Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.16/5 rDev +10.1%
A- Pours a gorgeous fiery red with carbonation bubbles racing upwards to form a decadent soft-white head of foam.
S- Smells of a terrific blend of spicy pine hops with a sweet malty backbone.
T- Taste is extremely reminiscent of the smell. The Citra, Simcoe, and Centennial tops tingle the taste buds, while the darkened malt taste sweetens the back end.
M- Nice, crisp, and well-carbonated. No surprises here. Goes down like a typical 6.5% IPA.
O- Very unique beer we have here. It is an IPA no questions asked, but it is a different breed of IPA. Not quite as roasty and malty as a black IPA, nor not as citrusy and bitter as a IIPA or even an IPA for that matter. Sierra Nevada continues to truly brew staples of each different beer style. A red IPA is mean't to blend together and blur the lines of IPA's and other styles. This particular brew does just that. There are a handful of breweries that just can't miss, Sierra Nevada is among them. To infinity, and beyond.
08-12-2014 19:01:52 | More by AC-Mivsek
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
4.11/5 rDev +8.7%
Poured into a pint glass.
A- Pours a very rich looking reddish amber color and leaves a good 1-1.5 finger of head. Some carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom. The head sticks around for quite a while and the lacing is pretty sticky. Looks very nice. (4)
S- Huge tropical fruit. That's what Sierra Nevada advertises on their website and they are absolutely telling the truth. Pineapple, grapefruit, and mango dominate. I actually detected a caramel maltiness as well which was surprising and welcome as well. It smells incredibly fresh. (4.4)
T- The tropical fruit hop presence is there but it gives way a bit to a resinous hop flavor as well. Again the caramel malt shines through and is really a wonderful pairing with the fruity and resinous hop presence. Has a very nice bitterness on the back end and it was very balanced to me. (4.1)
M- I found it to be medium-bodied. It feels like you are drinking something that is substantial, but it is definitely not heavy. The carbonation is not too high or too low and adds the right amount of a refreshing character to the beer. (3.8)
O- Personally, this might be my new favorite Sierra Nevada offering. I think that I prefer it to the Torpedo, Rye IPA and the Celebration. Those are all awesome beers, but for me this one has a bit more complexity than the others and it accomplishes this without muddling any one attribute. Really solid and I hope that it becomes a regular offering at the end of the summer. It certainly deserves to be. (4.11)
08-28-2014 13:43:10 | More by Grugalug
4/5 rDev +5.8%
12oz Brown bottle with pry off cap and bottled on 07/29/2014 . Poured into a Becker pint glass
Appearance: Pours a clear deep red, amber with 2 fingers of head with lacing down the glass
Smell: Citrus hops and malt
Taste: Citrus hop bitterness upfront but it is balanced with a caramel malt profile throughout until the finish which has some underlying sweetness
Mouthfeel: Rich and plentiful
Overall: I personally enjoy this more than I did last year when first released. Theres a nice complexity between the citrus-forward hops and the darker malts. I feel the hop flavors are masked somewhat by the malts used compared to Sierra Nevada's other IPAs. This leads to the hops giving almost a spicy note throughout.
08-28-2014 02:20:34 | More by Tuck_leepulin
3.99/5 rDev +5.6%
this stuff is very good. red ipa so a little of that spice action, and lots of fruity hops. good full mouth feel, balanced, smooth and crisp. yea theyve done it again folks. in fact i think i prefer this over torpedo at this very moment. celebration is still number one though
08-27-2014 01:10:19 | More by dank203
Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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