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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,327
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 49
Gots: 355 | 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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4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Most of the points here go for the head, because it's as good a looking head as you've ever seen. The body is a reddish brown color, fairly clear. The head is much whiter, not white, more of an offwhite, but the contrast is nice. A finger and a half thick, the head is comprised of all different sized bubbled, very foamy, great retention. Eventually the head says good night and leaves a streaking lace behind.

The warmer the beer, the better the nose. Smells like an IPA should with hits of dank, earthy pine and fruity, tropical fruit. Believe it or not, the chocolate malt even comes through.

The taste is strange, but with each sip, it grows on me a little bit more. Up front, it tastes only like an ale with pale malt. From mid sip on, the IPA in it starts to shine with the pine and citrus fruits. The pine, along with the taste of grapefruit rind, lingers into the swallow.

Big complexity in that it's a battle between gentle amber ale and citrusy pale ale. I don't recall many IPAs having just as much input from the malt as it does from the hops. There's also a transition from a loose, watery feel up front to a bitter, hoppy finish. The hops never overpower and provide just as much sweetness as bittering.

An easy drinker, particularly for this particular season. I'd pick this over Tumbler any day. Another hit from Sierra Nevada.

RickS95, Oct 21, 2013
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- pours a clear dark-amber color with a big two-finger foamy off-white head, great retention and lacing

S- a nice mix of citrusy grapefruit, floral and tropical hop aromas. Some wet leafy notes with a danky aroma

T- the flavor was more tropical than expected, right away pick up some pineapple and guava flavors, citrusy and leafy hops kick in mid-palate and is followed by a nice sweet-yet-toasted malt backbone. Dry and well balanced finish

M- medium body and biting carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and finish, high drinkability

O- a hopped up amber that has superb drinkability and balance. I could get used to this staying in their rotation

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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 2,327 ratings.