Flipside Red IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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2,861 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
Ratings:
2,861
Reviews:
411
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
610
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Furbato
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gnikola
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beaversfan12
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great rye flavor. Perfect beer for the fall season

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hoppierheadsprevail
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Garnet red. Off white head.
Smell is piney, citrus. Chocolate sweetness. Taste is orange rind. Pine. Chocolaty, sweet breads. Feel is medium. Slick low carbonation.

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Photo of Redgoatman
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Darker IPA but, with beautiful thick rocky head. Some mildly bitter hoppiness, but not too tart. Smooth with a little dry hoppiness lingering. Gorgeous to look at, and too bad to drink either.

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3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steveh
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never reviewed the Flipside, let alone a "Red IPA." Ba is calling this an American Amber or Red Ale, so I'll follow that lead.

Part of the Fall variety pack from SN -- bottled in July, but that's not old to me. Poured into an imperial pint.

L -- Clear, deep red with a dense, light tan head that settles slowly into a rocky, sudsy cap leaving great lacing.

S -- Piny to citrusy hop nose. Some light caramel and biscuit character back. Very SN-like in character and very appetizing.

T -- Spicy bitterness up front with mellow earthy pininess. Light roasted and sweet caramel malts follow in good balance with some fruity esters and even light mint in the finish. Aftertaste is earthy to piny bitter hops that linger long, but don't ovewhelm.

F -- Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin and dry with a medium-robust body -- rather contradictory, but the hop bitterness adds to the dryness.

O -- A very nice, well-crafted beer with great flavor, but something I wouldn't revisit more than once in a sitting. A great sipper for a cool Autumn afternoon.

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3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flipside Red IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.84 out of 5 based on 2,861 ratings.
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