will certainly go to over and over again.
Serving type: growler
09-09-2013 00:37:04 | More by Darkmagus82
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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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