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RATINGS: 568   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gringo332 (539) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2013
red body with pillowy white head. Very strong aroma of pine, fresh cut flowers, herbs, menthol and malty backbone. Taste is slightly bitter, more pine, herbs, spice, dark bread.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1293) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2014
2014 fresh bottle into a goblet. Super deep, dark ruddy pour. Bit of off white head. Aroma is sugar, caramel, grass. Taste is bitter up front, caramel, sugar, roasted nuts...Not great, nothing special....but easy drinking. Just a hopped up amber ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JamesMichael (6) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Recent tasting of the SN Oktoberfest and Tumbler Brown kind of ruined this one for me. A decent take on a fall IPA I guess, but I’ve had better. Impressive, lasting fluffy off-white head. Lots of peppery notes coming through for me. Very bitter hops finish. Nice body and lovely almost opaque reddish brown color. Typical SN quality, so definitely better than most, but I definitely prefer their Ruthless Rye and Torpedo IPAs.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s Chapel Hill. Pours a rich mahogany, slightly hazy, with a one inch frothy manila head. Nose is strong tropical fruits (passionfruit) and flavor is moderately sweet up front with a sharply bitter finish. Moderate to strong carbonation and slightly sticky body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1045) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle, as pictured. i didn’t really take too many notes when I had it. Poured a deep reddish color, somewhat hoppy but nothing crazy. Nice beer as always from Sierra Nevada.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
badhack (314) - 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 (777) - 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 (1520) - 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 (676) - 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 (6680) - 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 (2024) - 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.


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