Flipside Red IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Flipside Red IPAFlipside Red IPA
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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #77
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,063
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 11.08%
Reviews:
489
Ratings:
3,074
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 06:14 AM
Added:
Aug 25, 2013
Wants:
  96
Gots:
  651
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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Rated: 3.93 by mikeinportc from New York

Yesterday at 06:14 AM
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can, tulip, canned 10/10/23.

Beautiful auburn color and a tower of head. Good lacing.

Pine, grapefruit, green and herbal. This is nice and fresh.

A good dose of piney hops, dark caramel, nutty finish.

Medium body with nice tight carbonation.

On brand Sierra Nevada beer that’s very good when fresh. If you like hoppy reds, this is for you.
Dec 05, 2023
 
Rated: 3.92 by Boone757 from Virginia

Nov 26, 2023
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
LOOK: Pours a very clear red and mahogany mix with a cream colored fulffy head that has both very good retention and side glass lace. This is a good looking beer.
AROMA: Roasted and malty with some sweetness of caramel,faint creamed coffee and hops of grapefruit and pine resin.
TASTE: Nice balance malts are more prominent that usual in an IPA. Grapefruit, resin, acerbic hops and roasted malts are a winner for me.
feel: Dry after taste.
Whateer Sirra Nevada brews thay do a wuperior job across the board.
Nov 23, 2023
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Reviewed by ramseye4 from Virginia

3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A-deep brown, looks like a good bourbon. Great fluffy cream colored head

S-pine, biscuit, grass, a slight metallic hint

T- a lot different than the nose. Some hop bitterness, some roasty undertones, dried fruit

M- smooth, medium bodied

Overall the palate goes a different direction than the nose. It’s fairly simple, but unremarkable
Nov 19, 2023
 
Rated: 3.91 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Nov 13, 2023
 
Rated: 3.88 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 13, 2023
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours deep red with an off white head. Smells of citrus hops and some sweet grain. Tastes of bright citrus hops and nice caramelized grain. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Nov 07, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Two brown twelve ounce bottles were emptied into a clear glass liter mug. It was a bit of a foamy pour, but not ridiculous. The head is off-white, with a little tint of the color of the brew registering. The body of the beer is more brown than red, call it brown with a reddish tint. It's dark, but there's a brightness to it and it's not entirely opaque. There's a mild maltiness to smell, but it's hardly impressive. Roasted malt is the dominant taste, but there's an earthy hop bite that nearly matches it. That certainly keeps it from being close to too sweet and the balance between the two is commendable. After the finish, there's not too much of either lingering. Also not lingering is much glass lacing. That runs scantily, although there's nothing wrong with the body. Some Red ales feel smoother than this, but that's not a major complaint. It's one of those not bad, not great beers that you can drink, but not seek out.
Oct 31, 2023
 
Rated: 3.25 by PopeGrundle from Texas

Oct 30, 2023
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Reviewed by Cdriver0414 from Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
An very unique ipa. It's very heavy on the hops while the rest of the beer seems diluted. The malty notes usually found in red ipas are not there. It's not bad but not something I would buy again.
Oct 29, 2023
 
Rated: 4.33 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Oct 29, 2023
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Rated by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nice reddish brown pour, very pale khaki head and some nice lacing. Bread, pine and citrus all around. Nice Red IPA.
Oct 27, 2023
 
Rated: 4.01 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Oct 10, 2023
 
Rated: 3.85 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Oct 05, 2023
 
Rated: 3.94 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Sep 24, 2023
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Reviewed by Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a 12oz bottle into an IPA glass. Clear dark amber color with a lot of tiny carbonation bubbles popping up. Off white head is thick and lasts forever. A lot of lacing left behind in the glass. Smell is sweet brown bread, citrus fruits, and pine. Taste follows with a bit of sweet malt up front, some caramel, then pine and citrus kick in, bitterness is minimal, finish leaves behind a hit of pine. Feel is medium bodied, soft carbonation. Overall, a solid hoppy red ale. Easy drinker, tasty, solid.
Sep 10, 2023
 
Rated: 3.9 by Taenim from Maine

Sep 08, 2023
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Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look - deep amber/red, solid off white head, good lacing rings
Smell - bready, piney, tangerine
Taste - bready, piney, pine resin, tangerine, peppery spice, chocolate
Feel - medium body, moderate carbonation, pine resin bitter finish
Overall - 3 Flipside's in the Fan Favorites Pack. The first one was good and by the third it was hitting on all cylinders. Bready malt and tangerine up front. Really good pine resin and spicy finish that lingers with hints of pepper and chocolate. Solid brew that pairs well with Wheels of Fire by Manowar.
Sep 02, 2023
 
Rated: 3.92 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 3074 ratings