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RATINGS: 695   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a tulip. A: Pours a dark ruby color. Not to mention, she gives good head - about two fingers worth, with an off-white shade. It fades a bit quicker than I like, but lacing is somewhat plentiful. S: This seems to be a bit more tropical than I’m used to from Sierra Nevada’s hoppy beers...right up until I catch a whiff of herbal, spicy notes that are textbook of just who makes it. Perhaps a bit too textbook - it’s not that different from their other hoppy offerings. On the plus side, the malt isn’t overdone here. T: Aye, this one drinks similarly to other SN brews. The opening flavors are herbal, piny, and bitter. Sadly, this also has the effect of obscuring the promised tropical fruit qualities. They’re here, just not as much as they would be behind the bitterness. It doesn’t finish bitter, though - after the midpoint, a rush of caramel malt helps balance out the finish and aftertaste while keeping it dry. Spicy hop flavors on the back end round out some of the sweeter qualities well. M: There’s a lush fullness to this one that really makes the dry finish a bit surprising. It doesn’t have the silky-smooth transition between the two that Nugget Nectar does (and yes, I have to compare every amber/red ale to Nugget Nectar, stop asking), but otherwise, there’s nothing to complain about the feel. Okay, it could use a touch more carbonation. Just a touch. O: Every time I sample a new Sierra Nevada beer, I always expect it to be at least solid - and this is, more than that actually. I also don’t expect them to blow me away - and it doesn’t. It’s exactly what I expect from them, and that’s a hoppy, well-crafted brew with no mind-blowing moments or unexpected twists. Basically, good everyday beer for the fall weather.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10567) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Keg at The White Horse, Leamington Spa, Warks. Hazy Chestnut with White head. Served exceptionally cold. Really sweet, toffee’d beer, some sweet chestnut flavours, little on the roasted side though, late spice hint. Borderline.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5567) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle (35 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear copper with medium tan head. Caramellyy malt aroma, piney and citric hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1077) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
@ Havregatan 141119. Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget (33:-). Fruity and caramely with citrusy notes, medium sweetness, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is bitter and caramely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cool_Bond (1531) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
Good fruity aroma. Fruity with a special taste. Good bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth and sides for a long while. Special flavor to the beer but still an IPA. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LesArgen (215) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2014
This is a surprisingly un-American red ale, with quite a muted hop presence. The nose is toffee, biscuit and a tiny bit of cherry, with some late hop notes. In the mouth, the hops are quite bitter on the sides of the tongue. The malt is heavy on the tongue and there’s a good length to it. It’s a little safer than I expect from Sierra Nevada but certainly a nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (1713) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av humle, malt, citrus, apelsin, tropisk frukt, grapefrukt med toner av trä och röda bär. Lagom sötma och fin beska med smak av grapefrukt. Gott.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alkolas510 (683) - SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
Brun/röd med mellanstort ljusbrunt skum. Doftar och smakar maltig men även endel humle och rejäll beska.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2141) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
Flaska från SB. BBD 150730 gissningsvis nästan 4 månader gammal. Djup mörk bärnstensnyans som drar åt rött, klar, medelhögt smutsvitt skum. Doft av karamell, tall, grape, mango, Relativt torr, karmamell, citrus, tall. Trött humle, relativt skarp beska som tar lite för mycket plats när humlearomer och smaker i övrigt inte tar så mycket plats. Annars inget att klaga på.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1078) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 16, 2014
On draught. Caramel aroma sight ought floral and manure. Clear amber with off-white head. Taste is malt, with floral hops and moderate high bittering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (830) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Dofter av grape, tallkåda och citrus. Smak av citrus, karamell och tropiska frukter. Medelfyllig och medelmjuk. Hyfsat godkänd IPA


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