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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,552 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,552
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 55
Gots: 426 | 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:
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 MattyG85:
Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep caramel amber red with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A juicy and earthy hop forward aroma with hints of citrus and earthy hops with a good balance of caramel malt. Upfront presence of earthy, floral, and herbal hops with hints of pine resin and grass. Citrus hop hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, melon, and tangerine. Big sweet and bready toasted malt presence with hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit, grain, cracker, yeast, and a slight roasty scent. A well balanced and good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a fairly hop forward but well balanced taste of earthy and citrus hops with toasty caramel malt. Very earthy upfront with floral and herbal hop notes of pine and grass. Juicy citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, lemon, and melon. Big toasted malt balance with a taste of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, yeast, grains, cracker, toast, and a light note of roast chocolate. Very well balanced. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nicely chewy and slightly oily. Finishes pretty dry.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a red ale. Good mix of upfront hop esters with a good balance of toasty caramel malt.

More User Reviews:
Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

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.

Photo of oberon
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of mojohawk21
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of ExtraStout
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Had this from the bottle in Maui. Typical well made offering from SNB. Malty, very drinkable.

Photo of npala86
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Leeshka410
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Nice Amber ale, not overly hoppy or fruity but just enough to know you are enjoying a red IPA, perfect for a crisp, cool fall evening.

Photo of GreaseShark
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of woodchipper
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of wrycon
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of briang01
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of sabitu
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of NWer
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

Pours a very pretty copper-red with a tan head that leaves lace the length of the glass.
The aroma is of citrus and pine with a bit of baked bread beneath.
The taste is bitter up front with a hint of lemon following then an assault of pine and grapefruit pith coming up behind. It leaves a nicely tingly, drying bitter on the tongue.
The mouthfeel is medium and well carbonated.
Overall, a decent beer but it just didn't do it for me. Too many great IPA's out there (inc. several from SN) to buy this one again.

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of equinox1
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of tim6298
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Beaver13
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of TTripp725
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 2,552 ratings.