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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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very good

1,918 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,918
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 36
Gots: 233 | 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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Without getting all technical about mouth feel and earthy roots, with a hint of etc., etc.,, I have to say that for what it is, I really like this beer. Sierra Nevada beers generally kick ass !

Whitley, Aug 18, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +27%

i was surprised that this beer didn't score higher. i was blown away.

appearance; beautiful brown/ tan with some gold and nice evident carbonation, thick, sticky head that lasted for a long time, maintaining a good amount until the very end.

smell; though very pleasant, this is the least impressive aspect of this beer. the smell is malty with a little bit of hops and fall spice as well.

taste; outstanding. first is sweet malt, quickly followed by fruit and a well blended spice mix, with the bitter touch coming at the very end, acting as hormoniously with the beer's sweetness, fruit and spice. one of the most complex, balanced tastes I've had.

mouthfeel; not exactly creamy, but still chewy, as somebody else mentioned. bubbles are nice and blend extremely well with the heavy yet lightness of the beer. amazing texture.

overall; this is one of the best beers I've tried in months and i'd say the best seasonal beer I've had. bought one in a mixed packs and plan on buying a couple of six packs of just this. really, really balanced, easy to drink, and delicious. get it!!!

SteveB24, Oct 04, 2013
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Holy Crap! They've done it again! Sierra Nevada has produced a beer that will give their own Ruthless Rye a run for it's money.

The Citra and Centennial really stand out in this beer. After the initial IPA bitterness across the tongue, you are left with a clean, semi-sweet aftertaste. Too bad this is a seasonal. Like Ruthless Rye, I would buy it year round if available.

Bottoms up!

Hondo3, Oct 24, 2013
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This is the best SN I've tried since Ruthless Rye.

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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,918 ratings.