Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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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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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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