Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a ruby color with a medium head with very good retention.
Smell: Fruity, malty, and hoppy. A big smell that is very welcoming.
Taste: This is not what one would typically expect from a red ale. First, the malt is there for sure, but it doesn't add as much of the malt sweetness I'm used to finding in the style. Second, the hops are complex and add a nice layer, picking up the taste a quarter the way through until the end. Finally, the fruit flavor reminds me of fruit loops (oddly since I haven't had the cereal in a decade) and what I'm left with a complex but not superb taste.
Mouthfeel: Pretty good. A medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I could drink several of these and yet it isn't too thin.
Overall: To me, it's a tossup between the Tumbler and this one, the Tumber being a bit too sweet in my opinion but still being a great brown ale and this one offering great flavors but nothing really being that memorable for me. Both are very good beers that are almost excellent.
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2013 03:37:29 | More by DeFaz
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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,410 ratings.