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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Flipside Red IPAFlipside Red IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,336 Ratings
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Ratings: 1336
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%


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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hoplover82

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a crystal clear rich copper color with a huge off white very persistent creamy head that has excellent retention and lacing.
S-Smells like fall. Smells toasty and malty with a hefty hop aroma akin to pine trees.The floral and citrus notes from the hop are definitely over power by the earthy pinynotes. I think for the perfect setting to drink this beer would be walking through a forest of old tall pine trees on a cool fall afternoon.
T-The flavor mimics the aroma with a noticeable maltiness and a hefty kick of earthy piney resiny hops. There is a huge bitterness that lingers long into the finish. There is also some biscut notes I pick up from the grains used.
M-Big, chewy mouthfeel with a very bitter clean finish. Plenty of carbonation to keep every thing in check. Definitely chewy.
O-I have mix thoughts about this beer. On one hand being a hop lover I enjoyed this beer pretty well. On the other hand this is a beer strickly for hop heads. I think this one would not be recommened for the average newby craft beer lover. The bitterness level kind of almost over takes everything, but for a hop head like myself, I would recommend them trying it for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 23:54:40 | More by hoplover82
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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,336 ratings.