Flipside Red IPA by Sierra Nevada
Available at WiseGuys for $14.99 per 12 pk
Beer Style: Red IPA
IPAs, or India Pale Ales are beers that focus on bitterness and hop profile. Originally made with extra hops to withstand long sailing trips they have evolved into a "cult" beer style in the USA with many breweries producing them.
Appearance: Dark cloudy amber with reddish tints in color, pours with massive head
Aroma: Pine, caramel malts
Taste: Piney hops, slightly sweet caramel malt, grapefruit finish
Mouth-feel: Medium bodied
Overall: The fall season brings in some of my favorite styles.
This is a different take on an IPA with some pleasant caramel malt added. The hops are of the typical west coast style lots of pine and grapefruit on the finish. In between the hops, comes the malt. (As previously mentioned, this is the caramel-type malt.)
The best way to describe the flavor is to imagine mixing Alpha King with an Octoberfest brew. Hops like Alpha King, malt like Octoberfest.
This is already an early leader for my favorite brew of the fall. Flipside sold out EXTREMELY fast last year, so get yours today!