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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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85
very good

2,255 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,255
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 45
Gots: 337 | FT: 1
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:
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.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 08-25-2013)
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Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a gorgeous fiery red with carbonation bubbles racing upwards to form a decadent soft-white head of foam.

S- Smells of a terrific blend of spicy pine hops with a sweet malty backbone.

T- Taste is extremely reminiscent of the smell. The Citra, Simcoe, and Centennial tops tingle the taste buds, while the darkened malt taste sweetens the back end.

M- Nice, crisp, and well-carbonated. No surprises here. Goes down like a typical 6.5% IPA.

O- Very unique beer we have here. It is an IPA no questions asked, but it is a different breed of IPA. Not quite as roasty and malty as a black IPA, nor not as citrusy and bitter as a IIPA or even an IPA for that matter. Sierra Nevada continues to truly brew staples of each different beer style. A red IPA is mean't to blend together and blur the lines of IPA's and other styles. This particular brew does just that. There are a handful of breweries that just can't miss, Sierra Nevada is among them. To infinity, and beyond.

AC-Mivsek, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a tawny, rust-toned body with a smallish, near white head. Light haze. Little lacing.

Smell: Predominately hoppy, notes of grapefruit, additional oily citrus and even a sliver of mango. Rather grassy with pine-hinting resins. Underneath, a little basic toast and grain.

Taste: Toasted breadcrusts, touches of grain and a low, brief caramel-esque sweetness. Very, very faint unsweetened chocolate powder. Sharp, citric grapefruit and orangy kicks with a leisurely bitterness. Moderately resinous, grassy. Pulls up on the grassy, resiny tones at the tail end and into the bitter, drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's red, it's bitter. I was fine with it.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 26, 2013
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2.2/5  rDev -42%

Marklongshot, Today at 05:48 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

mike_dawson, Yesterday at 09:49 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

aklude, Yesterday at 06:33 PM
Photo of btheluvdoctor
4/5  rDev +5.5%

You first taste tropical fruit then the after taste has caramel/chocolate flavor. Not a bad beer

btheluvdoctor, Yesterday at 03:21 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

akward, Yesterday at 03:20 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

brn9000, Yesterday at 02:55 AM
Photo of Mississippi
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Mississippi, Sunday at 08:11 PM
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

nightsky, Sunday at 07:17 PM
Photo of Beric
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Bottle into tulip
Served: 18 October 2014

Appearance: Pours a clear deep red amber color with a dirty white head that sticks around for a bit and leaves some nice initial lacing up towards the top of the glass.

Smell: Hops, hops, and more hops. No malt perceptible through the huge bouquet of floral and citrus hoppiness.

Taste: At first, again, lots of hops with similar notes as the nose. As the beer warms, a sweet caramel maltiness starts coming through which is really great, and this is a flavor I'd love to see more dominant throughout the whole drinking of the beer rather than the last third.

Feel: Nice body on the tongue with excellent carbonation.

Overall: A decent offering from SN, but one that I think could improve with higher emphasis on the malt and a slightly toned down hoppiness. The last third of the beer was great, and it was something I'd have liked to see throughout.

Beric, Sunday at 01:01 PM
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4.04/5  rDev +6.6%

spencererickson, Sunday at 04:59 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

PicklesBeer, Sunday at 04:23 AM
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3.05/5  rDev -19.5%

CycleHops, Sunday at 03:42 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

HarmonMW, Saturday at 10:35 PM
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3.52/5  rDev -7.1%

turkishbacon, Saturday at 07:28 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jpd7374, Saturday at 04:14 PM
Photo of Curlybash
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

Picked this up at Winn Dixie in a variety 6 pack. I really liked Torpedo, which is the only quality IPA i have to compare this one to. First critical review of a beer. Here goes!

Appearance: beautiful dark red/brown with a large off-white 3/4 finger head that settles to a thick film that lasts throughout.

Aroma: Fruity, Sweet, hoppy. Heavy grapefruit. Not grassy or piney like Torpedo was.

Taste: Sweet upfront with very little bite on the beginning like I was expecting. Grapefruity sweetness with a mild bitterness that seemed delayed until I swallowed completely. Not as dry on the finish as Torpedo was either. Very little malt, although I may just be distracted by the pleasant sweetness. The alcohol is barely apparent even as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Lighter side of medium with medium-low carbonation that compliments the muted bitter aftertaste.

Overall: IPA's are not my choice style of beer but I really really enjoyed this beer. Not obnoxiously bitter like some IPAS, bust still interesting and very drinkable. The bottle says it's a seasonal beer for between summer and fall, I guess that makes sense. Awesome. Cheers!

Curlybash, Saturday at 05:12 AM
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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,255 ratings.