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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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1,681 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,681
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 22
Gots: 165 | 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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4.16/5  rDev +10.1%

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.

08-12-2014 19:01:52 | More by AC-Mivsek
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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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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

08-28-2014 23:26:11 | More by Mark-Leggett
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-28-2014 22:04:19 | More by TSizzle
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

08-28-2014 20:57:14 | More by CorbinDallas
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

08-28-2014 19:40:29 | More by user785335
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-28-2014 17:52:55 | More by Paccamacca
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New York

4.11/5  rDev +8.7%

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a very rich looking reddish amber color and leaves a good 1-1.5 finger of head. Some carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom. The head sticks around for quite a while and the lacing is pretty sticky. Looks very nice. (4)

S- Huge tropical fruit. That's what Sierra Nevada advertises on their website and they are absolutely telling the truth. Pineapple, grapefruit, and mango dominate. I actually detected a caramel maltiness as well which was surprising and welcome as well. It smells incredibly fresh. (4.4)

T- The tropical fruit hop presence is there but it gives way a bit to a resinous hop flavor as well. Again the caramel malt shines through and is really a wonderful pairing with the fruity and resinous hop presence. Has a very nice bitterness on the back end and it was very balanced to me. (4.1)

M- I found it to be medium-bodied. It feels like you are drinking something that is substantial, but it is definitely not heavy. The carbonation is not too high or too low and adds the right amount of a refreshing character to the beer. (3.8)

O- Personally, this might be my new favorite Sierra Nevada offering. I think that I prefer it to the Torpedo, Rye IPA and the Celebration. Those are all awesome beers, but for me this one has a bit more complexity than the others and it accomplishes this without muddling any one attribute. Really solid and I hope that it becomes a regular offering at the end of the summer. It certainly deserves to be. (4.11)

08-28-2014 13:43:10 | More by Grugalug
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3.84/5  rDev +1.6%

08-28-2014 06:05:28 | More by JakeBarnett
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-28-2014 02:42:15 | More by tb4475
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

12oz Brown bottle with pry off cap and bottled on 07/29/2014 . Poured into a Becker pint glass

Appearance: Pours a clear deep red, amber with 2 fingers of head with lacing down the glass

Smell: Citrus hops and malt

Taste: Citrus hop bitterness upfront but it is balanced with a caramel malt profile throughout until the finish which has some underlying sweetness

Mouthfeel: Rich and plentiful

Overall: I personally enjoy this more than I did last year when first released. Theres a nice complexity between the citrus-forward hops and the darker malts. I feel the hop flavors are masked somewhat by the malts used compared to Sierra Nevada's other IPAs. This leads to the hops giving almost a spicy note throughout.

08-28-2014 02:20:34 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-27-2014 23:23:39 | More by Chilly_E
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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

Pours a nice amber color. Nice carbonation. Dry bitterness in this one. The darker malt is just enough to make this drinkable. No sweetness of note.

08-27-2014 23:22:42 | More by gc4hokies
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3.64/5  rDev -3.7%

08-27-2014 21:40:39 | More by c_patton
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3.36/5  rDev -11.1%

08-27-2014 21:27:54 | More by CK319
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-27-2014 20:52:08 | More by krampert11
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-27-2014 20:35:12 | More by KG710
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-27-2014 15:53:16 | More by Dogleg
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-27-2014 14:27:26 | More by crnhusker
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-27-2014 13:26:14 | More by dfecteau
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-27-2014 07:35:25 | More by K-Wood
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-27-2014 03:24:23 | More by Pro_Magnon
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3.92/5  rDev +3.7%

08-27-2014 02:39:30 | More by Alucard1057
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New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +5.6%

this stuff is very good. red ipa so a little of that spice action, and lots of fruity hops. good full mouth feel, balanced, smooth and crisp. yea theyve done it again folks. in fact i think i prefer this over torpedo at this very moment. celebration is still number one though

08-27-2014 01:10:19 | More by dank203
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

08-27-2014 00:03:06 | More by jl2414
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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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