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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,425 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,425
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 17
Gots: 79 | 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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augustgarage

California

3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Saw this arriving at my local and decided I would grab a fresh 6-pack to try. Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Rust to burnt orange body with flame highlights and good clarity capped by a mountainous active rocky head of merengue. Superior retention, messy/sticky lacing.

Moderately resinous aroma with a bit of toast and caramel from the malt. The hop aromas mingle, presenting at times like spiced apricots, though there is a faintly woodsy scent as well. Pine, rose pedals, and saffron are hinted at was well. Solid, but rather mild.

Leafy, dry, slightly toasty palate entry with a touch of orange, guava, and pine throughout. Earthy, vaguely spicy finish with a hint of stale cocoa. Starts off well, but simply dries up, never really delivering the full flavor it seems to initially hint at. Moderate bitterness most of the time.

Soft creamy mouthfeel; medium-light bodied but with a crisp invigorating snap and a touch of oil as well.

A nice, rather easy drinking amber ale - but it falters with compared with a slightly bigger ale along similar lines, such as Hop Head Red.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 03:05:31 | More by augustgarage
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Cheers!

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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,425 ratings.