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RATINGS: 466   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demitriustown (1057) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2013
12 oz bottle: Wonderfully hoppy note upfront on the nose. Appearance is a dark red with a thick off white head that lingers. Taste is nicely hoppy with a bit of malts, but the SImcoe and Centennial a big on this one, which is not a bad thing. Palate is medium carbonation in the mouth feel, and a light hoppy note in the after taste. Overall, Good hop nectar. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5041) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2013
I used the word "foresty" to describe this. Woody hops, earthy, sweet malts, even a hint of smoke. This is a tasty, hearty IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (4788) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Clear dark amber - thick, sticky lace - nose of garlicky Simcoe, some earthy Amarillo, some cheese rind - underlying toasty maltiness and light toffee - soft carbonation, medium body - a little thin-flavored and slightly metallic in character - flavors of buttered toast, light toasted maltiness, followed by mild garlic - watery, medium-bitter finish - meh - please tell me this hasnít replaced Tumbler as the new Fall seasonal.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle-Purchased at Celebrate in Las Cruces September 2013 Pours deep amber copper hue with a foamy eggshel head verging on a lite tan. nose is big hops mostly woody, lite catty notes, some citric with a big toasted malt base with some slight sweetness. flavors exhibit the fine line between an amber ale (sweet malts, toasted notes, carmel) and woody citrici hops (grapefruit, lemon, lite tropical notes). Body is crisp and refreshing for a beer of this type. again, trypical Sierra Nevada hoppy notes and yeast qualities. Long woody and piney finish with some tart grapefruit as well. Very solid seasonal offering once again!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4042) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Picked this well-deserved tick up at the Circle K, Bradfordville. Squat west coast longneck, fair label. Intense brown-orange beer, clear, with a very light tan head which had a chainmail cling to the side of the glass. Generally a pretty nice, malty/hoppy red aroma, though there were a few off notes. Woody, hop-prickly, fairly dry. Somewhat starchy mouthfeel, good fine-grained carbonation, stiff US hop finish and aftertaste. Pretty much what Iíd expect out of a Sierra Nevada Red IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maltman53 (277) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Typically, the red ale style is malt-forward but SN is going for a West Coast hop-forward version. After a tea-colored pour, featuring three-fingered head and lasting lace, I do pickup a citrusy, tropical aroma from the use of three whole-cone hop varieties. But I am missing the greater malt emphasis of caramel and other malt flavors. The bottles are without a date stamp, so I donít know if the beer is older. I applaud the sixth-largest brewery in America innovating, but SN just canít compete in flavor with the smaller runs by the true craft makers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3762) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Aroma is piney hops, yeast and a hint of malts. The flavor is light grapefruit, tropical fruit, citrus, malts and a mix of bitter and beery in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phikus01 (103) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2013 I had high hopes for this but something with sierra Nevada has gone wrong. Individual hop flavors get lost in a spicy bitterness. its overwhelming with the citra simcoe and centennial flavors struggling to break through. I started noticing this issue in all their IPA with last years celebration release. Thats just about when i noticed torpedo lost its floral citrus finish to just bitterness. Flipside gets better as it warms but I really like citra and simcoe hops and this beer isnít the finest example of their use.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (821) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Mellow fruit aroma with other notes of roasted caramel, strong hops and amber style malts. Deep reddish/copper with an amber tint and thin foam. Bitter hops upfront with the classic red/amber malts that you see in a red ale. I get notes of deep, roasted caramel, amber malts, cinnamon and maple. Overall, Not bad at all. A perfect blend of a red ale and an IPA. Iíd give this an A rating.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (688) - Tustin, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Sierra Nevada gift shop. Woody roasted malt along with green leaf and citrus notes from a crytal clear copper amber body with a slightly off-white head. Rich, creamy caramel and more woodiness, with some milk chocolate and cocoa mid-sip. Pithy, citrus hop bitterness shines through after this and balances out the sweetness and dries things out. The roasted malt comes through again though, finishing dry and bitter with a little residual sweetness. As I was drinking this, I thought it reminded me of something and then I realized that itís like a milder cousin of Celebration ale which makes it a nice teaser for whatís to come soon!


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