Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 815   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
krato (4) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 16, 2015 does not count
A bitter beer with a taste of red fruits. The finish was really bitter. I quite liked this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhammaren (1269) - FINLAND - APR 15, 2015
.33l bottle from alko jkl Pours clear copper with medium tan head. Aroma is bread, hops, grape fruitd, dried fruits and caramel notes. Flavor is mostly same. Well balanced beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1520) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2015
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Big beige head that is lastning. Citrus fruity aroma. Dry fruity taste with small malt taste and a medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (7824) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pour on tap at Black Bottle, dark orange-red pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of grain, toast, and caramel into orange jam, some red fruits into a bit of spice, herbal hops. Taste was a mix of grass, pine, and orange into some sweet fruit, caramel, some spicy notes in there as well, finishing bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erasmus_ro (1661) - Alabama, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours an auburn brown with a nice-looking, yellowish brown head. Aroma is light with some pine. Taste is light too, some pine and caramel. Probably rather old unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (197) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
Pours a gorgeous amber red color, with nice lacing and some head retention. Tastes very malty, with sweet background notes. A good beer, but nothing too memorable on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielecamo (656) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
In bottiglia da 33cl. Aroma di cereale, di segale, poi frutta tropicale, erbaceo. Al palato ancora cereale e segale poi + erbaceo e secchezza che frutta tropicale che sembra essere un pò in secondo piano. Birra stanca anche se ancora molto godibile.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sad24 (207) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle from the trembling madness in York. Not my bag. More biscuity. Not floral or hoppy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2885) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Pours dark amber-brown in colour with a large foamy head. It has a rich malty, burnt toffee and liquorice flavour with floral red fruit, roasted notes and pine on the smooth, creamy finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (536) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
bottle poured into a tumbler..amber/ruby color with a fluffy white head..aroma of hops,resin,spices,grapefruit..tastes just like it smells..well balanced.

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