Flipside Red IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Flipside Red IPAFlipside Red IPA
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2,937 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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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lighter red/amber color with 2 fingers of head that settles down to a thin cap that leaves some nice lacing

S: Lots of tropical and citrus fruits backed by a solid malt background. The hops definitely take front stage along with the house yeast profile

T: Starts off with a bit of tropical fruits and sweetness followed by some citrus and bitterness. Goes into some earthiness and herbal hoppiness. Finishes with a lingering bitterness and hop character

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: SN does not disappoint when it comes to IPAs. This is no exception, as the hops shine even with the maltiness of an amber. The sweetness of the malts really compliment the tropical and citrusy notes from the hops. Worthy of a purchase if you enjoy SN's IPAs

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of earthy malt and grain, tropical fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with earthy citrus zest and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that definitely has citrus and tropical aspects as described but there is an underlying earthiness that is battling for attention in the aroma and flavor.

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3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Large straw colored big bubbled head. Brew is deep red, nice lacing and head retention.

Smells like marijuana mixed with a campfire. Roasty, dank, damp, slightly smoked, light aroma, pines, cat piss?

Lots of flavor for an Red, but still very light watery, dry, harsh bitter, earthy, piney, heavy caramel malt, chewy, rounded oddly. Sweetness takes you up than slams you down. Odd. Hops are too faint

Recommendation is in the air. It's worthy at $1.90/12oz, but not to buy a 12pk of. SN has done and will do better.

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3.21/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark hazy auburn; fluffy off-white head that sticks around and leaves great retention and sticky lacing. Looks awesome, just like most of SN's beers. The aromas are malt heavy. The hops definitely take a backseat in the nose. Hints of pine and grass in the aromas as well. Tastes like Sierra Nevada. The flavors are bold and bitter. They are extremely earthy. Lots of pine needles with some hints of grapefruit. It's far from tropical. The hop bitterness is definitely there, but it lacks yummy hop flavors. Lots of caramel malts. Mouthfeel is awesome. It's medium-bodied; active carbonation and very creamy. Alcohol goes unnoticed and it's easy to drink.

I never thought I wouldn't highly enjoy a beer hopped up with Citra, Simcoe, and Centennial. It's not bad, but it's not as interesting as one would expect. Reguardless if I enjoy it or not, the craftsmanship is clearly always there with Sierra Nevada.

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