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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,391 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,391
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 16
Gots: 64 | 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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TheSixthRing

California

3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a relatively clear, brilliant auburn brown with a beige 2 finger head. Good retention, resulting in a firm base of suds on the surface. Leaves a strong amount of lace around the glass with good stick.

Smell - Classic SN hops are prevalent; lots of pine and citrus. Toasted biscuit and light traces of caramel. I detect no tropical fruit notes as described on the bottle.

Taste - As expected; lots of whole cone hop flavor; piney, with supporting notes of citrus and spice. Bits of earth. Solid malt backbone, displaying toasted biscuit with faint notes of caramel. Finishes with moderate orange pith and the faintest trace of mint. As in the nose, no firm tropical character can be found as described on the bottle.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with fair to lively carbonation. Smooth

Overall - If you know Sierra Nevada well, I think you'll have a pretty good idea of what this will taste like before you even take a sip. This is classic SN, not straying far from the hop profile that has brought them all their amazing success. As a result, it's not so unique from their core line-up, unfortunately. I've heard rumor this is replacing the Tumbler Brown as their fall seasonal; if so, disappointing. Tumbler was at least a change of pace from their mainstays. I see this as no more than their Torpedo with a bit of roasted malt as a change-up. It's good, yes, but all too similar. Following this up with their Celebration just means more of the same.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 20:28:41 | More by TheSixthRing
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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,391 ratings.