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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Flipside Red IPAFlipside Red IPA

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1,619 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,619
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 23
Gots: 148 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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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Reviews by Lordquackingstic:
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New York

3.69/5  rDev -2.4%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Deep, dark ruby red with lots of bubbles dancing around the glass. Huge pillow of soft and super sticky white head; lots and lots of lacing. Very nice looking.

S: Grassy hops, citrus, typical malt aromas for a hoppy red beer but turned up a few notches.

T: Bitter oranges, sweet and tangy malts, very floral, herbal bitterness.

M: Medium-high carbonation with a long and nicely bitter finish.

O: Considering I dislike amber beers and amber IPAs, this is pretty damn good. It has a nice bitterness/citrus balance, but I find this style (red IPAs) to have a sort of abrasive aspect to it. Definitely worth trying, but the fact that it's knocking out Tumbler as the autumn seasonal greatly disappoints me. As a red IPA, this is pretty decent, but as a fall seasonal? Give me a nice toasty brown ale please.

09-06-2013 22:30:47 | More by Lordquackingstic
More User Reviews:
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4.16/5  rDev +10.1%

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.

08-12-2014 19:01:52 | More by AC-Mivsek
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3.48/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

10-26-2013 01:20:34 | More by ChainGangGuy
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North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours into a standard pint glass a deep amber/tawny with a great looking billowing light beige head atop,great color and a great head,it just looks like fall.Aromas of citric hops and nutty malt with light caramel sweetness.The palate is alot like aromas with a good shot of citric hops intertwined with nutty maltiness with a little brown sugar in the finish.A solid hoppy amber ale,I could drink quite a few of these this fall.

09-12-2013 20:47:03 | More by oberon
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

09-21-2013 20:29:18 | More by mojohawk21
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-14-2014 18:45:10 | More by npala86
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-06-2013 04:36:33 | More by Tiernan
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

10-17-2013 03:23:08 | More by GreaseShark
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-14-2013 22:13:35 | More by tbryan5
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-29-2013 19:16:40 | More by woodchipper
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-06-2013 23:53:41 | More by wrycon
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-13-2013 20:19:53 | More by sabitu
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-24-2013 23:38:01 | More by NWer
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-25-2013 00:09:13 | More by equinox1
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-02-2013 20:45:42 | More by tim6298
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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

08-22-2014 20:02:59 | More by Chlsyhawkins
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-07-2013 17:25:59 | More by SunDevilBeer
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3.08/5  rDev -18.5%

12 oz bottle. Pours dark ruby amber with a huge rocky off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet caramel and toffee malt with some rye and some light resin hops.

The flavor is sweet nutty toffee malts with some piney resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, more of a hoppy nutty amber than what I would call an IPA of any color.

09-21-2013 01:40:25 | More by Beaver13
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-02-2013 18:18:42 | More by TTripp725
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-02-2014 04:43:54 | More by Shagator
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-08-2013 03:01:03 | More by generallee
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-14-2013 03:19:28 | More by nstroup
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-30-2013 04:17:01 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-12-2013 02:37:21 | More by Doomcifer
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

09-20-2013 19:21:16 | More by lionnusmb
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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,619 ratings.