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Flipside Red IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.79/5
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2,862 Ratings
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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:
#16,384
Reviews:
411
Ratings:
2,862
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
609
Trade:
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Photo of Khaack
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adam36
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deniserat
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

The appearance was a hazy amber/red colored body with a one and a half finger white foamy head that dies within a minute, lacing is fairly thick and sporadic but spiderwebs at a good pace; the aroma has an earthy caramel malts coming through in a grainy yet floral sort of way, slight spice underneath; the taste is bittersweet and displays a bit of pine in the flavoring, no aftertaste and no finish; the palate is about a medium, somewhat sessionable but has a certain fill to it, carbonation seems to be pretty smooth and is good for the style and for me overall, hey not bad, so I’ll look for this next fall, good beer.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Switz160
1/5  rDev -73.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ64
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TH28
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is deep red, with slight cloudiness and light white foam cap that dissipated quickly. Aroma is subdued for an IPA, with caramel malt actually more noticeable than the faint tropical fruit hop notes. Taste is malt forward with caramel and a distinct roasted chocolate malt flavor. Hops kick in at the end with a tart grapefruit flavor and acidity. Mouthfeel is moderate with a light to moderate carbonation. Finishes with a lingering bitterness and grapefruit tartness.

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4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Slight hazy deep red Amber body with slight sediments to the body. Head is off-white off the body just about one finger's length. Drops to half after a sip.

Smell: Light lemons and hops, lightly hoppy.

Taste: Bitter but not too bitter with a dose of floral feel. You feel the hops and it is definitely more of the starter beers if you want to graze the world of IPAs.

Mouth: Smooth and easy to drink with a lift medium stickiness.

Overall: Descent brew, personally not going to be one of these annuals that I will hunt for. Best to have at the beach or get together and always in a glass. Salud!

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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

A- Amber, red. Great tan head is a good dense pad with great retention and lacing slopped all the way down the glass by the time I'm finished.

S- Mix of toasty malt, borderline roast, along with citrus and tropical hop notes.

T- Roast and toast. Pine and citrus flavors.

M- Medium body. Roasty and hoppy bitterness in the finish. Lingers, but not really dry.

O- Not bad. Interesting mix of summer and fall flavors.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 2,862 ratings
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