bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bronze-brown beer with a dark cream head. malt and grapefruit aroma. Grain and light cocoa flavor with pine and grapefruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grain and light cocoa lingers with pine and grapefruit.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled August 16th. Poured into a glass stein.
Appearance: Slightly hazy red/brown color. Finger or so of a tan head sits on top. Decent lacing.
Smell: Quite a bit of toffee and caramel, which gives it the Amber characteristics, but there’s plenty of hoppy goodness in there as well. A bit of grapefruit with pine.
Taste/feel: A hop spice is the first thing I notice, with the malts coming through on the finish. I also get a trace of alcohol flavor? Maybe? Spicy, earthy hops and bits of citrus take the forefront. The label mentions tropical fruits, but I don’t get much of that, if any. Aftertaste is mild, and not much there. Pretty dry finish. The taste that lingers is of pine and hop. Moderate bitterness, I’d say. The feel is actually surprisingly light... well, light/medium. Carbonation is also pretty low.
Looks great in the glass, smells really good, tastes pretty nice, and feels alright. Overall, Flipside is one of the more average offerings from Sierra Nevada, though Sierra Nevada’s "average" is better than many breweries’ best.
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark amber / copper color with an off white head. Citrus, some fruitiness, earthy, and pine.
seymour (1707) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from 12oz bottle into nonic glass. It poured a beautiful, hazy, deep reddish copper colour with moderate beige foam with spritzy little bubbles, evidence of live bottle conditioning yeast, long-lasting with sheets of lace. Profoundly fruity hop aromas, resiny, woodsy, citrusy, melon, berry and tropical fruits, perfumey. Rich caramelly sweet maltbill equal in strength to the layers of hop bitterness and flavours. Medium body and carbonation, well-rounded bready mouthfeel, smooth alcoholic warmth, lingering bittersweet aftertaste. This is exactly my kinda IPA. Complex, refreshing, really delicious. Yum. Can you imagine a cask-conditioned real ale version?!
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer. Kind of has a rye flavor on top of the hops. Not a bad price either. Coats about $13 for a 12 pack.
scooterbub (921) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a one inch light tan head that lasts. Taste is of grapefruit, hops, pine and citrus. Similar aroma. Has a nice, wet body. The finish is a tad dry and a bit bitter. Easy to drink and rather refreshing.
rader58 (825) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark burnt orange in color. Aroma of pineapple, caramel, citrus, spruce. Flavor is citrus, pine, resin. Fairly bitter and dry. More citrus and tropical fruit aroma than flavor.
jbeatty (1215) - New York, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 11/5/2013. Pours brown copper, dense frothy head rests on the surface, great retention with lacing left as it slowly dies down. Aroma is caramel malts with orange tropical zest, sticky pine hops, nice earthy quality to the finish. Taste is toffee malts, primarily pine hop character, citrus there but fading, bitter resinous finish. Medium body, fairly drinkable. Not bad at all.
mandylee (50) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love the red color. Very autumn appropriate. The flavor is slightly bitter & hoppy, but not overpowerful. Great choice from Sierra Nevada!
beerme31 (571) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark red almost a light brown but not quite. Medium thick tan head. Aroma is pretty amazing. These 3 hops work great together and were used in the right proportions. Tropical fruit and citrus are very present, along with a bit of pine. Medium sweet taste. Medium-light body, hoping for a little heavier. Mild hop bitterness and fruit in the finish. A little more bitter would have been good but overall this was a very enjoyable beer.