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Flipside Red IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,550 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,550
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 55
Gots: 426 | 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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Photo of arizcards
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single at TW Arrowhead in mid-September for $1.49. Bottled on 8/26/14.

Beer poured a deep amber with a beautiful off white head that is lasting long and leaving lacing behind.

Nose is pretty non-descript, a bit of the malt backbone is there and a hint of floral hops.

Taste is true to APA form, a nice liquid bread backbone topped off by a decent citrus and pine hop finish.

Mouthfeel is pretty clean, decently carbonated, and pretty refreshing.

Overall a pretty decent hoppy APA in my book. Would definitely get more if looking for something more toward the sessionable side.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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2.08/5  rDev -45.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Pours dark copper with a large head.
Nose shows toasty/bready malt followed by earthy hops. Quite faint.
Malty flavours. Nutty and toast notes along with the faintest chocolate note. Some soft piny and earthy hops.

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4.04/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -5%

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3.24/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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2.64/5  rDev -30.3%

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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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.76/5  rDev +25.6%

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3.92/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.55/5  rDev -6.3%

(3.60) A: When backlighted a cranberry-apple coloring with a generally good clarity and a strong rate of effervesce. Light tan, foamy head, one inch, with a strong retention leaving stratified lacing rings down the vessel.

(3.55) S: Aroma of cola-caramel and pine hops with some freshly fallen earthy leaves.

(3.60) T: Toasted munich malt and dry citrus hopping for flavor, earthy leaves with a generally good rate of bitterness on the finish. Piney citrus, with a hint of dry grassiness and breadcrust.

(3.55) M: Mouthful showed a good amount of carbonation, lively, dry, with a slightly oily feel.

(3.55) O: Overall, earthy bitterness, dry toasted ipa, though only mildly entertaining with a limited range of complexity. Good toasted body, though hardly exciting. Flavor seemed a bit thin at times substance wise.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on tap in a seaside dive bar, pint glass.

A- Dark amber, reddish-brown color. Thin off-white head, plenty of lacing. A robust lokking beauty.

S- Fire red roasted malts, citrus hops. Warming alcohol.

T- More dry roasted malt than hop flavor. Big malt flavors, caramel, dry rich bread.

M-Firm booziness, solid body. Dry, lasting hop finish.

T- Roasted malts and hops pair nicely here.

Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 2,550 ratings.