Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DeFaz:
3.9/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
09-17-2013 03:37:29 | More by DeFaz
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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