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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,428 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,428
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 17
Gots: 80 | 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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Brew33

Ohio

2.46/5  rDev -34.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 12:32:22 | More by Brew33
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SenorHops

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-13-2013 05:33:32 | More by SenorHops
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bifrost17

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-13-2013 05:02:59 | More by bifrost17
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-13-2013 04:58:36 | More by SocalKicks
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christopher_shaffer

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-13-2013 04:49:38 | More by christopher_shaffer
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CaptDavyJones

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-13-2013 04:29:39 | More by CaptDavyJones
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-13-2013 03:50:17 | More by avisong
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Durge

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

09-13-2013 03:19:14 | More by Durge
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PretzelsNBeer

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-13-2013 02:36:18 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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BlakeAM

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-13-2013 00:51:36 | More by BlakeAM
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-13-2013 00:38:16 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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sd123

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-12-2013 23:49:53 | More by sd123
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herrburgess

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

09-12-2013 23:48:52 | More by herrburgess
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-12-2013 23:23:23 | More by dgherm
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-12-2013 22:50:40 | More by mattparsons
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BradStokley

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-12-2013 22:24:02 | More by BradStokley
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visualmartyr

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-12-2013 22:20:11 | More by visualmartyr
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morimech

Minnesota

3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reddish amber color with one finger of head that had good retention before settling to a thin cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma is not what I was expecting from a Sierra Nevada "IPA". Just a little dank and pine hops. Some caramel malt as well.

Nice flavor going on. Not overly bitter but features some nice hop flavors. Caramel malt Is present but not overdone. Good but just not outstanding.

As always, Sierra Nevada does not disappoint in mouthfeel. Good body and carbonation.

A good beer but still feel a little disappointed. Good value.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 21:32:48 | More by morimech
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oberon

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a standard pint glass a deep amber/tawny with a great looking billowing light beige head atop,great color and a great head,it just looks like fall.Aromas of citric hops and nutty malt with light caramel sweetness.The palate is alot like aromas with a good shot of citric hops intertwined with nutty maltiness with a little brown sugar in the finish.A solid hoppy amber ale,I could drink quite a few of these this fall.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 20:47:03 | More by oberon
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FreshButterbeer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-12-2013 18:44:44 | More by FreshButterbeer
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hsus0225

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-12-2013 18:42:24 | More by hsus0225
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botchla

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-12-2013 18:19:00 | More by botchla
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powdersoldier

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-12-2013 17:45:42 | More by powdersoldier
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DaKur

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

09-12-2013 14:59:15 | More by DaKur
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Harvey98

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-12-2013 13:53:51 | More by Harvey98
Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,428 ratings.