Flipside Red IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.79/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

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.

Added by Zorro on 08-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,712
Reviews:
436
Ratings:
2,936
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 2,936 |  Reviews: 436
Photo of DigitGrowler
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nonnie864
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sup3r_s4m
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of obywan59
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber in color with a 3 finger pale tan head that leaves great lacing.

Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits with light caramel

Taste is more malt forward. Sweet light toast, then citric.

Medium in body, yet sticky. Lightly crisp with great retention. Slightly astringent.

An easy drinker. Well balanced and fruity.

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Photo of bobstockwell
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Part of a variety 12-pack Safeway $13.99
Deep amber color
Cinnamon, caramel smell
Medium-heavy mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Cinnamon spice tastes, malt flavor, can taste the alcohol
Overall a good beer. I would rate it higher if the alcohol taste was more hidden, but I do like this one. I would buy it again.

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Photo of evanschaaf
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fireandwatervt
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great red IPA, very drinkable!

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Photo of Antg8989
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours very dark amber - almost brown. Aroma is resinous and citrus. Taste is the same; it's relatively hoppy with just a enough malt sweetness and not a ton of bitterness on the back end. Feel is light-medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, it was a decent Red IPA - haven't had too many great ones or too many bad ones and this one falls right in that range. Would make a great autumn beer.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IndySuds
2.83/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SolarPower36
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DiggerDahl
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nitty703
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of descobar
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from 4-way IPA variety 12-pack
Look: pours deep reddish amber with a thick frothy tan head about an inch thick. head retention is good and some decent lacing is observed.
Smell: darker caramelly malts and citrusy, and herbal hop aromas. a hint of toffee.
Taste: follows aroma with a malt forward theme but its combined with a bold, almost intense bitterness that smashes the palate.
Feel: medium bodied, with an oily and rich texture. pronounced astringency and lively carbonation. Finish is long with lingering bitterness and mild sweetness.
Overall: if you like either amber/red ales or IPAs you will enjoy this one. the malt combination is flavorful and the IBUs are such that there's no denying this is a full-on iPA. I like it.

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Photo of MeIquiades
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 88caprice
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Very nice!
Red color. Creamy tan head. Lots of lacing. Slight haze. Great fresh aroma with hops and sweetened citrus. Taste of hops and citrus has a nice pop, with a strong malty backbone coming through. A solid medium body with a little ale stickiness.

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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aprabhu
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paul_Apsley
3.09/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep red with white foamy head and good lacing.
N: Malty hops, some citrus, and floral.
T: A smokey hops with a slight sweetness of citrus and a soft malt.
M: Medium
O: A nice ale, refreshing and good change of pace. Well done.

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4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 2,936 ratings