Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.8/5 rDev +27%
i was surprised that this beer didn't score higher. i was blown away.
appearance; beautiful brown/ tan with some gold and nice evident carbonation, thick, sticky head that lasted for a long time, maintaining a good amount until the very end.
smell; though very pleasant, this is the least impressive aspect of this beer. the smell is malty with a little bit of hops and fall spice as well.
taste; outstanding. first is sweet malt, quickly followed by fruit and a well blended spice mix, with the bitter touch coming at the very end, acting as hormoniously with the beer's sweetness, fruit and spice. one of the most complex, balanced tastes I've had.
mouthfeel; not exactly creamy, but still chewy, as somebody else mentioned. bubbles are nice and blend extremely well with the heavy yet lightness of the beer. amazing texture.
overall; this is one of the best beers I've tried in months and i'd say the best seasonal beer I've had. bought one in a mixed packs and plan on buying a couple of six packs of just this. really, really balanced, easy to drink, and delicious. get it!!!
10-04-2013 02:38:09 | More by SteveB24
4.8/5 rDev +27%
Holy Crap! They've done it again! Sierra Nevada has produced a beer that will give their own Ruthless Rye a run for it's money.
The Citra and Centennial really stand out in this beer. After the initial IPA bitterness across the tongue, you are left with a clean, semi-sweet aftertaste. Too bad this is a seasonal. Like Ruthless Rye, I would buy it year round if available.
10-24-2013 17:28:35 | More by Hondo3
Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,736 ratings.