Flipside Red IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.79/5
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2,937 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:
#19,335
Reviews:
437
Ratings:
2,937
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 2,937 |  Reviews: 437
Photo of pstam87
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of clager
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TargaFlorio
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Started out strong and then it got bitter...way bitter...

I have to say, this brew started out blowing me away, from the look and smell all the way to the mouthfeel. It is a very appealing red-colored ale, crystal clear with reddish foam. The foam has staying power and very thick coating for a lace I have not seen in quite some time out of a beer - it was impressive to behold. The smell was a juicy, mouthwatering smell of citrus - more sweet than tangy and I just couldn't wait to sip the beer. Then the mouthfeel - quite possibly the creamiest IPA I have every had sloshing across my tongue - again, impressive to experience.

But here's where the story takes an unexpected turn - the taste was just plain bitter. The taste is a hop-forward, smack-you-int-the-face flavor of what makes an IPA, an IPA, but way more than I prefer. I was hoping to pull out some of that juiciness that tingled my nose - but nope. Even as the beer warmed, it was strong hops overpowering anything I could pull out of the brew. Overall, it's not a bad beer. I'm sure there are many that will find this quite enjoyable, but for me this will always be a beer I won't forget, but unfortunately for all the wrong reasons.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bump8628
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeyJellico
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a custom shaped grip glass: color is copper, transparent, head presented at least 1/2 inch thick, then dissipates to a thin top.

Smell is blend of caramel malt, toast, earthy malt notes and blended hop aromas (pine, earth, citrus).

Taste is similar with light toast and caramel malt, earthy malts, pine/earth/citrus hops.

Mouthfeel is moderate, light sweetness and then drying.

Overall a good and easy drinking red ipa.

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Photo of chris826
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Hackattack
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is WAY easily a 4 rating in my opinion. This is PERFECTLY balanced the way a malt head would like it. I like hoppy ones as well, but this nails it for you malty non-hopheads. Hopheads will like this brew too.

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Photo of Mack
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

12oz bottled 12-14-17
Glowing red/amber with a 1/2" off white head that retains at 1/8".
Spicy, grassy, faintly citrus-y hops over caramel malt.
Malts and hops play well here -- lots of flavor from both. Caramel sweetness but dries out quickly with a citrus/spice hop combo.
Medium body. Some heat. Dry finish, bitterness lingers for a moment...all enjoyable and balanced.
Really nice beer, will look forward to getting this in another variety pack later in the year hopefully.

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Photo of GreenBayBA
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nwhittin
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wookieboy1
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of srw
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Bolio
3.22/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Elneely88
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 2,937 ratings