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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,605 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,605
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 22
Gots: 144 | 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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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

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.

10-26-2013 01:20:34 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Chlsyhawkins


3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

08-22-2014 20:02:59 | More by Chlsyhawkins
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GreenEggsHam1

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-22-2014 11:06:22 | More by GreenEggsHam1
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Northtexan

Texas

3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

08-22-2014 01:31:11 | More by Northtexan
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scoobygator


3.52/5  rDev -6.9%

08-22-2014 00:25:50 | More by scoobygator
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Icemann383

New York

4.24/5  rDev +12.2%

08-21-2014 23:36:40 | More by Icemann383
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Eric1Mess

Michigan

3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

08-21-2014 22:29:36 | More by Eric1Mess
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Drew88

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-21-2014 21:49:31 | More by Drew88
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Coconuts

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-21-2014 21:11:45 | More by Coconuts
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Glanzman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19%

08-21-2014 20:37:35 | More by Glanzman
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Dillinger


3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

08-21-2014 20:28:24 | More by Dillinger
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Duesler

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-21-2014 16:17:03 | More by Duesler
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mpyle

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%

Deep amber color with ruby highlights. Brilliantly clear, pours big off white head, creamy and long lasting.

Earthy piney hop aroma, but not overpowering. Caramel and deeper maltiness, hint of chocolate.

Malt forward flavor with some caramel and chocolate sweetness. Earthy hop flavors midmouth, and a soft but assertive bitterness that lingers into the finish.

Medium body and carbonation, no astringency. Slightest hint of alcohol warming.

Nice twist on IPA with assertive malt flavor. In some ways more like a big American Brown Ale.

08-21-2014 15:05:03 | More by mpyle
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -14%

08-21-2014 14:21:35 | More by AlexFields
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malfunxion

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-21-2014 13:54:59 | More by malfunxion
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GeoChase90

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-21-2014 03:12:40 | More by GeoChase90
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schlossa

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-21-2014 02:47:50 | More by schlossa
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jbexphys

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -14%

08-21-2014 01:36:26 | More by jbexphys
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-21-2014 01:27:47 | More by waddellc2
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tabascosigned

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-21-2014 00:26:39 | More by tabascosigned
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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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Beerbuddy21

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-20-2014 22:13:22 | More by Beerbuddy21
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DoubleMalt

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-20-2014 22:00:49 | More by DoubleMalt
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RussVol


2.36/5  rDev -37.6%

08-20-2014 17:04:05 | More by RussVol
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stanolszyk24

Indiana

3.71/5  rDev -1.9%

08-20-2014 03:11:05 | More by stanolszyk24
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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,605 ratings.