Flipside Red IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Flipside Red IPAFlipside Red IPA
BA SCORE
3.79/5
2,861 Ratings
Flipside Red IPAFlipside Red IPA
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:
#15,423
Reviews:
411
Ratings:
2,861
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
609
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,861 |  Reviews: 411
Photo of mxsummar
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Review is from notes.

Poured an attractive amber red with a khaki foam and nice lace. Smells earthy with resinous pine tones. Taste is moderately bitter, flavors are rye earthy/spice, floraln and a hint of citrus and caramel. Medium body holds together well. Solidly carbonated. Clean finish. Interesting IPA isn't a 'classic' Rye-IPA and this one is growing on me.

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Photo of ucmike11
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travis875
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jason419
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeledonia
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Whiteam94
4.44/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

favorite beer by sierra nevada ... really good amber base that nicely balanced and pairs with the hop load

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Photo of reptile3141
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SpaethJam
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerfan41506
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leroybrown10
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Briken
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
2.51/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Libeertarian
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fine-hazed, slightly clear deep copper with finger and a half fine, chunky, fluffy head, excellent retention and lacing, golden brown in color. Resin and pine aromas predominate, with sweeter raisin and caramel notes further in. Long lasting and quite good, can't wait to take my first sip. Little bit of light roastiness up front before you get into sweeter malt character along the lines of caramel or even dark fruit, but all of this just barely gets past the, as expected, hop forwardness of this brew, to the point where malt aspects seem watered down by comparison. But that's alright. Perfect balance can be boring. I do like the hops in this. Spicy without being too vegetal, pine and resin, pepper toward the end along the sides of the tongue and in the breath, although in that case it's partly the booze's influence. Tart dark fruit makes a bit of a comeback around the same time, melding well with the herbal, earthy, iced-tea bitterness of the finish. Medium in body, not too thin, more than enough suds and prickles, fun to wash and slosh with, crisp, dry, a little astringent.

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Photo of Brandon632
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dddddddd
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wells69
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very light on the palette but a nice hop finish. Creamy head that holds up.

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Photo of DrStiffington
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmanjohnson
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 2,861 ratings
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