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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Flipside Red IPAFlipside Red IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,337 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1337
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%


Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Just when it feels like the dog days will never end, suddenly, the switch is flipped, the air gets cooler and it’s clear that autumn is on the way. Featuring a ruby-red hue and abundant tropical fruit and citrus hop flavors, Flipside Red IPA is the perfect beer for the final flash of summer.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 08-25-2013)
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

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.
85 out of 100 based on 1,337 ratings.