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RATINGS: 863   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

phikus01's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phikus01 (112) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2013 I had high hopes for this but something with sierra Nevada has gone wrong. Individual hop flavors get lost in a spicy bitterness. its overwhelming with the citra simcoe and centennial flavors struggling to break through. I started noticing this issue in all their IPA with last years celebration release. Thats just about when i noticed torpedo lost its floral citrus finish to just bitterness. Flipside gets better as it warms but I really like citra and simcoe hops and this beer isnít the finest example of their use.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scarletfire65 (1188) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, dark copper color with golden amber edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Sweet, slightly spicy malt aroma with a subtle resinous hop character. Some earthy, grassy hops with a touch of citrus but the nose is dominated by caramel malt, rye, bread and toffee. Really weak hop presence. Disappointing for an IPA. Thankfully thereís much more of a hop presence in the flavor. On the fuller end of medium bodied with a blast of dry, bitter hops that linger over the sweet and spicy malt notes into a sticky, dry finish. Dank and resinous with grass and pine needle flavor as well as some subtle grapefruit and citrus rind. This is countered by a sweet malt backbone that has a strong caramel flavor. Thereís also some toffee, bread, faint dark fruit sweetness and. a spicy rye component that nicely compliments the hop profile. Well balanced and easy to drink. A nice hoppy beer for the fall season.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5986) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2015
355 ml bottle, in Nevada City. Reddish brown colour. Has the typical West Coast hop aroma and flavour, with notes of citrus and pine, but also some nice nutty notes from the malts, which contributes to a lovely balance. Another good beer from Sierra Nevada!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bricks (793) - Delaware, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Beautiful beer, dark red and foamy big head. Smell is great hops, fruit and some grain? Taste is not as great as expected...itís a balance of malt and hops that comes off more neutral than anything

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3905) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Not exactly red, but reddish, and it just seems a needless direction for a beer when you can produce the IPA that everybody wants without the red direction. Decent IPA character but a bit more murky and vegetal than I like, not as brightly tropical as the commercial deScription would suggest. Just o.k. Bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (961) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Pours a deep copper red, with a foamy tan head, hops and some smokey notes on the nose, itís a well balanced ipa, with malt influence taking on the hop finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
colui72 (420) - HONG KONG - OCT 19, 2015
It pours beautifully clear amber with a long lasting thin head. Aroma is malts and hops. Taste goes into the same direction, nearly total absence of fruitiness or sweetness, notes of pine and pineapple, but very mild. The hops do the dirty job. Nice ale, smooth and quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ngunity (77) - - OCT 17, 2015
On tap. Looks great, drank with plenty of hops. Lasting impression of lingering hop bitterness spoils it a bit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ekinskofer (18) - - OCT 14, 2015
Pours dark brown, decent head. Citrus hops, great blast of hops on sip. Citrus, notes of pine. Light to medium mouth. Lingering mild hops after taste. Great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (461) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Rich brown with a fine off white head. Balanced aroma of caramel, bread and citrus. Taste follows - rich malts and mild citrus hops. Great beer.

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