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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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85
very good

1,413 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,413
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 17
Gots: 72 | 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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bmwats

Louisiana

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Medium-dark brown. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles slowly, but not completely. Thick, consistent, beer ring lacing.

S: Sourdough bread, pine resin, and tree bark.

T: Woody roasted malt, pecan shells, and pine nuts.

M: Hearty and bitter. Pungent...and subtly sweet...aftertaste.

D: Bitterness will dictate a sipping experience.

Atmosphere is really nice. Foamy head, and plenty of thick lacing. Nose is bready with pine and wood. Earthy and woody character consisting of hearty malt, bitter pecan shells, and some pine. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 02:24:07 | More by bmwats
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This American Amber or Red Ale, is a interesting combination of beers styles that i approve of, though i am not a beer chemist, it sparked me to call a friend of mine who is, to have them explain this flavor to me. It is defiantly better then i thought it would be, although I had no idea what to expect from a 'red ipa' i was impressed with Sierra Nevada's Flipside. Its smokey dark appearance was a interesting factor, but its smell, was the sort of beer I wish they would bottle and smell as an AXE body spray. The mouth feel and taste where both outstanding in my opinion and I did really like this beer.
Cheers!

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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,413 ratings.