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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Flipside Red IPAFlipside Red IPA

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Ratings: 2,631
Reviews: 390
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 68
Gots: 472 | 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:
Beer added by: Zorro on 08-25-2013

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.
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Ratings: 2,631 | Reviews: 390
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks are owed to Kegatron for gifting me with a bottle of this. It pours an amberish red color with 3 fingers of yellowish khaki head. Some full frothy patchwork sticks all over the wall of the glass.

The smell is fruity to lightly tropical with grass, herbs and a stiff mineral to carbonic touch. Some bready base grain hangs in the balance with a kiss of alcohol that adds to the fruity hop accent.

The flavor is herbal with hops that are rindy with earth and a bit of vegetative edge. Some hints of zesty fruit and pulp sit overtop a cracker bready base of grain thats dusty and a little dirty into the aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is quite decent that has some strange stuff going on as you inspect further. Between carbonic quality and soft vegetative to fruity aspects, this one is otherwise quite enjoyable.

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4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Holy Crap! They've done it again! Sierra Nevada has produced a beer that will give their own Ruthless Rye a run for it's money.

The Citra and Centennial really stand out in this beer. After the initial IPA bitterness across the tongue, you are left with a clean, semi-sweet aftertaste. Too bad this is a seasonal. Like Ruthless Rye, I would buy it year round if available.

Bottoms up!

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3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, 2013 edition, from a grocery store in mid-town Denver.

This beer pours a clear, dark bronzed amber hue, with two fingers of densely foamy, bursting bubbly ecru head, which leaves some pleasant webbed lace around the glass as things dip away.

It smells of musty orange, grapefruit, and muddled tropical fruit, dank pine resin, bready caramel malt, and further wet leafy forest floor hop essences. The taste is sharp grapefruit and orange citrus pith, a softer melon fruitiness, raw pine needles, a damp herbal leafiness, lightly roasted caramel malt, a bit of yeasty biscuit, and mildly astringent alcohol.

The carbonation is nicely frothy and restrained in its edginess, the body an adequate medium weight, generally smooth, with just a small clammy tic. It finishes off-dry, the malt holding tight, and the musty, dank, and still peppy hops ranging freely.

Lots of fresh hop flavours mucking about here, that's for sure, but they aren't allowed to totally run the table, as the malt backbone seems less than keen to take their guff. What we get out this is a zingy, earthy, and enjoyable IPA/Amber clone, in the best NoCal way.

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3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA has a medium, egg-shell colored head, a brilliant, opaque appearance with visible bubble streams, suspended tan chunks, and decent lacing left behind. The aroma is of mostly pineapple (from the hop oil), sweetness, and some malt. Taste is of those elements, with a growing bitterness as one drinks it down, and bread. Mouthfeel is medium to full, and Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA finishes semi-dry, sweet, fairly bitter, and quite drinkable. This is very enjoyable and obviously well made.


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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

S: Grapefruit peel, grapefruit candy, slight dank, touch of pine.

L: Clear, dark read, creamy off-white head that dissipates slightly. Solid lacing.

T: Juicy, hop flavor up front with a fairly clean, slightly bisquity malt. Heavy grapefruit and tropical fruit hop flavor. Some malt sweetness into the finish. Finishes semi-dry with lingering hoppiness.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Solid beer, was expecting a bit more from Sierra Nevada considering how great their other hoppy beers are. Good stuff overall.

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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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