Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA

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  1. Momar42

    Momar42 Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Maryland

    I've never been a fan of Tumbler, and judging by how long that stuff hung around on the store shelves in my area, I wasn't the only one. I am always looking forward to another SN IPA and love the fact that it is readily available and typically pretty damn fresh even on the east coast. Between Flipside (assuming its good) and Celebration fall is looking up.
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  2. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (6,701) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire

    I think this is going spent a lot of time in my fridge! Tumbler not my thing, but this is perfect for the hop heads who suffer in the Fall. Excellent decision.
  3. jerkstore81

    jerkstore81 Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2010 Illinois

    Completely agree with you. I don't find Tumbler to be impressive at all. It's just an average brown ale, and hopefully it gets retired and replaced with something better (maybe Flip Side?). There's a grocery store right by my house with last year's Tumbler still on the shelves. I feel sorry for the sap that buys it.
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  4. beerme411

    beerme411 Initiate (0) Sep 28, 2010 California

    I saw flipside next to tumbler. so are they replacing tumbler or are there going to be two fall seasonals?
  5. BasterdInABasket

    BasterdInABasket Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2010 Wisconsin

    Out already?? Good to know! Anybody tried it yet?
  6. flexabull

    flexabull Poo-Bah (2,682) Mar 9, 2006 California

    I'm pretty sure they are keeping Tumbler.
  7. GoodBeerFan2006

    GoodBeerFan2006 Initiate (34) Jul 11, 2011 North Carolina

    I look forward to having this one. I enjoy Tumbler though, and called Chico, CA to see if its time on the shelves would be reduced. According to the person I spoke to, Tumbler would be on the same schedule as usual...time will tell.
  8. StubFaceJoe

    StubFaceJoe Aspirant (285) Nov 24, 2011 Colorado

    Ummmmm I hate citra too!

    You should also send me some to set me straight.
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  9. StoutChaser7D

    StoutChaser7D Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 California

    Flipside, Tumbler and Narwhal are all on the shelves in Chico. Should be out nationwide soon!
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  10. DWarcher

    DWarcher Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012 California

    Just hit the shelves at Nugget in Davis yesterday...
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  11. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    Narwhal already? It's still 97 degrees here. :confused:
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  12. TheBeerShop

    TheBeerShop Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2012 Massachusetts

    I've heard that this beer is a derivative of beer camp #95.
    Originally Beer Camp #95 was to have 95 IBU's & be 9.5 ABV.
    The beer camp release was tuned back a bit, and the flip side looks to be a similar beer build.
    It has the same malt build, and similar hop build, though they've change a few hops out for another.
    Either way, I can't wait!!
    Oh, here's the sell sheets
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  13. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Someone needs to post a review!!
  14. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California

    I like that Belgian black IPA too.
  15. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (5,060) Dec 25, 2003 California

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  16. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Tumbler is a fantastic beer!!
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  17. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    THANK you.

    Sierra Nevada does not make big resinous, delicate, juicy IPA's that get the monstrous reviews but yet fall off due to their delicate recipe, but rather, make perfectly balanced, no complaints, "that's sierra nevada" beer.
  18. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    I don't typically like brown ale. I just find them boring, but I do like Tumbler. It does hang on the shelf forever though. Most places know 6'rs and 12'rs down to almost nothing by June because theres still a ton on the shelves near me.
  19. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 Aspirant (279) Jan 7, 2010 North Carolina

  20. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (773) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia

  21. BillManley

    BillManley Aspirant (241) Jul 2, 2008 Minnesota

    You're talking about the Red IPA in the Beer Camp pack this year. That's the derivative of Beer Camp #95: Bloodshot, with the ABV knocked-down a bit.
    Flipside is an entirely new creation that's been in the works since January. Much lighter-bodied than the Beer Camp version with more fruit-forward hop presence.

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  22. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,617) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Sierra Nevada does indeed make a number of high quality “perfectly balanced” beers. I would describe a number of Anchor beers that way as well.

    Cheers to Sierra Nevada, Anchor & BA raynmoon!
  23. TheBeerShop

    TheBeerShop Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2012 Massachusetts

    Ah, sounds awesome!!!
  24. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (402) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    Had Flipside on tap Saturday night, and it is really good!
  25. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Crusader (744) Mar 28, 2009 California

    My personal problem with tumbler is the time in which it is released. The roasted/nutty flavors and light body go great with fall but its released the hottest time of the year on the west coast. August and September are too hot for tumbler. If this was released in October it would be much better.

    On a side note I am a fan of tumbler. i usually buy it and keep it around until the weather starts to cool.
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  26. kpacedo

    kpacedo Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2009 California

    Hey BM me your email addy and I can fwd you the recipe I was emailed from terrance @ sierra Nevada
  27. Joenajera

    Joenajera Initiate (58) Apr 26, 2013 California

    Found it at Walmart yesterday. Tasty.
  28. TheBeerShop

    TheBeerShop Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2012 Massachusetts

    Just got some in today... Gonna give it a shot this weekend ~
  29. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 California

    Where? What city?
  30. Grabbin2nd

    Grabbin2nd Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2005 California

    Tumbler is gone.
  31. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Solid beer...expected more.
  32. Hobby

    Hobby Initiate (0) May 26, 2012 Michigan

    They actually have fresh Tumbler on the shelf in Michigan.
  33. laststop126

    laststop126 Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2013 North Dakota

    Artist is Australian Ken Taylor. Indeed he also did the Ruthless label. Cheers.
  34. stickboy1125

    stickboy1125 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Virginia

    Where did you get this info from? It's on shelves everywhere in VA and as far as I know SN has not metioned discontinuing is after this year (website/blog, press releases, etc)
  35. Thads324

    Thads324 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Connecticut

    When is this hitting shelves?
  36. Bonsai

    Bonsai Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2008 Ohio

  37. sefus12

    sefus12 Aspirant (238) Sep 7, 2006 Massachusetts

    I challenge both of you to a fanboi dual!

    (i've been known to be a bit of a SN fan in my days as well)
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  38. sefus12

    sefus12 Aspirant (238) Sep 7, 2006 Massachusetts

    This needs to get to KY soon. This combined with the return of football (both college and NFL) makes me one happy guy.
  39. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 Aspirant (279) Jan 7, 2010 North Carolina

    I talked to the Sales Reps for the entire Southest yesterday. They said Tiumbler is indeed being replaced by Flipside. I also got a bottle to take home. Guess what? It's fucking delicious! They may have also thrown in a
    Narwahl for fun:wink:
  40. Grabbin2nd

    Grabbin2nd Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2005 California

    I'm in the know. Tumbler is gone.
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