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