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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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85
very good

1,964 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,964
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 35
Gots: 253 | FT: 1
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 nlmartin:
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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

nlmartin, Sep 21, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

AC-Mivsek, Aug 12, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 26, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

oberon, Sep 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

mojohawk21, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

npala86, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Tiernan, Sep 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

GreaseShark, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

tbryan5, Oct 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

woodchipper, Sep 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

wrycon, Sep 07, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

briang01, Sep 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

sabitu, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

NWer, Dec 24, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

SD-Alefan, Today at 09:32 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Kappakoosh, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

equinox1, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

tim6298, Sep 02, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Chlsyhawkins, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

SunDevilBeer, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

Beaver13, Sep 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

TTripp725, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Shagator, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

generallee, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

nstroup, Oct 14, 2013
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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,964 ratings.