Flipside Red IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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2,931 Ratings
Flipside Red IPAFlipside Red IPA

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

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

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Ratings: 2,931 |  Reviews: 435
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Definitely solid, and a nice departure from SN Pale Ale and Torpedo, but part of me felt wanting one of the former two. Good, but lighter than I had hoped for.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.52/5  rDev -7.1%

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4.24/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.6/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

Deep amber color with ruby highlights. Brilliantly clear, pours big off white head, creamy and long lasting.

Earthy piney hop aroma, but not overpowering. Caramel and deeper maltiness, hint of chocolate.

Malt forward flavor with some caramel and chocolate sweetness. Earthy hop flavors midmouth, and a soft but assertive bitterness that lingers into the finish.

Medium body and carbonation, no astringency. Slightest hint of alcohol warming.

Nice twist on IPA with assertive malt flavor. In some ways more like a big American Brown Ale.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

The most disappointing Sierra Nevada offering I've had yet...and I enjoy their Pale Ale several times a week (and I enjoy red ales a lot).

Pretty much just no taste...well no taste that is good or reminiscent of a red ale/red IPA anyways. Tastes like your most basic beer.
I am not ashamed to say I drank about half and then drain poured the rest of the bottle. Luckily I only picked up one bottle out of a mix-a-six.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 2,931 ratings