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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,996 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,996
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 38
Gots: 264 | 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: 1,996 | Reviews: 315 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.52/5  rDev -6.9%

BcOneSeven, Saturday at 11:26 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

JIMTRK16, Saturday at 10:54 PM
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3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

mpduff, Saturday at 09:15 PM
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3.84/5  rDev +1.6%

ryfree, Saturday at 07:38 PM
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Eddiehop, Saturday at 06:04 PM
Photo of Dave1999
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark transparent red, about what you would expect from a red ipa.

The smell is earthy, piny, english hops with a little sweet maltiness.

The taste is malty up front, earthy with a piny bitter finish.

The feel is medium bodied, with medium carbonation.

A decent enough ale, very earthy and dirty tasting. The bitterness is lingering.

Dave1999, Saturday at 04:15 PM
Photo of Mikedg13
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

Mikedg13, Saturday at 03:17 PM
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

MikeM417, Saturday at 02:45 PM
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

tpeters, Saturday at 05:22 AM
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3.92/5  rDev +3.7%

Surmize, Saturday at 05:06 AM
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4.52/5  rDev +19.6%

Rarrar, Saturday at 04:29 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Zdrummer15, Saturday at 03:12 AM
Photo of OKCNittany
4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

OKCNittany, Saturday at 02:04 AM
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3.68/5  rDev -2.6%

EuellGophar, Saturday at 01:06 AM
Photo of mschipper
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Very well balanced. Not too citrusy as I thought it was going to be. Still a good hoppy flavor as with most Sierra Nevada beers.

mschipper, Saturday at 12:00 AM
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3.72/5  rDev -1.6%

EliHammett, Friday at 11:01 PM
Photo of SD-Alefan
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours a very pretty copper-red with a tan head that leaves lace the length of the glass.
The aroma is of citrus and pine with a bit of baked bread beneath.
The taste is bitter up front with a hint of lemon following then an assault of pine and grapefruit pith coming up behind. It leaves a nicely tingly, drying bitter on the tongue.
The mouthfeel is medium and well carbonated.
Overall, a decent beer but it just didn't do it for me. Too many great IPA's out there (inc. several from SN) to buy this one again.

SD-Alefan, Friday at 09:32 PM
Photo of Bogon
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Sierra Nevada bills this as the antidote for long hot summers spent drinking light "sessionable" ales. They got that right. I found my six pack in mid-September, the very nick of time. It may not be exactly sessionable, but I will definitely look for this tasty brew again.

Bogon, Friday at 04:35 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Zsaevre, Friday at 02:18 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

CorgiDad, Friday at 02:05 AM
Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,996 ratings.