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RATINGS: 870   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1107) - Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Draft at Bricks. Pours clear copper with nice off white head. Nose is some tropical fruit and some spice. Taste adds some sweetness and some rye spice. Nice different IPA. The spice can wear on you.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (504) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Fresh bottle poured into a pint glass. The beer pours a clear rusty copper with a solid 2 inches of light tan head that leaves decent lacing. The aroma is orange zest, caramel candy, and oddly enough cookie dough and something spicy...smells like rye. It’s interesting. Ok time to taste. Right off the bad I get hit with an instant piney bitterness and orange/lemon citrus, however there is also a somewhat subdued sweetness that mixes in well. It’s that caramel cookie dough flavor I described that I cannot put a finger on. It’s an interesting mix though, and really does fulfill it’s point of being a seasonal transitional beer. I also pick up some spicy flavors in the finish which I am positive is rye grain. The beer is pretty dry from start to finish, and it leaves a somewhat bitter aftertaste which is followed by more sweetness on the tongue. Overall I like this beer for a late summer/early fall drink. It hits the spot nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESPh (110) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Pours with a thick head and a nice rich red amber color. Sweet, fruity, floral aroma (pleasant). Nice sweet malt taste with almost a delayed bitter finish. Tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1347) - Northville, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours clear amber with an off-white head. Citrusy hop aroma, malty aromas. Citrus and floral hops lead into stronger toasty malts in the flavor. A quality beverage.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
[ Keg ][ 16oz ][ Avenue Pub NOLA ][ $5 ][ Nonic Pint ][ 8.31.14 ]
>> My 100th Sierra Nevada rating. Clear deep red pour. Excellent buttermilk head formation. Okay retention. Nose is grilled fruit, pine, resin. Taste is orange juice, grilled strawberry, lemony, lactic acid, orange juice, bitter grapefruit juice. Acidic and leathery back end. Mild toast. Good stuff. SN is perhaps the only brewery that can make a tasty red IPA, so kudos.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SurlyFan85 (13) - - SEP 6, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 7, 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 (8356) - 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 (1018) - 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 (340) - 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_ (123) - 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.


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