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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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85
very good

1,604 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,604
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 21
Gots: 142 | 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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Reviews by teromous:
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teromous

Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +17.7%

A: Dark brown and red body with a fairly thick white head that leaves good lacing rings.

S: Huge huge bold hop aroma! It smells like an opened hop bag! Extremely stoked about the smell of this beer. I don't even want to drink it, just sit here and smell it. There's a strong resinous scent. It's wonderful.

T: Strong citrus flavor, like grapefruit rind without a ton of bitterness. Bitterness is actually fairly low. A bit of cedar in the background. Not much in the malt side of the house, but excellent none-the-less.

M: The mouthfeel is great. It has just enough bitterness to keep you from chugging the beer, but is light enough to keep it from feeling thick or saturated.

O: Do you love hops? You will love this beer. I only wish there was a way to find out when this beer was brewed. I'm drinking it on the East Coast and it was brewed on the West Coast but it tastes so fresh it is crazy. It's very delicious and I highly recommend drinking it.

09-19-2013 21:39:25 | More by teromous
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.48/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

10-26-2013 01:20:34 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

09-12-2013 20:47:03 | More by oberon
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mojohawk21

Missouri

3/5  rDev -20.6%

09-21-2013 20:29:18 | More by mojohawk21
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npala86

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-14-2014 18:45:10 | More by npala86
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Tiernan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-06-2013 04:36:33 | More by Tiernan
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GreaseShark

New York

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

10-17-2013 03:23:08 | More by GreaseShark
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-14-2013 22:13:35 | More by tbryan5
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-29-2013 19:16:40 | More by woodchipper
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wrycon

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-06-2013 23:53:41 | More by wrycon
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sabitu

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-13-2013 20:19:53 | More by sabitu
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NWer

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-24-2013 23:38:01 | More by NWer
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equinox1

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-25-2013 00:09:13 | More by equinox1
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tim6298

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-02-2013 20:45:42 | More by tim6298
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-07-2013 17:25:59 | More by SunDevilBeer
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -18.5%

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.

09-21-2013 01:40:25 | More by Beaver13
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-02-2013 18:18:42 | More by TTripp725
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Shagator

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-02-2014 04:43:54 | More by Shagator
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generallee

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-08-2013 03:01:03 | More by generallee
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-14-2013 03:19:28 | More by nstroup
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-30-2013 04:17:01 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-12-2013 02:37:21 | More by Doomcifer
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lionnusmb

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +19%

09-20-2013 19:21:16 | More by lionnusmb
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ElSid

California

3.43/5  rDev -9.3%

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Bottled Date: 9/18/13

A: Hazy amber red with a billowy tan head of foam

S: Subdued overall the nose is of earth with some brown sugar along with pine needles, dankness, and hints of spice.

T: Thick, chewy malt breadiness with burnt sugar and strong earthiness. The hops are dank and somewhat piney. The finish is spicy bitter with minimal alcohol.

M: Medium and syrupy as any good IPA. Good supporting carbonation.

O: Good maltiness paired with earthy hops. Appropriate for the fall season. An above average Red IPA but not quite a fridge staple.

10-04-2013 02:14:56 | More by ElSid
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

11-22-2013 23:10:12 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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