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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


mrhopsbeertalk's rating

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhopsbeertalk (128) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Starts bitter, flips to fruity, then finishes bitter. Nicely blended flavors, only mildly aromatic.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gururyan (598) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Been looking forward to this one, so it only compounds the disappointment. Looks beautiful when poured, but the beer itself is barely mediocre...it that. Skip the six, grab a single in a pick. Chalky and sour...very surprised and disappointed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JStax (2962) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Draft pour into a pint glass. Pours a darker amber with a beige head of velvety foam. Decent retention. The aroma is papery, pine, herbal. Taste is lightly bitter and a little bit sweet. I get aittle bit of honey and skunk when I really dig in. The mouthfeel is fizzy, as I would expect. Lively carbonation. Not really one of Sierra Nevada’s better beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle: Poured a light brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of citrus notes with some caramel malt clearly noticeable. Taste is also dominated by citrus notes and loads of caramel malt notes are also evident with quite a bit of residuals sugar. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Too much caramel malt for my taste with the Citra hops not coming out as much as I was expecting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Underdogs88 (91) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Hop aroma is low and muddy. Appearance is reddish with a white head with avg retention. Flavor has a high bitterness, but the hop flavor is lacking. Malt is bready. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, I'm not impressed. It's just an ok beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RussianDragon (449) - - AUG 28, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark caramel orange with reddish hues when backlit. Aroma is hop bitterness in the form of blood orange citrus and malt. Flavor is bitter with tropical fruit and malt - classic red IPA character. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, and malty bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dbeatdano (49) - - AUG 28, 2014
Not tasting a whole lot of citrus that they’re talking about. I like the caramel malty taste, but the hop profile isn’t very diverse or interesting. I’d rather have a hoptimum or their pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6324) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle from Wegmans. Malty nose, caramel, some chocolate, earthy hops. Malty flavor, caramel, nice citrus, some pine. Really just like a hoppy brown to me. Not very impressive.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjames317 (73) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Pours a burnt siena brown with highlights of red. Finger breadth of nice foamy eggshell colored head. Citrus and floral hops (mostly grapefruit/tangerine) abound in the nose. Molasses tinged malts with subtle hints of burnt sugar and sweet breads. Pretty dry red IPA with a chewy mouthfeel and lingering bitterness. Light, clean metallic after taste. Nice beer in a crowded space, but won’t knock your socks off.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dittoson (16) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Nice amber color with low head. The smell is minor and is quickly taken over by the strong flavor, but is slightly spoiled by the stinging aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eworkman1 (36) - - AUG 26, 2014
Nice head. Little aroma. Starts malty and runs thru lighter fruity notes then finishes dry.


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