Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by hoplover82:
3.53/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A-Pours a crystal clear rich copper color with a huge off white very persistent creamy head that has excellent retention and lacing.
S-Smells like fall. Smells toasty and malty with a hefty hop aroma akin to pine trees.The floral and citrus notes from the hop are definitely over power by the earthy pinynotes. I think for the perfect setting to drink this beer would be walking through a forest of old tall pine trees on a cool fall afternoon.
T-The flavor mimics the aroma with a noticeable maltiness and a hefty kick of earthy piney resiny hops. There is a huge bitterness that lingers long into the finish. There is also some biscut notes I pick up from the grains used.
M-Big, chewy mouthfeel with a very bitter clean finish. Plenty of carbonation to keep every thing in check. Definitely chewy.
O-I have mix thoughts about this beer. On one hand being a hop lover I enjoyed this beer pretty well. On the other hand this is a beer strickly for hop heads. I think this one would not be recommened for the average newby craft beer lover. The bitterness level kind of almost over takes everything, but for a hop head like myself, I would recommend them trying it for sure.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2013 23:54:40 | More by hoplover82
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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 1,418 ratings.