Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.69/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle poured into a tulip.
A: Deep, dark ruby red with lots of bubbles dancing around the glass. Huge pillow of soft and super sticky white head; lots and lots of lacing. Very nice looking.
S: Grassy hops, citrus, typical malt aromas for a hoppy red beer but turned up a few notches.
T: Bitter oranges, sweet and tangy malts, very floral, herbal bitterness.
M: Medium-high carbonation with a long and nicely bitter finish.
O: Considering I dislike amber beers and amber IPAs, this is pretty damn good. It has a nice bitterness/citrus balance, but I find this style (red IPAs) to have a sort of abrasive aspect to it. Definitely worth trying, but the fact that it's knocking out Tumbler as the autumn seasonal greatly disappoints me. As a red IPA, this is pretty decent, but as a fall seasonal? Give me a nice toasty brown ale please.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2013 22:30:47 | More by Lordquackingstic
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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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