Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MaineBrewing:
3.66/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A - poured a dark ruby red, amber highlights, one finger creamy white head. Had died to a nice thin film with light lacing. Looks great.
S - lots of hop aromas, earthy mostly with fruity citrus and grass. Sweet malt notes and a pepper yeast bouquet.
T - subdued flavor hop profile, is there with some fruityness and earth tones, but is more malt forward with a nice biscuity, bready character which is quickly followed with a bite of Bittering hops. Has a nice peppery yeast character at the end. Leaves a lasting aftertaste that is very enjoyable.
M - light to medium in body with good amount of carbonation. As mentioned under taste there is a nice aftertaste. It's also crisp and warming, despite only ~6% abv, maybe it's the bitterness, but this would be really good sitting out on the porch on a crisp fall evening.
O - mixed feeling of this. Red IPA I would expect more hop flavor upfront, I know traditionally a red ale will lack late addition flavoring hops, but if you slap the word IPA on it, I expect it. It does have some but just not what I was thinking. Beyond that it tastes great, the Bittering is huge and refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2013 02:41:38 | More by MaineBrewing
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4.11/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This American Amber or Red Ale, is a interesting combination of beers styles that i approve of, though i am not a beer chemist, it sparked me to call a friend of mine who is, to have them explain this flavor to me. It is defiantly better then i thought it would be, although I had no idea what to expect from a 'red ipa' i was impressed with Sierra Nevada's Flipside. Its smokey dark appearance was a interesting factor, but its smell, was the sort of beer I wish they would bottle and smell as an AXE body spray. The mouth feel and taste where both outstanding in my opinion and I did really like this beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 23:56:24 | More by JaredMarvel
Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,412 ratings.