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Sierra Nevada Flipside Double IPA

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Editors Note: This entry is for the draft only DIPA version of Flipside. All bottles should be rated under the "Flipside Red IPA" entry.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11440) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Draft. Crystal clear apple juice body, medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, catty/grapefruit, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, catty, some grapefruit, light bread. Medium-full body, some resin, light acidity, nice hop burp. Nothing amazing about this, just a straightforward scrumptious IIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (979) - Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Clear and golden, the white foam puts off odors of pear, grapefruit, and mangos. Furtive acid balances a slight caramel maltiness. More of the citrus in the finish which is long and dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2012
On tap at Churchkey for the tap takeover. Clear golden pour with a nice sudsy white head. Big citrus and lemon with resinous sap and fruit cocktail nectar fruits. Medium body with a sticky resinous finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8332) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Tap at CK. Brilliant gold pour with a small layer of foam. Crystal clear. Dank, oily, resinous hop nose. No specific hop varietal comes to mind. Taste is juicy, oily, small sugar and sweet jackfruit plus cantaloupe and pineapple. Rich, sticky. No cheese, no strawberry, no red fruitiness, no stale character. Thank the lord.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6849) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Draft. Golden beer with a cream colored head. Big grapefruit and light summer fruit aroma. Big grapefruit flavor with light summerfruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Big grapefruit lingers with light summer fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8183) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2012
Served on draft at Capital Ale House Downtown. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of herbal hops with a bit of citrus and toasted malts. The taste is bitter citrus, resin hops, caramel malts and some bread. Full bodied with a lingering bitterness. Solid DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bwa5879 (631) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Medium yellow clear pour. Short white head. Citrus and strong floral scents. A strange hint of popcorn as well. Medium body. Hops take over your taste buds. Very hop forward. Very very good. Light beer, may be drank too quickly in fact. Tastes of pine, and floral hops. Finishes slightly bitter but not bitterly so.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 28, 2012
On draft at the Livermore Saloon. It pours bright yellow with a white head. The aroma is very peppery with lots of citrus and grass. The flavor is dry with some bitter citrus peel, grass and some light biscuity honey malt. Light bodied and easy to drink. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4304) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Draft. Clear golden color, white head. Citrusy hops, caramel malt, sweetness, and a balancing bitterness. Good but not very memorable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9865) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
A golden IPA with a thin white head. In aroma, a beautifully pungent floral hops with light cheesy notes, biscuit malt. In mouth, a crisp biscuit malt with smooth citrusy hops, white grapefruits, alcohol warmth. On tap at Aces and Ales Strong Beer Fest August 10, 2012.


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