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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Flipside Red IPAFlipside Red IPA

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2,479 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,479
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 52
Gots: 403 | FT: 2
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ZEB89, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of KajII
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a hazy mahogany brown with an average (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head that diminished slowly, eventually becoming a large puddled film with a medium collar and had good streaky lacing.

The aroma was of toasted bread malts, pine hops and an earthy yeast with hints of caramel, citrus (grapefruit) and a light fruity ester.

The taste was mildly malty sweet with a slight fruitiness and a touch of caramel from the start (which was present throughout), and then became extremely hoppy with a strong pine presence and a nice citrus peel bitter towards the finish. The flavor hung on for an extremely long time proceeding the swallow, with the hoppy citrus peel bitterness lingering on the taste buds for quite a while.

Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a creamy, dry texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this was a pretty damn tasty IPA, with the mildly sweet fruity flavor coming together rather nicely with the bold hoppy bitterness, creating an absolutely pleasurable drinking experience...


KajII, Nov 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

DarthGuitarHero, Nov 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Quinnspub1, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of Burkbom23
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Burkbom23, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of jabo134
4/5  rDev +5.5%

jabo134, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of MonicaC
1/5  rDev -73.6%

MonicaC, Nov 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

BKotch, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pint at Copper Top Syracuse NY

Appearance - Reddish Brown colour with an average size off white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, caramel

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and hops. There is also some apricots and a bit of grapefruit.

Overall - Nothing bold or in your face about this one, just a decent well rounded american amber. Something that will appeal to most beer drinkers I suppose.

spinrsx, Nov 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

GreenMountainBoy, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

attometer00, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of Khad
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

You can always count on Sierra Nevada to produce a quality product and Flipside is no exception. REMEMBER this is a Red IPA not an autumn brown, so there is punch of hops.

I poured this from a bottle into an Ale glass. The color is great with a nice head which makes for great lacing. It appears as a deep red/brown kind of reminds me of changing leaves which makes it really nice for the time of year. There is a nice scent o this beer, you get some floral hops and even, am I nuts, maybe some spiced apple? It smells awesome! The mouth-feel is just perfect and very unique. There is a lot of carbonation but it works well here and I think they were going for something that had a bubbly feel as it keeps this IPA initially light on the palate. The taste...how did they do this? Starts off with light hops, different for an IPA, then YES I got some spiced apple and even some cinnamon finishing with more hops but not of citrus, more like light pine which works so well with the other flavors. This is one of the strangest IPAs I have ever had and its great! Would even be great for later in the season and I believe anyone who enjoys quality crafted IPAs will be very very surprised at this one. Entirely unique!

Khad, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

illidurit, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ButtomsUp, Nov 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

RRC03, Nov 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

fthegiants, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of secondtooth
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a semi-opaque amber, with a substantial tan head. Lace is fence-row -- sparse but nice.

Aroma is delicious citrus hops, with some floral and pine notes around the edges. Quite appealing.

Taste is beautifully citrus hoppy, too, and with a subtle malt presence that reminds me somehow of the autumnal season -- leaves, maple, and a touch of roasted nuts.

Although this is an IPA through and through, I get a sense that it's a carefully-constructed balance between the American IPA (for the abundance of hops) and a brown ale (especially since this beer reportedly replaces the beloved Sierra Nevada Fall seasonal brown ale, Tumbler).

A lovely and delicious beer, and one I will have no problem with buying again next year.

secondtooth, Nov 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Jho3325, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

SpasmWaiter, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

420Rick, Nov 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Booner818, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ShreddedThumb, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

fisherbray, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

TequilaTom, Nov 17, 2013
Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 2,479 ratings.