Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.73/5 rDev -1.3%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a reddish color and a clear texture. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.
S: An OK aroma of hops, citrus, and some pine as well.
T: Tasted of hops (a bit too much in my opinion), a bit of malt, some citrus (grapefruit), and pine as well. Most of the ingredients here are subservient to the hops. It's not a bad flavor, but it does seemed out of balance.
M: A well-carbonated beer with an overly bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
O: Certainly not the worst amber I've tried, but has a few rough edges. Drinkable, but could have been better.
09-15-2013 17:20:36 | More by avalon07
3.86/5 rDev +2.1%
The aroma to me seems muddled in that I can't really detect tropical and citrus hops. I can smell it but it's very sutle, not what i would expect according to the label. The hops do have a fresh wet smell just not what I was expecting.
The color contrast is striking with a reddish amber hue and a tall dense head. The head lasts too with plenty of lacing.
Taste strikes a good balance between sweet malts and bitter hops. Not much hop taste that I can tell but a fair amount of bitterness.
I noticed some cloying in the aftertaste but it was low and not a factor.
Like most Sierra Nevada brews, very well made and good to the last drop.
09-15-2013 11:52:22 | More by micromaniac129
3.5/5 rDev -7.4%
A- pours a clear deep red with a 2 finger head of foam and leaves good lacing.
S- I get a balanced nose of citrus and piney hops with strong malt backbone of caramel.
T- the taste matches the smell. Pine is strong, citrus comes across as grapefruit with hints of tropical fruit. The malt is sweetish and...well...it's pretty good but to my tastebuds, despite the balance, it seems a bit rough around the edges. Not a really smooth drinker.
M- good body and carbonation.
O- Pretty good brew but I preferred the Imperial Red that came in the Beer Camp pack. A more vibrant brew.
09-15-2013 11:34:24 | More by Bitterbill
3.79/5 rDev +0.3%
Serving Type - Bottle
Appearance - Golden copper brown with red tint. Nice 1.5 inch creamy head and tons of lacing.
Smell - Citric fruits, caramel malts, some spices, lots of grapefruit, pineapple and oranges.
Taste - Piney, citric hops with a caramel malt backbone. More malty then expected, plenty of caramel, bready with spices and a herbal note. Has a rye spice and hop flavor in it. Big pineapple and grapefruit at the finish.
Mouthfeel - Hops coat the mouth with citric fruits and plenty of caramel malts. Palate gets more of the same with some spices, herbal notes and more toasty malts. Aftertaste is citric, malty and a little bitter.
Overall - Solid beer, good flavors but, what really is the point of this release? Has a celebration and torpedo flavor mix in with the hops, malts and spices. Is this a primer to get us ready for celebration? There's nothing new, special or unique about this beer, other then its drinkable and has good flavor.
09-15-2013 03:48:07 | More by wvsabbath
3.89/5 rDev +2.9%
Pours a clear garnet color with a tight, off-white head that leaves a ring of lacing.
Smells of earthy malt and hop tones along with some herbal notes.
Tastes of a wave of malts that are gently cut by some earthy hops. Malts lead off with toffee, toasted bread, and some caramel. A bit of chocolate comes through as well as a bit of dark fruits. This gives way to an earthy bitterness along with herbal notes. Feels very malty overall, with a complement of hops.
Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.
Overall, I quite like this and like seeing a new seasonal from an established brewery.
09-15-2013 00:31:30 | More by ocelot2500
Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,670 ratings.