Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by boilermakerbrew:
3.95/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A- Pours a vibrant, deep ruby red in color with about a 2 finger head. Head is dense and hangs around for a good while. Lacing is awesome. Clarity is fairly high in the body, although color lessens the view through the beer.
S- Moderate to aggressive hops bitterness right up front. Mostly floral and fruity in flavor. Slight bit of pine flavors in the bitterness. Underlying the hops is a little bit of sweetness, but it is barely detectable.
T- Starts with a mild hop bang. Not terribly bitter as far as beers that claim to be IPA's go. Smooth transition into some more malt focused flavors with a hint of caramel malt and light, brown sugar sweetness. Some hops bitterness is consistent throughout, returning a little towards the end to finish with a bite.
M- Smooth and medium to low in carbonation for an IPA. Easy to drink with not too much bitterness on the palate. Rather sessionable.
Overall, this is a very good beer that is more of a hoppy red masquerading as a "red IPA" on its label. I'm a little sad that this is going to replace Tumbler as the fall seasonal, but it being a good beer helps to soften the blow.
Serving type: bottle
09-08-2013 23:00:01 | More by boilermakerbrew
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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 1,425 ratings.