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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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1,941 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,941
Reviews: 309
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 36
Gots: 244 | 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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Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%

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
Photo of ChainGangGuy
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.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

The pourr looks promising. First taste has Pale Ale notes. Then it goes downhill, flat, metallic, dry. Finishes sour and leaves you wishing you had $15.99 back. Wasn't for me.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

An interesting combination this darker IPA is a great transition out of summer. Definitely a different breed than your usual flowery piney IPA with complex amber and fruity flavor

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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,941 ratings.