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RATINGS: 564   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (1950) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Clear garnet pour with a 2 finger, frothy beige head that has great retention. Aroma is earthy, grassy, citrus and pine hops, woody, husky grain and something of a strange floral note. Flavor is woody, husky grain, fallen leaves, woody tannin-like notes, grassy, pine and herbal hops, some crusty bread and light caramel sweetness. Light to medium, dry body with a slightly chalky feel and medium strength, sharp carbonation. Decent, but has a bitter, planty undertone all over that doesn’t really work for me. Tastes like maybe they used all of the expensive hops listed, but neglected to use any hops at all late enough in the boil to add much flavor or aroma on the more vibrant side of the hoppy spectrum that Citra and Centennial suggest. I might try this again to see if it smoothes out a bit as some of the strange planty notes could just be a little IPA greenness.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
badhack (312) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Aroma of earthy and hops and brown sugar. Taste is malty and bread crust with some floral and spicy hops in the finish along with citrus but more balanced. Pours a red brown.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (770) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Dark amber color with off white head. Fruity malt aroma with resiny pine. Rich toasted caramel malt start with a fruity malt middle and finishing with a dry pine hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1519) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Deep burnt red/garnet. Nose of caramel and deep toasted malt with pine. Flavor is toasted fruity malt with herbal pine and mild grapefruit. Clean, lingering bitterness and toasted malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (667) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Draft at Rezervoir Lounge - pours a lighter copper color . Soft grapefruit aroma . Moderate bitterness with some citrus notes . Nice .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6678) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
Bouteille 335 cl de et partagée avec Tderoeck. Couleur acajou, col fin blanc-cassé. Arôme est malté, moyen aux notes de caramel et grillé, léger en terme de houblon qui perce plus en rétro-nasal. Du mal à y noter le citra. Palais rappelle plus une red ale, malté un peu grillé, pointe de sucre résiduel collant aux lèvres. Léger caramel, petit côté houblonné citronné pour une amertume moyenne. Le profil Simcoe semble être plus présent au niveau amérisant. J’attendais un peu plus de ces 3 houblons.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2023) - USA - SEP 13, 2014
Thanks to Dave. A fine, rich aroma of honey and floral hops, with a light, funky undercurrent. It is pretty malty for the style, but well balanced with dry, tingly hops. This one hits the spot - it is one of Sierra Nevada’s best IPAs.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2186) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Poured a very pretty medium garnet with a fluffy egg shell white head. Nice in the mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (679) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Deep reddish copper color. Large rocky beige head. Fruity malt nose gives way to spicy citrus hops. Spicy dry bitter hops upfront. Some tropical fruit malt, but mostly citrus and resiny hops. Nice body and flavor. Drinks smooth and easy. Quite nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (722) - Dover, Delaware, USA - SEP 12, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured in a reddish shade of amber, nice foamy off white head and lacing. Aroma of resin, citrus fruit and some malts. Tasty beer, bitter, hoppy, nice malts in the background. Very enjoyable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bugsizzy (57) - USA - SEP 12, 2014
Loved this beer a couple of years ago. Now, in 2014, not as into it on my second tasting. It tastes to me like a faded IPA with nothing distinctive to replace what's missing. Just a bit muddier from what I remember I guess. But still a solid beer and worth a try. I'll finish the six pack and revise if subsequent tastes change my impression ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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