DW78715816 (83) - Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reminds me of a cross between a malty Oktoberfest and a IPA. Great malt/hop flavor. Nice dark amber color. Very enjoyable, will purchase again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TURDFERGUSON (4010) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just looked this up and realized I forgot to rate it. I liked this new seasonal from Sierra. Less abrasive hop notes than celebration, torpedo, or even snpa. Nicely tropical and citrusy and perfect balance.
onceblind (5220) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly hazy dark auburn amber with a thin foamy off-beige head. Nose is resinous and a little floral with some piney and grapefruity notes along with a strong yet mellow earthy red sticky-ness. Flavor is total flavor country; lots of sticky caramel, a bit of earthy tones, pine resin, floral hop cones, lilac, melon, a touch of orange zest, perhaps a bit of lemon as well, with a lovely big body and some crystal malts. Amazing red/IPA hybrid.
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a ruby color with a tan head. The aroma was of hops, citrus and pine. The taste was medium bodied, with sweetness from the citrus coming through. It had a malty finish and heavy texture that was ok.
ilovedarkbeer (2406) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color with a small lacy head. Notes of brown sugar, citrus, flowers, and grains. Too much carbonation.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - DEC 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Slightly hazy reddish color with light brown hues and a decent beige head.
Sharp fruity aromas of citrus, some pine and faint tropical notes.
Juicy malt flavors, with rich fruitiness, medium bitterness, lots of hop flavors, light caramel, faint nuttiness and some alcohol and earth.
A tad over carbonated, medium body and quite dry. Cool.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Clear deep red with a big beige head. Pleasant hoppy aroma, piney and citric, with some malty background. Flavor has some malty sweetness with a mild caramelly note, a nutty hint, piney and mildly fruity hops and a nice bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Good.
ThreeCats (635) - ISRAEL - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear reddish amber with a nice head. Aroma citrusy and tropical with caramel notes, very nice. Taste hoppy and full of tropical flavors, refreshing and full without being too bold. A great fall beer.
sinfull (1020) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good. Brown color with average beige head . Great hoppy aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is moderate sweet with dominating hoppy note . Pleasant bitterness in finish , medium body and carbonation. Bittersweet finish.
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Chad9976 (1360) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a goblet. It was bottled on 8/23/13 and cost $2.50 ($0.21 per ounce).
Appearance: Beautiful red hue (as advertised); dark but translucent with some carbonation visible. Pours to a small, white, frothy head which laces and retains well.
Smell: Citrus, flowers, and piney hops altogether.
Taste: So it appears as though "Red IPAs" are a thing now. Though the name derives from the color and isn’t just a hoppy version of an Irish Red. I guess if anyone can pull off a derivative of the American IPA style it’d be Sierra Nevada, and they’ve definitely done well with the Flipside Red IPA. Surprisingly East Coast in character with plenty of piney, resiny, dank hop bitterness. The malt base is present, but subdued, imparting a slightly sweet, almost candy-like taste. The hops are bright and citrusy up front, but earthy and dank on the back end. A fine amount of bitterness, especially at the crest of the swig, but it’s not too intense. This is what a standard IPA should drink like. Residual bitterness on the tongue with just a hint of confectionery sweetness. Overall, it’s a well-balanced and interesting beer.
Drinkability: The best IPAs to drink are the ones that have the greatest sense of balance, so it’s no wonder that Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA rates high on my drinkability scale. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with consistent carbonation intensity. At 6.2% ABV it makes good use of its weight as it’s plenty flavorful, but nothing obese.