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RATINGS: 840   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Flipside Red IPA is a rebuttal to the mild-mannered beers of summer. Tropical fruit and citrus hop flavors from the use of whole-cone Citra, Simcoe and Centennial hops are the perfect notes for this in-between season.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8128) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle - Nice hops and caramel malts. Clear copper with a decent white. Nice hops with a nice hop bite. Pretty standard hoppy red.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jyrsa (247) - - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle @ Kaisla. Pours deep red with an off-white. Red fruit and hops on the nose. Light body with a fruity sweetness. Light after taste. Nice but perhaps a bit watery.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (543) - ITALY - JUN 3, 2015
355ml bottle. Pours hazy reddish amber with a beautiful creamy light beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, fruits, citrus. Taste is similar with a good final dry vegetal bitterness. Medium body, very drinkable, medium carbonation. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10996) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 28, 2015
355ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga)
Very deep red, large but brief head, settles to just scum. Pungently hopped, some treacly caramel too. Fairly light palate, pleasant carbonation. Tastes first of the caramel, then some burntness, then the pungent hops, and then the treaclyness again. After you’ve swallowed it all, there’s a huge drying bitter finish, resiny and dirty in the mouth, quite a tingle. Not as sticky as your typical red, which is a good thing. No sign of any alcohol. Pretty decent. Too bitter for glugging, but I don’t think a whole bottle will be a problem.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (782) - NORWAY - MAY 23, 2015
Rødbrun farge med lys beige skum. Lukter karamell, humle og noe alkohol. Medium med kullsyre og noe bitter ettersmak.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (2071) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2015
Orangebrun noe tåkete med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter mørke frukter, karamell og grapefrukt. Fruktig start med medium bitterhet. Bitterheten sitter godt i avslutningen.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGD (108) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle. Clear copper colour with small white foam. Aromas of hops and fruits, also malty and caramel notes. Taste has hops, a mango sweet hint, a bit watery. Soapy mouthfeel. No real depth in flavour. I love Sierra Nevada beers and was expecting more from this one.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3085) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Dark copper beer with large foam head. Aroma is malts, red berry and a hint of spice. Taste is malts, some spice and light caramel. Decent enough, but was hoping for better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MalcolmTucker (852) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Keg at ushers. It’s red right enough. Citrus and caramel. Nicely balanced between malt and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1810) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 29, 2015
Bottle at eikan pub, järvenpää. Clear dark red color, white head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity, sweet malty, some sugar notes. Balanced sweet body, fruity notes and dry hops. Sugar and honey notes.


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