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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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85
very good

2,275 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,275
Reviews: 343
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 45
Gots: 342 | FT: 1
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:
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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Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

AC-Mivsek, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of rderedin
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

rderedin, Yesterday at 11:36 PM
Photo of KYGunner
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Quite a nice surprise as I find a balance of grapefruit, lemon rind, piney resin and citrus hops against a backdrop of barley grain, caramel malt and roasted nuts. A little bitter in the finish it has a easy drink ability while holding up a proper heftiness.

KYGunner, Yesterday at 09:49 PM
Photo of jj139
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A- Very appealing caramel/red color with a one finger head. Long lasting lacing.

S - Great aroma of caramel,malt, pine resin, with slight hints of citrus, dough, and floral

T - So balanced between malt sweetness and just enough hops to keep thing interesting. No one element dominates. Tastes pretty much like its aroma.

M - Crisp and refreshing with medium carbonation.

O - I am big fan of this beer. I really enjoy the balance between the malt and hops. If you are looking for a hop bomb this is not it, but if you enjoy a well crafted and balanced brew, check it out.

jj139, Yesterday at 01:27 AM
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3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.84/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.84/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Westbrook pint glass.

A: Deep amber, mildly hazy, a thin off-white head that fades quickly to foam, and modest visible carbonation.

S: Toasted biscuity malts, mild pine hops, and a bit of rye and/or caraway spice. Clean aroma - almost lagerish.

T: Toasted biscuity malt, resinous hops, with less grassy, floral, and citrus rind notes. Even on the palate, there's a lager yeast aspect that I'm not sure about the origin of. Some residual hop bitterness (alpha, fairly flavorless) in the hang with some residual malt sugars.

M: Thin body, average carbonation sensation. Alcohol noticeable but doesn't detract.

O: Not my favorite here. I don't get any big hop flavors particularly, but the alpha acids come shining through. While still a bit hop-forward, it's closer to balanced than I expected - but neither the hop profile nor the malt bill seem particularly complex or interesting. Nothing offensive, but nothing to seek out again.

macrosmatic, Wednesday at 11:58 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,275 ratings.