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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Flipside Red IPAFlipside Red IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,703 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,703
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 26
Gots: 171 | 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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cincihillbilly


1/5  rDev -73.5%

08-12-2014 15:49:51 | More by cincihillbilly
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ibryce

Oregon

1/5  rDev -73.5%

08-24-2014 23:03:59 | More by ibryce
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PlayaPlaya

Illinois

2/5  rDev -47.1%

The most disappointing Sierra Nevada offering I've had yet...and I enjoy their Pale Ale several times a week (and I enjoy red ales a lot).

Pretty much just no taste...well no taste that is good or reminiscent of a red ale/red IPA anyways. Tastes like your most basic beer.
I am not ashamed to say I drank about half and then drain poured the rest of the bottle. Luckily I only picked up one bottle out of a mix-a-six.

08-21-2014 00:00:57 | More by PlayaPlaya
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Drk93TT

Michigan

2/5  rDev -47.1%

10-30-2013 17:44:22 | More by Drk93TT
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rel3rd


2/5  rDev -47.1%

08-10-2014 17:16:39 | More by rel3rd
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bernat1971

Washington

2/5  rDev -47.1%

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

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -47.1%

08-23-2014 06:38:09 | More by xICooRsYIx
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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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RussVol


2.36/5  rDev -37.6%

08-20-2014 17:04:05 | More by RussVol
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Brew33

Ohio

2.46/5  rDev -34.9%

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.

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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tykechandler

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

06-19-2014 04:08:48 | More by tykechandler
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mpedara429

Massachusetts

2.53/5  rDev -33.1%

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.

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

California

2.65/5  rDev -29.9%

Fresh bottle into a tulip. Pours a clear crimson with lasting head. Smells like it was brewed for optimal shelf life. Hoppy in an ambiguous way, kind of leafy and earthy but also faintly fruity; generally very bland. Plenty of crystal malt, too. Smells like a Sierra beer, basically. Very identifiable but also completely unexciting. I'd elaborate on the flavor, but it pretty much tastes exactly how I've described the aroma. Loads of caramel malt and heavily boiled hops with a mineral finish. About as exciting as any other hoppy Sierra beer, ie. not even slightly fucking exciting. I can't even be bothered to finish a 12oz bottle of this mediocrity.

09-24-2013 10:45:40 | More by largadeer
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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,703 ratings.