Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.48/5 rDev -7.9%
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a tawny, rust-toned body with a smallish, near white head. Light haze. Little lacing.
Smell: Predominately hoppy, notes of grapefruit, additional oily citrus and even a sliver of mango. Rather grassy with pine-hinting resins. Underneath, a little basic toast and grain.
Taste: Toasted breadcrusts, touches of grain and a low, brief caramel-esque sweetness. Very, very faint unsweetened chocolate powder. Sharp, citric grapefruit and orangy kicks with a leisurely bitterness. Moderately resinous, grassy. Pulls up on the grassy, resiny tones at the tail end and into the bitter, drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It's red, it's bitter. I was fine with it.
10-26-2013 01:20:34 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.1/5 rDev +8.5%
Deep amber color with ruby highlights. Brilliantly clear, pours big off white head, creamy and long lasting.
Earthy piney hop aroma, but not overpowering. Caramel and deeper maltiness, hint of chocolate.
Malt forward flavor with some caramel and chocolate sweetness. Earthy hop flavors midmouth, and a soft but assertive bitterness that lingers into the finish.
Medium body and carbonation, no astringency. Slightest hint of alcohol warming.
Nice twist on IPA with assertive malt flavor. In some ways more like a big American Brown Ale.
08-21-2014 15:05:03 | More by mpyle
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
Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,605 ratings.