Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 1,745 | Reviews: 280 | Display Reviews Only:
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
4.15/5 rDev +9.8%
Enjoyed from a Sierra Nevada IPA glass.
Brew pours a deep rich chestnut brown amber with a finger of frothy head. Spotty lace littered the glass as I sipped down the brew.
Nose has a nice crisp hop with toasted crystallized malt. Nice amount of earthiness in the malt.
Taste is spot on. Hoppy fall? Perhaps, but if it tastes this good, I will take it. Exactly as advertised a hoppy amber. Nice earthy brown sugar with a good dose of hop. Easy drinking and yummy.
09-01-2014 22:06:18 | More by cosmicevan
3.5/5 rDev -7.4%
A: nice, frothy, two-finger head with pretty good retention and lacing. Deep red-brown copper. Clear with beautiful little bubbles peculating from the bottom the whole time I'm sipping away.
S: Surprised by distinct bready notes. The grains come through nicely, well supported by the hops, which are tropical and citrus in character. Not too pronounced.
T: Following the nose, grains and hops dance on the pallet, taking turns as to who gets to lead. Or, maybe they are fighting, depending on how you want to look at it. I'm enjoying it, but not loving it. Bitter finish, with grapefruit rind and orange pith. A bit too bitter for my pallet.
M: Great mouth feel. Medium bodied and slightly creamy. Lots of soft carbonation.
Overall: Not a bad beer. One I'd be OK with ordering if there was nothing good on tap, but not one I'm dying to try again.
09-01-2014 20:52:21 | More by logicalparadox
Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,745 ratings.