Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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2.46/5 rDev -34.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25
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.
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2013 12:32:22 | More by Brew33
2.53/5 rDev -33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
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.
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2013 23:34:24 | More by mpedara429
Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,422 ratings.