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Flipside IIPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Flipside IIPA
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very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gatch on 05-18-2012)
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Photo of Belekinbeer

North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Just had this on tap at PF Changs in Sacramento. Returned back to NC and found it in bottles at Harris Teeter. Solid DIPA.
Floral smell with a hint of orange. Pours well about an inch of head. Nice lacing with a red orange color- bright. I thought it was medium bodied with Carmel that hits you right away followed by hops. Then grapefruit and pine. Really enjoyed it both on tap and in bottle. Will have again!

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2013 01:04:03 | More by Belekinbeer
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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

08-26-2013 02:41:34 | More by Wedcat
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-21-2013 17:37:35 | More by trginter
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

01-17-2013 23:11:04 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a yellowish orange color with a nice 2" head that slowly fell to a surface covering. Moderate lace painted the glass.

Smell: loads of caramel, citrus, pine, and a pleasant floral bitterness comes through.

Taste: follows the nose as caramel, biscuit, and fruit sweetness is well balanced with pine, grapefruit, orange, with a bit of a floral note late. Alcohol is noticeable but dangerously quiet.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp throughout with some dryness late.

Overall: an extremely easy to quaff DIPA that is well balanced and leaves you wanting more after the glass is empty. I hope they make more of this for a wider distribution, as I was lucky enough to find this on tap at Aces and Ales during my Vegas trip.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2012 00:04:34 | More by Gavage
Photo of oline73


4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Max's. Served in a tasting glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden/light amber color with a layer of white head. The head leaves a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Citrus hops dominate the smell of this one. There is a malt sweetness that backs up the hops. Quire smooth.

Taste: Again, citrus hops are dominant here too. There is also a citrus fruit taste that is a little bit sweeter than citrus peel. The bitterness carries all the way to the finish. There is just enough malt to back thing up through the whole sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a very solid DIPA. The citrus notes were sweet and refreshing. I would have this beer again given the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2012 02:16:52 | More by oline73
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4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Max's during their IPA festival.

The beer pours a golden amber color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose, this beer smells great, as I get considerable dry citrus, light pine and sandlewood. There's a kiss of tangerine in the nose as well that is attractive. On the palate, this beer is a stunner. Wow! SN pulled out all the stops in fashioning this hop bomb. The beer is quite dry, with just enough malt to buoy the huge pine, dry citrus and skunky weed I'm getting on the palate. As good as this beer smells, I was completely unprepared for the flavor profile, which is remarkable. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a long, dry, bitter finish. Alcohol is well disguised in this excellent beer.

Call me very, very impressed. Just got a sampler, but my next glass will be a full size shaker glass.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2012 18:44:55 | More by John_M
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-19-2012 05:59:04 | More by CEDAMA
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4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at O'Brien's

A: Pours a glowing golden color with a nice, fluffy white head. Tons of lacing coats the glass. I don't know what more you could ask for as far as looks go.

S: Lots of dank hops with some mango, a bit of buscuity malt and some honey. Maybe some citrus hops as well.

T: A super smooth and tasty DIPA. Opens with a good kick of piney hops with some faint caramel and more prominent biscuity malt coming in the middle. Finishes dry with a good amount of piney resin.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2012 21:23:23 | More by notchucknorris
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-25-2012 00:48:42 | More by rmaste6282
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

06-25-2012 18:44:33 | More by kdmcguire10
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-11-2012 20:52:21 | More by adam42381
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4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap on 5/17/12 during a Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover @ Flanny's in Tempe, AZ. Listed as 91 IBU.

Another big hop-bomb from a brewery not afraid to use an insane amount of hops (looking at you, Hoptimum). A darker IIPA with a big, white head. The nose and taste are straight up hops. Huge, sticky, piney, and slightly fruity American hops. Mouthfeel is very dry and resinous. Overall, seek this out. It seems as though it will be showing up more often, albeit in small amounts.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2012 17:03:08 | More by Gatch
Flipside IIPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.