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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,326 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,326
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 49
Gots: 356 | 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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Ratings: 2,326 | Reviews: 348 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

sharpski, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ncelauro, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

seanh99, Oct 01, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There is a reason why my blood is red: because this stuff is coursing through my veins. Big fan. BIG BIG fan. Not one to usually care much about the appearance of the beer, but this one is a nice red color and the color indicates a complexity of malt compounds present, which contribute nicely to the important attribute: THE FLAVOR. Oh, the flavor! This beer grew out of the Earth, just like I did, and the taste is there to prove it. There is grain in this bottle, and it feeds and sustains you. There are hops in this bottle. They awaken your face and mind. There is yeast in this bottle. And now it's inside you, alive and teeming. You are no longer a purely human/Neanderthal mixture. Now you are part yeast. Its DNA is now in your DNA, in the nucleus of every cell in your body.

TWebb, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Chris77McGrath, Oct 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

hvy1, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Chucker17, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

revooner, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Hoppy_McMalt, Oct 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

mitch3114, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

pathman, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

duff247, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

PhilDaBrewer, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

trocketsauced, Oct 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Thedrizzle, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

russwilliam, Oct 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

eulerthegrape, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

rorjets, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

VaTechPhilly, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

MetricOcean, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep amber with plenty of foam and lots of lacing.

Smell: Grass, malt, citrus.

Taste: Bready malts, caramel, citrus and floral hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied and creamy, with a moderate hop bitterness.

The Verdict: Very good. A tasty seasonal IPA with a sweet malt backbone to balance out the quality hops. Did I mention balanced? Earthy, sweet, hoppy, and malty, there isn’t much missing from this one.

TheMarkE, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Stoutlad, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

cbord459, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

dfh, Sep 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Garrett092112, Sep 30, 2013
Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,326 ratings.