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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Flipside Red IPAFlipside Red IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,649 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,649
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 69
Gots: 483 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Zorro on 08-25-2013

Just when it feels like the dog days will never end, suddenly, the switch is flipped, the air gets cooler and it’s clear that autumn is on the way. Featuring a ruby-red hue and abundant tropical fruit and citrus hop flavors, Flipside Red IPA is the perfect beer for the final flash of summer.
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Ratings: 2,649 | Reviews: 393
Photo of mina_morcos_
4.59/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It's good beer my nigga

Photo of Beoir_please
2.61/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.25

Inoffensive. Enjoyable beer. Would recommend

Photo of SmashAdams
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful red color. Pretty refreshing but nothing thrilling. A solid well-made beer.

Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

An OK red IPA drinks OK worth a try

Photo of magpieken
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 fl oz. Medium to deep amber colour with a mid density, light tan head which lasted well and left scattered lacing. Aroma of pine, resin, citrus, paw paw, caramel and licorice. Medium bitterness and light to medium sweetness. Medium bodied, almost fluffy texture with a semi-dry, lingering bitter finish. A hint of alcohol warmth. Decent enough. 7.

Photo of mdagnew
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured a deep amber red colour. Creamy head poured small but quite thick then faded very quickly to light wispy covering with thicker edging... light carbonation... some light lines of lacing...

Aroma - Lots of piney, peppery and grassy hops up front mixed with toasted caramel malts... lightly roasted nuts, spicy dried fruits (raisins, figs), citrus peel, some rubbery traces, toasted malty loaf, blood oranges, light liquorice, some wet hay...

Taste - Good blast of grassy and spicy hop bitterness, piney resin traces, overripe fruits (bitter oranges, apples), also some dried fruits (prunes, dates), light alcohol, brown sugar, crystal malt, toffee, rubbery traces, soapy notes...

M&D - Fairly sharp and dry initially then smooths out... full bodied... dangerously drinkable at 6.2%

Overall - A pretty good if fairly safe amber Ale... worth a try

Photo of drbenderdo
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle well past its prime....will re-review when fresh. Bottled on 07/14, consumed on 02/09/15. No hop aroma on nose. Color slightly cloudy. Well-carbonated. Taste is all caramel malt. Part of a 'mixer 'sixer I picked up at a local bottle shop. Shame on me for not checking the date well before purchasing.

Photo of mluchies
4.64/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite Red IPA's.

Photo of njtmayhem
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very good beer. Nothing to rant about, just a good example of the style.

Photo of rjs246
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Totally ok. Totally not something I would seek out again.

Photo of mothmanscott
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque deep amber producing a nice 2.5 finger, tan, frothy, nicely lasting head that leaves a good coating of thin, splotchy, webby lace. Nose is citrus, resinous pine & a hint of tropical hops forward backed by caramel, biscuit & toasted malts & something very rye like even though none should be there. Taste is citrus fruit & pith & resinous pine nicely balanced with toasted caramel malt imparting a subordinate sweetness with a burnt hint, finishing full bodied citrus, pine, a hint of tropical fruit & spicy hoppiness. Afrertaste is nicely bitter & lightly astringent again with something very rye like present. Overall malt & hops have a high degree of balance. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, dry & drawing aftertaste.

Photo of CJNAPS
4.54/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sierra never disappoints me. Great beer

Photo of gcuneen
4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I like amber IPA's, and this is a real nice offering. Great balance of citrus-tasting hops (citra, simcoe and centennial) and a nice carmel malt presence. You get a slight bit of hop bitterness in the finish - not overpowering but present. If you like that you will love this. Either way it is a quality brew that tastes real good. This was a great autumn pickup for me.

Photo of rynej23
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

nice bubbly carb, pretty bitter and piney when fresh

Photo of keithmur
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma of malt and piney/citrusy hops.

I get a little chocolate and coffee on the tongue; nice clean acidity throughout.

The piney hops continue also.

Actually picked up a little pleasant sweetness on the tongue after I swallowed.

Beautiful balance between all the different qualities.

Photo of jooler
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tastes really hoppy but has a slight lager taste. But I love the fall spices.

Photo of slusk
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dense light tan head. Good retention and lacing. Clear, red of course. Not an over the top hop aroma but piney, apricot hops are in the forefront. Nice caramel underpinning. Hints of raisin. Bitterness is well balanced and hop flavor is in the lead. Nice pine, apricot and subtle melon notes. Bitterness lingers a bit on the tongue. The sweet caramel malt isn't overshadowed by the hops. Fair bit of alcohol warming that finishes dry with a mild bit of astringency. Overall a nice IPA.

Photo of FLima
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 edition.
Beautiful copper reddish color with a thin off-white head with short retention.
Nice citrusy aroma with notes of caramels, pine, grapefruit, spices, tangerines and pineapples.
Delicious hoppy flavor with notes of grapefruit, tangerines zest, pine, American Amber yeast, toasted malts, spices, pineapple, mango, earthy and citrus hops, nuts and cranberries. Perfect sweetness level. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light going towards medium body with perfect carbonation.
Great beer, I am surprised how such big company can produce such quality beer, please don’t change this recipe. Very flavorful, complex, pleasantly hoppy and superbly balanced beer. Bringing together two styles I love, it cannot go wrong. I Don’t understand the disparity in grades, though the most recent ones seem much better. I guess average people like maltier-sweeter cloying beers.

Photo of CIBoy10
4.41/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice copper with light tan head. Head disappears relatively quickly but lacing remains very strong. Smells very earthy like cool wet soil on a hot summer day, lighter on the hoppiness. Very interesting and nice. The taste has a delicate bitterness and hoppiness up front but fades quickly to fruit punch on the finish (like Hawaiian punch - really cool). Has a very sophisticated feel for what I consider a sessionable beer. The complexity of a great IPA with a drinkability that is all its own. Overall fantastic and well worth the money. This and Celebration Ale have really impressed me and have been two of my favorites here at the end of 2014. Kudos Sierra Nevada!

Photo of dsnyder61
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

very very very great beer

Photo of MartyMarrr
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Drank a bunch of these at the bar last night. Very session able. Easy drinking red IPA. Been very impressed with Sierra Nevada as of late. Defiantly one of my favorite national breweries at the moment

Photo of mjurney
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Appearance:
Dark copper color, looks clear. Lots of small bubbles rising. Light beige head, thick and rocky.

Aroma:
Citrus hops, herbal, spicy, fruity, sweet bread.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Hop foward, mostly citrus, herbal, spicy, a little mint. Deep malt backbone, sweet bread, toasted, caramel, bread crust. There some roasted mango towards the end. Finish is bitter and dry, yet pretty crisp. Body is full, a little oily, crisp, refreshing, dry.

Overall:
It's an outstanding beer.

Photo of paladinjoe
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

This has got to the be one of the most underrated beers on here, 86? Are you kidding me?

Absolutely love the very floral and herbal taste, and the hops are very good. I love the intensity that Torpedo IPA brings, but I also like that this one is not quite as intense, and gives you more of that earthy flavor, this beer is very very good and I will look forward to it every single year.

Photo of arizcards
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single at TW Arrowhead in mid-September for $1.49. Bottled on 8/26/14.

Beer poured a deep amber with a beautiful off white head that is lasting long and leaving lacing behind.

Nose is pretty non-descript, a bit of the malt backbone is there and a hint of floral hops.

Taste is true to APA form, a nice liquid bread backbone topped off by a decent citrus and pine hop finish.

Mouthfeel is pretty clean, decently carbonated, and pretty refreshing.

Overall a pretty decent hoppy APA in my book. Would definitely get more if looking for something more toward the sessionable side.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Pours dark copper with a large head.
Nose shows toasty/bready malt followed by earthy hops. Quite faint.
Malty flavours. Nutty and toast notes along with the faintest chocolate note. Some soft piny and earthy hops.

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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,649 ratings.