Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,404 | Reviews: 248 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Khad:
4.28/5 rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
You can always count on Sierra Nevada to produce a quality product and Flipside is no exception. REMEMBER this is a Red IPA not an autumn brown, so there is punch of hops.
I poured this from a bottle into an Ale glass. The color is great with a nice head which makes for great lacing. It appears as a deep red/brown kind of reminds me of changing leaves which makes it really nice for the time of year. There is a nice scent o this beer, you get some floral hops and even, am I nuts, maybe some spiced apple? It smells awesome! The mouth-feel is just perfect and very unique. There is a lot of carbonation but it works well here and I think they were going for something that had a bubbly feel as it keeps this IPA initially light on the palate. The taste...how did they do this? Starts off with light hops, different for an IPA, then YES I got some spiced apple and even some cinnamon finishing with more hops but not of citrus, more like light pine which works so well with the other flavors. This is one of the strangest IPAs I have ever had and its great! Would even be great for later in the season and I believe anyone who enjoys quality crafted IPAs will be very very surprised at this one. Entirely unique!
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2013 22:57:45 | More by Khad
More User Reviews:
Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,404 ratings.