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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SurlyFan85 (2) - - SEP 6, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2014 A nice change from always drinking torpedo. A beautiful red/copper color. Aroma is floral, tropical fruit over a bready malt. Taste is very similar to the smell in my opinion. Overall a good beer. Even better on sale for 11.99.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (1913) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"I was a huge fan of the double ipa of the same name that they never did bottle, but this is another solid entry for Sierra Nevada. Tropical and Citrus is spot on, with light biscuit malt and a hint of spicy hops as well. Solid ipa, well balanced, just a bit thin in the finish."

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bkurtz (788) - PERU - SEP 6, 2014
Pours a clear copper with a fairly large frothy head with lacing. Aromas of pine, caramel, and citrus. Great mouth feel. The taste goes caramel, sweet, citrus, and then a slight bitter, but clean finish. Yummy beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thewade (318) - USA - SEP 6, 2014
Nice session red IPA. Frothy head and hopped just about right. At 6% it’s easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ester_ (106) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Red colour, medium head. Aromas of spices, aromatic, spicy, herbaceous, resinous hops, malt. Flavours of spices, caramelized malt, aromatic hops and a little bit of smoky flavours. Couleur rouge, moyen col de mousse. Arômes d’épices, de houblons aromatiques,épicés, herbacés et résineaux, et de malt. Saveurs d’épices de malt caramel de houblons aromatiques et un peu de saveur de fumé.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJestersBeer (2060) - SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a beautiful deep amber, with an off-white head. Hoppy, quite malty aroma, caramel, resin, orange peel, spruce, mineral, light chocolate, apricot. Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Hoppy, malty taste, resin, caramel, grapefruit peel, apricot, faint notes of fudge, orange. Quite malt focused for an IPA, the hops are there, but almost subdued. Nice, but not fantastic. (2014-09-06)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2134) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Sweet caramel nose, with tropical fruit an piney hops. Light reddish/copper color, thick rocky head, clumpy lace. Caramel, light citrus/pine bittering, moderate hoppy finish. Nice enough. Flavors rise up through mid and final... and then flatten out suddenly. A hoppy session brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopmelt (187) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Pours clear dark amber, finger rocky head, good amount of lacing. Aroma West coast Sierra Nevada all the way, citrus, pine, floral, slight bready malt and even slighter caramel malt. Taste lots of hops, floral pine, citrus, bready malt a little more pronounced than in nose, a bit toasty and very slight caramel. Mouthfeel medium body and carbonation, spicy hop bite, finishes dry, not as dry as most Sierra Nevada hoppy beers though. Overall really good, marries an amber and ipa very well, with emphasis on ipa, fairly well balanced, also great value at $1.50/12oz bottle.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chadski4 (113) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
More reminiscent of a hoppy amber ale and when approached from that category, very enjoyable. Resin and grapefruit upfront complemented by hints of caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chucklemation (478) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Pours a ruby red with a foamy, long-lasting white head. Aroma is floral hops. Flavor is same, with moderate bitterness. Amazingly smooth and delicious.


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