Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.39/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a goblet.
A: Clear, medium amber color with one finger of diminishing off-white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.
S: Spicy and clean; some floral and grainy caramel also break through. Understated for an IPA, but versatile.
T: Begins barely off-dry, with pine- and citrus-affected crystal malt. Fennel is also represented in the aromatic display of flavors. The beer transitions effortlessly into the toasty middle, with low acidity. A slow earthy bitterness swells toward the finish.
M: Medium viscosity, slightly resinous on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: This seasonal replacement for Tumbler brown ale is a return to true Sierra Nevada form. It moves their annual line-up even closer to presenting an uninterrupted continuum of sensory qualities--this one seems to fit somewhere between Pale Ale and Celebration IPA. It appears to be a well-executed middle-road recipe that lacks much of a dry-hopped character one might hope for in a new IPA recipe debuted in 2013.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2013 20:26:16 | More by beagle75
More User Reviews:
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 1,418 ratings.