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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,405 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,405
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 17
Gots: 68 | 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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MonicaC

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.5%

11-24-2013 04:25:38 | More by MonicaC
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MouthfulOfchris

Texas

1/5  rDev -73.5%

10-05-2013 02:51:22 | More by MouthfulOfchris
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Drk93TT

Michigan

2/5  rDev -47.1%

10-30-2013 17:44:22 | More by Drk93TT
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bernat1971

Washington

2/5  rDev -47.1%

01-16-2014 23:47:40 | More by bernat1971
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Noelito76

New York

2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

10-21-2013 01:22:09 | More by Noelito76
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KevMo84

California

2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

06-08-2014 23:45:21 | More by KevMo84
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tsmiller7

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

09-17-2013 22:10:02 | More by tsmiller7
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Jakep2021

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

09-13-2013 20:18:17 | More by Jakep2021
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Brew33

Ohio

2.46/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

This is review is more a PSA than anything. This is not an IPA by any stretch of the word. It couldn't be confused with an IPA in a blind tasting to anyone with tastebuds. This is a below average Amber or Red Ale. It smells like Caramel Malt with heavy metallic aromas (it may have been too cold as the metallic component seemed to dissipate with warming.) Faint, herbal hop aromas.
The flavor is downright bland. Pedestrian malt bill mixed with earthy, herbal, overboiled hops. At times like this I wish SN would use pellets instead of whole cone to cut down on some of the vegetal quality and get better utilization.
This beer is a great idea that was executely poorly. On paper this should be a hit. 3 of my favorite hop varieties together with a Sierra Nevada pedigree. It's not even "meh" it's not good at all. I will say the mouthfeel was very good which is typical of SN brews.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 12:32:22 | More by Brew33
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switzer

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

09-14-2013 22:04:47 | More by switzer
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Viperman1316

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

03-24-2014 02:38:35 | More by Viperman1316
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

09-30-2013 02:38:17 | More by TheBigBoy
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

09-05-2013 21:11:18 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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justfinish

New York

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

09-14-2013 03:02:22 | More by justfinish
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Bill235

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

09-27-2013 00:34:45 | More by Bill235
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Rpreskenis

Mississippi

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

03-18-2014 23:52:52 | More by Rpreskenis
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mpedara429

Massachusetts

2.53/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured put a clear and dark copper color. Two fingers of a frothy tan head with a slight reddish hue. solid retention and creamy lacy around the whole glass.

S: Dank pine, bready yeast, and a very mild and underlying sweet malt.

T: Take the nose with some nutty and earthy flavors. Not as sweet as anticipated. That's it…

M: Medium and surprisingly creamy body with medium carbonation.

O: Bored to tears with this one. There is a pattern to all of the Sierra Nevada beers. Dank and bitter pine and bready malt. This one included. This is just like a cross between Ruthless Rye and Tumbler to me. This beer should've been a heck of a lot maltier for a red ale or red IPA. The best part of the beer was the impeccable pour. Other than that, drink a Green Flash Hop Head Red or a Troegs Nugget Nectar for a real red IPA experience.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 23:34:24 | More by mpedara429
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

09-17-2013 02:13:15 | More by montrealbcr89
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neckbeered

Montana

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

05-12-2014 16:14:53 | More by neckbeered
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nlmartin

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

09-21-2013 10:47:48 | More by nlmartin
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

09-14-2013 21:54:57 | More by JohnnyK
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ghstrp


2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

07-09-2014 01:44:58 | More by ghstrp
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Flashyspoons

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

11-15-2013 17:06:01 | More by Flashyspoons
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Alex5

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

12-10-2013 22:17:33 | More by Alex5
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ThirstyFace

New York

2.81/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from bottle into tulip pint

Murky brownish/red body with khaki hat. Not the most pretty beer I have seen.

Aroma doesn't match the glorious description on the bottle, but it still entices enough to make the first sip a swig.

God, there is nothing more disappointing than a dry IPA. Juicy? No. Tropical? I don't really get that either. Fairly bitter, and the dry finish leaves me craning my neck for the drain.

Not sure what the SN team was smoking when they wrote the description of this product, but this is definitely one that falls to the back of the pack of faceless red ales.

Major letdown for me, and I was well prepared to love it. I would take any given red ale or red IPA over this one. Widmer Brrr comes to mind as a widely distributed red IPA that blows the pants off of this one.

RIP Tumbler. You didn't deserve to die like this.

2.75 overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 19:14:27 | More by ThirstyFace
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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,405 ratings.