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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2270) - San Francisco, 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 (103) - 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 (7999) - NUNEATON, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Solid sugary malt aroma, but even more resinous hops. Deep copper color, fine haze. My is it chalked out with bitterness, yet finish has a nice sweet ring to it as well. Crisp, snapping body. Not sure if these ’red hoppy’ beers will get their own category soon. This one is a very bitter amber.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1185) - USA - NOV 11, 2013
Reddish amber color with a thick white head. Aroma is light hops with a touch of caramel. Flavor is slightly fruity hops, very bright with a bit of toasted caramel. A bit nutty in the finish. Wife: 3.75

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2633) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours the color of the attempted India Red Ale I tried to make... more a slightly reddish brown than a pure red... so that is comforting to me. Head is decent, frothy and tan. Aromas are a nice mix of tropical and resiny hops with just a hint of earthy spice peeking through. While I thought I was picking up the Citra tropical fruit notes in the nose, the flavor is overwhelmed by resin, pine and a dank edginess. I like it, but wonder if a little more of that tropical flavor were present what this would be like. To me it is kind of like Torpedo in that it seems to promise Citra and then take it away once the beer hits the palate. It has a decent balance between a kind of grainy malt presence and the hops. Good beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2198) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
Draft and bottled samples. Dark orange in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are a blend of juicy pink and white grapefruit, pine resin, and sunflower seeds. Sweet citrus dominates the palate, with elements of toasted malt and very mild caramel. Medium bodied, with a firm bitterness. Could have pushed the aroma hops a bit further, but a tasty IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2013
It has a lot of really appealing aroma and flavor, which are unfortunately overwhelmed by just hints of that damn oniony hop. Grassy, green, garlic - call it whatever you want, just keep it out of my beer! I think it’s the Simcoe. Not bad overall, but it coulda been great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10312) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Tap @ Black Bottle. Pours a rust orange appearance with a cream colored head. Toasted caramel, fairly fruity, orange citrusy aroma. A bit chalky, caramel malty, earthy, light citrusy flavor. Bleh


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