Flipside Red IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.79/5
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2,930 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:
#18,303
Reviews:
434
Ratings:
2,930
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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90
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Ratings: 2,930 |  Reviews: 434
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

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours deep reddish brown with nice light tan head that settles to a thin film. Strings of lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Picking up some light malt, caramel, biscuit. Very light citrus/pine hiding underneath.

Taste - The taste is more malt, caramel and biscuit just like the aroma. I will say the hops come out more in the taste, slightly bitter finish.

Feel - Medium bodied nicely carbonated with a light dry finish.

Overall - A decent enough beer just not digging the flavors.

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Photo of RobinLee
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ben1313
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nosquatch
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a mostly clear amber with a white head. Smells of malts, caramel, and hops. Tastes of lots of sweet malt, caramel, tropical fruits, and fresh hops. Medium in both body and carbonation. Overall this is a good red IPA that seems to me to focus more on the malt aspect.

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Photo of RonM5xho
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 2,930 ratings