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RATINGS: 766   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 60   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
can8ianben (1358) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Seems predominantly earthy and piney - surprising since it notes the citrus characteristics on the bottle. Well balanced, but I wanted this to be more aggressive in terms of hop presence, and more like the label indicated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Deep amber/red body with a large off-white head. Big aroma of pine, citrus, floral hops, toasted grain and hints of fruit, especially pineapple and grapefruit. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/slick texture, lively carbonation. Note of vitamin B in the finish. Taste of citrus, pine and resin, but thankfully the resin is not dominant. Nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beermack (684) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 24, 2013
12oz bottle. Copper pour, thin white head. Lots of tropical sherbet notes on the nose - plenty of sweet orange - sweet caramel and pine resin too. Zingy grapefruit and orange in the taste, big slab of pine resin, light red berry. Decent caramel to balance, but not overpower. Lingering sherbet fruitiness and resiny pine. Solid bitterness. This is good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2599) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle. Spicy tropical and cat pee hops aroma in front of a caramel malt backbone. Almost clear reddish amber under a thin, white sheet. Spicy citrus and pine flavour with a strong spicy melanoidin and caramel backbone and a medium bitterness. Clean fermentation. Medium body, medium carbonation, slight lingering bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dal9000 (214) - Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Pours dark red with a white foam. Immediate aroma of pine. Initial taste of pine needles. The pine continues after swallowing. And stays on the tongue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8086) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid dark muddy brown, turbid, with clingy off-tan head. Nose is earthy caramel malt, vinous fruit, hops. Tastes earthy, caramel malty, with an overall hoppy and vinous fruity flavor. Finishes resiny hoppy and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2180) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Backlog purge. On tap at the Standard Pour in Sonora. Toasted tangy red malts, slight crystal, candied orange, toffee, grass.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Appearance is an amber color with a thin-ish beige head. Aroma is wonderful tropical and citrus hops: grapefruit, mango, pine, etc. Just beautiful. Taste is a bit more piney than the aroma, but heavy on the citrus hops. However, while the taste is mostly hops, they are hardly overwhelming. Just a wonderful all-around IPA. Delicious and easy to drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jay_Dubbz (96) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Draft beer at Bar-Ly in Philadelphia, PA. Really nice offering from Sierra Nevada. Graey hop flavor with a nice smooth opening and hoppy bite at the finish. Really easy drinking beer. --you've been Dubbed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7318) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
Pint, BJs San Bruno, CA, 02/11/13. Very lacy clear jelly red. Good, slightly catty, musky hop nose with berries and pine. Dry grapefruit and berries flavour with forest floor conifer and underpinning nut. Pleasing if not quite optimal pre-flight refreshment.


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