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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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1,988 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,988
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 36
Gots: 259 | 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 +10.1%
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 -7.9%
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
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Photo of Dave1999
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark transparent red, about what you would expect from a red ipa.

The smell is earthy, piny, english hops with a little sweet maltiness.

The taste is malty up front, earthy with a piny bitter finish.

The feel is medium bodied, with medium carbonation.

A decent enough ale, very earthy and dirty tasting. The bitterness is lingering.

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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,988 ratings.