Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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2/5 rDev -47.1%
The most disappointing Sierra Nevada offering I've had yet...and I enjoy their Pale Ale several times a week (and I enjoy red ales a lot).
Pretty much just no taste...well no taste that is good or reminiscent of a red ale/red IPA anyways. Tastes like your most basic beer.
I am not ashamed to say I drank about half and then drain poured the rest of the bottle. Luckily I only picked up one bottle out of a mix-a-six.
08-21-2014 00:00:57 | More by PlayaPlaya
2.46/5 rDev -34.9%
This is review is more a PSA than anything. This is not an IPA by any stretch of the word. It couldn't be confused with an IPA in a blind tasting to anyone with tastebuds. This is a below average Amber or Red Ale. It smells like Caramel Malt with heavy metallic aromas (it may have been too cold as the metallic component seemed to dissipate with warming.) Faint, herbal hop aromas.
The flavor is downright bland. Pedestrian malt bill mixed with earthy, herbal, overboiled hops. At times like this I wish SN would use pellets instead of whole cone to cut down on some of the vegetal quality and get better utilization.
This beer is a great idea that was executely poorly. On paper this should be a hit. 3 of my favorite hop varieties together with a Sierra Nevada pedigree. It's not even "meh" it's not good at all. I will say the mouthfeel was very good which is typical of SN brews.
09-13-2013 12:32:22 | More by Brew33
2.53/5 rDev -33.1%
A: Poured put a clear and dark copper color. Two fingers of a frothy tan head with a slight reddish hue. solid retention and creamy lacy around the whole glass.
S: Dank pine, bready yeast, and a very mild and underlying sweet malt.
T: Take the nose with some nutty and earthy flavors. Not as sweet as anticipated. That's it…
M: Medium and surprisingly creamy body with medium carbonation.
O: Bored to tears with this one. There is a pattern to all of the Sierra Nevada beers. Dank and bitter pine and bready malt. This one included. This is just like a cross between Ruthless Rye and Tumbler to me. This beer should've been a heck of a lot maltier for a red ale or red IPA. The best part of the beer was the impeccable pour. Other than that, drink a Green Flash Hop Head Red or a Troegs Nugget Nectar for a real red IPA experience.
10-01-2013 23:34:24 | More by mpedara429
2.65/5 rDev -29.9%
Fresh bottle into a tulip. Pours a clear crimson with lasting head. Smells like it was brewed for optimal shelf life. Hoppy in an ambiguous way, kind of leafy and earthy but also faintly fruity; generally very bland. Plenty of crystal malt, too. Smells like a Sierra beer, basically. Very identifiable but also completely unexciting. I'd elaborate on the flavor, but it pretty much tastes exactly how I've described the aroma. Loads of caramel malt and heavily boiled hops with a mineral finish. About as exciting as any other hoppy Sierra beer, ie. not even slightly fucking exciting. I can't even be bothered to finish a 12oz bottle of this mediocrity.
09-24-2013 10:45:40 | More by largadeer
Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,703 ratings.