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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Flipside Red IPAFlipside Red IPA

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1,744 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,744
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 29
Gots: 185 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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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Photo of mikeg67

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12 oz bottle. Pours dark red with tall, long lasting white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, caramel malt and tropical fruit. Body is medium and tangy. Citrusy, piney and earthy hops dominate the palate while caramel malt and ripe fruit provide support. Finish is long and grapefruity. Very good, hoppy brew.

08-29-2014 20:39:09 | More by mikeg67
Photo of DanSmith17


3.64/5  rDev -3.7%

08-29-2014 20:36:45 | More by DanSmith17
Photo of BeerZar


4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-29-2014 19:05:02 | More by BeerZar
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Bottle: Poured a light brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of citrus notes with some caramel malt clearly noticeable. Taste is also dominated by citrus notes and loads of caramel malt notes are also evident with quite a bit of residuals sugar. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Too much caramel malt for my taste with the Citra hops not coming out as much as I was expecting.

08-29-2014 17:11:54 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of BigLahopski


3.12/5  rDev -17.5%

08-29-2014 14:22:21 | More by BigLahopski
Photo of kkleu357


3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

From notes on 11/7/13

Good beer. Kind of has a rye flavor on top of the hops. Not a bad price either. Coats about $13 for a 12 pack.

08-29-2014 13:50:09 | More by kkleu357
Photo of Jamespbock


3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

08-29-2014 02:25:07 | More by Jamespbock
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-29-2014 01:38:41 | More by bdk1417
Photo of Mortarforker


4/5  rDev +5.8%

Sierra Nevada always puts out a quality brew and this one is no exception.Pours a beautiful red hue.Smells of grapefruit and pine needles to me.Really tasty beer but would be hard for me to drink more than one of these a night.Overall a satisfying brew.

08-29-2014 01:19:28 | More by Mortarforker
Photo of Alieniloquium


3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

On tap at the Crafted Keg. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Amber body with a huge off-white head. Nice lacing. Good retention.

Smell - Grapefruit hops. Some orangey citrus. Toasty malt, but not a lot.

Taste - Orangey citrus hops. Pale malt. Tastes like an IPA up front. Nutty and bready caramel malt build as grapefruit hops turn more grassy. Medium bitterness with a strong grassy finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Creamy up front and bitter in the finish.

Overall - Well made, maybe not the most flavorful, though.

08-29-2014 00:58:23 | More by Alieniloquium
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New Hampshire

3.84/5  rDev +1.6%

08-29-2014 00:44:54 | More by bosoxyear
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-29-2014 00:33:34 | More by brm300
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

08-29-2014 00:30:34 | More by Electros
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

08-29-2014 00:17:53 | More by SonOfKyuss
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Perhaps it's the change into fall, but this beer was a great change of pace with summer IPAs.

Appearance -- It's a perfect copper red, very clean and clear.
Nose -- Less hop aroma as SN Pale Ale, maybe a hit of caramel from the darker malt (?)

Taste -- a classic Sierra Nevada flavor with their whole cone CA hops. A subtle change is the malt used. The difference is the malt additions -- a little thicker, maltier, toasty taste.

An excellent seasonal by Sierra Nevada. I recommend it, if you're leaning toward a toastier taste when entering the fall season

08-28-2014 23:51:08 | More by starkdog24
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

08-28-2014 23:26:11 | More by Mark-Leggett
Photo of TSizzle

3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-28-2014 22:04:19 | More by TSizzle
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

08-28-2014 20:57:14 | More by CorbinDallas
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

08-28-2014 19:40:29 | More by user785335
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-28-2014 17:52:55 | More by Paccamacca
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New York

4.11/5  rDev +8.7%

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a very rich looking reddish amber color and leaves a good 1-1.5 finger of head. Some carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom. The head sticks around for quite a while and the lacing is pretty sticky. Looks very nice. (4)

S- Huge tropical fruit. That's what Sierra Nevada advertises on their website and they are absolutely telling the truth. Pineapple, grapefruit, and mango dominate. I actually detected a caramel maltiness as well which was surprising and welcome as well. It smells incredibly fresh. (4.4)

T- The tropical fruit hop presence is there but it gives way a bit to a resinous hop flavor as well. Again the caramel malt shines through and is really a wonderful pairing with the fruity and resinous hop presence. Has a very nice bitterness on the back end and it was very balanced to me. (4.1)

M- I found it to be medium-bodied. It feels like you are drinking something that is substantial, but it is definitely not heavy. The carbonation is not too high or too low and adds the right amount of a refreshing character to the beer. (3.8)

O- Personally, this might be my new favorite Sierra Nevada offering. I think that I prefer it to the Torpedo, Rye IPA and the Celebration. Those are all awesome beers, but for me this one has a bit more complexity than the others and it accomplishes this without muddling any one attribute. Really solid and I hope that it becomes a regular offering at the end of the summer. It certainly deserves to be. (4.11)

08-28-2014 13:43:10 | More by Grugalug
Photo of JakeBarnett


3.84/5  rDev +1.6%

08-28-2014 06:05:28 | More by JakeBarnett
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-28-2014 02:42:15 | More by tb4475
Photo of Tuck_leepulin


4/5  rDev +5.8%

12oz Brown bottle with pry off cap and bottled on 07/29/2014 . Poured into a Becker pint glass

Appearance: Pours a clear deep red, amber with 2 fingers of head with lacing down the glass

Smell: Citrus hops and malt

Taste: Citrus hop bitterness upfront but it is balanced with a caramel malt profile throughout until the finish which has some underlying sweetness

Mouthfeel: Rich and plentiful

Overall: I personally enjoy this more than I did last year when first released. Theres a nice complexity between the citrus-forward hops and the darker malts. I feel the hop flavors are masked somewhat by the malts used compared to Sierra Nevada's other IPAs. This leads to the hops giving almost a spicy note throughout.

08-28-2014 02:20:34 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-27-2014 23:23:39 | More by Chilly_E
Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,744 ratings.