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RATINGS: 872   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready maltsy tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fules (646) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2016
Közepes, nagyon tartós hab, rézvörösbe hajló barna szín. Illata citrusos, határozott narancs és mandarin héjas dominanciával. Íze ipás, gyanta nélkül. Markáns, határozott keserűvel indít, ami mellé végig édes-savanyú, intenzív gyümölcsösség társul, mandarinos, narancsos vezetéssel. Utóíze hosszú, markáns keserűvel, határozott gyümölcsösséggel. Nagyszerű, közepesen testes, kiválóan csúszó, kifejezetten frissítő nedű.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gpekar (487) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Poured a slightly hazy, dark chestnut brown with nice orange highlights. There was initially about a 2 finger slightly creamy tan head. The aroma was mild with floral, citrus and some earthy peat scents. The flavor was mild was well. Initially there was some light citrus followed by an earthiness. The finish was slightly on the hoppy side with just a hint of a bite along with more of the earthy taste

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Listigovers (854) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2016
Dark brown pour, puffy tan head. Smells caramel, some earthy hops. Palate is sparkling, medium bodied. Tastes sweet at the start with some maltiness, finishes slightly dry... It’s alright.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Dark caramel color with reddish edges, small beige head. Mostly grapefruit peel has some light sweetness similar to golden brown sugar. Citrus hops up front with a bitter middle, some residual sweetness and a bitter aftertaste. Not bad at all!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Scrumpy369 (394) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle at csakajo. Light brown-copper colour with a stiff white head. Nose is slight citrus(?). Taste is slightly nutty. This is the same what i also think about black ipas/saisons etc. Mediocre beer sold by its colour. As it get warmer gets slightly better but still meh...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (933) - - DEC 20, 2015
2015 bottle. Dark amber color with thick off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma with malty notes. Citrus hoppy taste with caramel, pines. Light hoppy bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (5483) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Mild aroma of dried leaves, clay, and vinegar. Clear tea, thick sticky yellow head. Astringent lemon zest, clay, and dried leaves. Soapy tea finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kosmokrator (822) - ITALY - DEC 2, 2015
Alla spina. IPA rossastra e schiumosa, dal profumo amarognolo e resinoso. Al palato č setosa, erbacea e mediamente amara; l’ho trovata perň poco persistente ed un poco scipita. Mi aspettavo piů luppolo o piů caramello, mancano entrambi.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scarletfire65 (1320) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle at home. Deep amber pour. Off white head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is toasty malt and pine. Tastes of piney hops, orange zest, a christmasy spice palate with hints of cinnamon, and a resinous, sticky finish.


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