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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,479
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 52
Gots: 403 | FT: 2
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
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

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 -8.2%
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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3.92/5  rDev +3.4%

DrCitrus, Today at 06:28 PM
Photo of beerthulhu
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%

(3.60) A: When backlighted a cranberry-apple coloring with a generally good clarity and a strong rate of effervesce. Light tan, foamy head, one inch, with a strong retention leaving stratified lacing rings down the vessel.

(3.55) S: Aroma of cola-caramel and pine hops with some freshly fallen earthy leaves.

(3.60) T: Toasted munich malt and dry citrus hopping for flavor, earthy leaves with a generally good rate of bitterness on the finish. Piney citrus, with a hint of dry grassiness and breadcrust.

(3.55) M: Mouthful showed a good amount of carbonation, lively, dry, with a slightly oily feel.

(3.55) O: Overall, earthy bitterness, dry toasted ipa, though only mildly entertaining with a limited range of complexity. Good toasted body, though hardly exciting. Flavor seemed a bit thin at times substance wise.

beerthulhu, Today at 05:50 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on tap in a seaside dive bar, pint glass.

A- Dark amber, reddish-brown color. Thin off-white head, plenty of lacing. A robust lokking beauty.

S- Fire red roasted malts, citrus hops. Warming alcohol.

T- More dry roasted malt than hop flavor. Big malt flavors, caramel, dry rich bread.

M-Firm booziness, solid body. Dry, lasting hop finish.

T- Roasted malts and hops pair nicely here.

NiceTaps, Yesterday at 11:56 PM
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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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