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RATINGS: 851   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.

shigadeyo's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3349) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2013
9/26/2013: Sierra Nevada Flipside Seasonal Red IPA 2013... Aroma: Ripe tropical fruit and melon (ugh, stupid Citra hop!) with a twish of pine; suggestion of caramel malt. Appearance: Hazy bronze color with reddish highlights and a swirling column of carbonation in the center; dense, lasting, beige-colored head on the top; solid lacing from top to bottom. Flavor: Lots of hops right up front and luckily the Citra is a bit over-powered by the Simcoe and Centennial flavors; good dose of grapefruit peel and some resin in the finish; middle allows some of the toasty, lightly caramel underlying maltiness to pop through the hops for just a slip second or two and add just enough sweetness; hints of spice, dried herbs/flowers, and tea here and there; fairly generous level of bitterness; finishes very clean. Palate: Solid medium body; well carbonated to help bring out the hops, texture is slightly slick. Overall: Pretty good IPA in general, but doesnít quite hit on all cylinders for me as a Red IPA, but maybe thatís because the Pacific Northwestern Style Red IPA is the yard stick I use for the style... 12 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 6.2% by Vol.; 3235111:12) from Trader Joeís in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rating #233 for this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (3024) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2015
Clear ruby, tan lasting lacing foam head. Floral hoppy aroma, nice bitter taste, smooth not overwhelming. OK beer. (Cleveland 201510)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhatton (215) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Pours a dark auburn body with limited light khaki head. Fruity nose of pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, with hints of malty goodness. Taste is earthy, pine, spicy finish. Good level of bitterness. Different and decent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2057) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Ruby amber. Sweet malt and resin hop aroma. Sweet, a bit too sweet, then a more balanced hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jahshuwuh (514) - USA - SEP 28, 2015
Dark brownish ruby color with two finger light khaki head. Smells of citrus, tropical, pine, dank. Taste is tropical fruit sweetness on the front of the tongue with a piney tea like bitter on the back. Caramel malt with a spicy bitter half way through. A bit of a rye like bitter is present as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
terefere (306) - Durham, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours red&brownish, rocky tan head. Very nice aroma of flowers, biscuit, grass, citrus, sweet fruits. Taste: roasted malts, biscuit, citrus, caramel, coffee

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (2198) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle via Prufrock -- thanks!

Brown pour, perhaps red tinted. Nice fluffy tan head. Aroma is subdued at first but comes out as the beer warms. Malty nose, a bit of heavy roast, some astringent resin, nothing like the hop aromatics of contemporary IPAs. Where is the citra and simcoe in this? I canít find them! Rather old-school resiny hop flavor, plenty of caramel, some stronger roasty notes, not bad in any way, but far short of exciting. More a complaint about the style (I could live without hoppy red ales quite easily) than about the crafting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1584) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle. Clear chestnut pour, creamy head, good retention and lacing. Hop profile: citrus, spice and pine. Malt profile: biscuit, caramel, and bread. Nicely balanced. Moderately sweet, pleasant bitterness. Creamy texture, medium body, average carbonation. Overall: this "style" of beer (the heavily-hopped but still assertively malty beer) is pretty much completely missing from my diet these days, and I donít really ever crave a beer like this, but this ainít bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coldbrewky (1521) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Multipack of Sierraness. Without pouring it in the glass one has a lightly hoppy full bodied malt based beer with a twang for a finish. A decent drinker as this is my second of the afternoon. decent with pistachios and cheese.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theOptimator (340) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Aroma is grassy citrus aroma hopping with a dark caramel biscuit malt lingering. Appearance is ruby red brown, crystal clear with small off white head. Taste is dark biscuit caramel with firm bittterness. Not roasty but thinking about it. Grassy earthy citrus hop aroma present but not as pronounced as aroma. Palate is medium and crisp but with some residual body. Overall an excellent beer. Almost a hoppy brown as the roastyness is almost there... but either way this is a nice beer that works. Bought in a sampler, would buy this in a full case.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smaynard6000 (822) - Apopka, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Pours a dark red color with small beige head. Aroma is piney and citrusy hops with just a touch of caramel malt. Well balanced, alternating between sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Enjoyable.

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