Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Flipside Red IPAFlipside Red IPA

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Ratings: 2,560
Reviews: 373
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 56
Gots: 429 | 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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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-pours a red amber with an off white head that clings to the side of the glass
S-pine, caramel, and citrus
T-really nice balance between the citrus and caramel malt flavors and finishes with a nice dank pine bitterness
M-medium bodied
O-a well balanced red ale that is hoppy without being overbearing.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark amber coupled with a red hue resulting in a full off white head. Excellent lacing. Nice hoppy nose - pine and citrus. Light medium body. Prominent hop flavor without being overly bitter. Finishes with a great hop flavor rather than a kick in your teeth bitterness, such as SN Torpedo. This is one of SN's best beers. It is well balanced with malt and hop flavor. A very nice citrus / pine flavor at the finish that lingers as slightly bitter grapefruit.

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3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A: Red in color with some lighter orange hues. Rocky tan head retains at an impressive three fingers. Lacing is plentiful and foamy with some great stickage.

S: Green and pithy hop aromas. Some melon and passion fruit as well, possibly even strawberry. Sweet, sugary malt base with hints of caramel and toast.

T: Bitter piney hops up front. Earthy, leafy, resin. Lighter tropical notes of melon and passion fruit in the background. Malt tastes of crust and toast with perhaps a drizzle of caramel. Faintly nutty. Coppery metallic taste. Dries substantially into the grainy and toasty malt finish.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy and full. Some hop astringency. Stiff, scrubbing carbonation.

O: A good, hoppy red ale. A fine beer, really. But where does it fit into their seasonal rotation? Overlapping this with Tumbler doesn't seem like a smart idea.

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4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is my first try of SN's seasonal red IPA. (2013)


Appearance: It's a beautiful dark amber color with a nice frothy thick beige head.

Smell: This is well above average. Flipside smells of high quality IPA. Hops (derp!).

Taste: Awesome! Maybe it's because this is my first quality brew in a while, but damn... good beer. It has a hoppy resinous character typical of SN's (and high quality brews of this genre in general) IPA crowd. It has a punch, and is the anti-Natty.

Mouthfeel: Great with a nice viscosity. Nothing wrong here.

Overall: No remorse here... Flipside is a great beer. This is no surprise, considering where it came from. I'd drink this any day.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yo me gusta Flipside Red IPA!!!! The beer pours a nice clear amber with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The smell is a nice bouquet of fresh hops that carries subtle pine and citrus. The taste is a well balanced fight between subtle malt and fresh hops which provides a very nice sessionable beer. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a great beer and I am glad to have tried it.

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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,560 ratings.