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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Flipside Red IPAFlipside Red IPA

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very good

2,614 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,614
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 67
Gots: 465 | 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:
Beer added by: Zorro on 08-25-2013

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.
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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.

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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.

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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,614 ratings.