Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA

Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA

Rated 3.623 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Chico, CA, United States

Style:  IPA

6.2% Alcohol by Volume

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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.

ID: 54417 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 10 years ago

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Overall Rank1673
Overall Percentile96.9
Style Rank104 of 5756
Style Percentile98.2
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.747
Weighted Score3.623
Standard Deviation0.300

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KINGER 2328 reviews
rated 3.5 10 years ago

Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

Your typically amazing Sierra Nevada lacing coats the glass as the huge light tan head settles down....all above a chestnut colored body. Resinous hops that provide tropical and citrus fruit accents followed by some spicy pine. Medium firm bitterness, very nice IBU level to allow the imbiber to enjoy a few in a row. Light crackers and biscuits with a hint of caramel. Surprisingly watery with a thin after taste. It's as if the malts vanish before swallowing the beer.......all in all standard tight SN fare.

  • SIGMUND 6886 reviews
    rated 4.0 1 year ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    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!

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.4 5 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A copper color with a white head. Aroma contains some citrus, caramel, and tropical fruit. Flavor is bitter and sour with some lemons, caramel, grapefruit, and mango. A bitter and sour afaftertaste. Overall different but pretty good.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 4.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I love a good red IPA and this one is one of the best I've had. Sierra Nevada does every beer well. This was a really nice hoppy red. I could drink this anytime - great beer. Thanks Stacy!

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Clear ruby, tan lasting lacing foam head. Floral hoppy aroma, nice bitter taste, smooth not overwhelming. OK beer and another nice addition to my collection. (Cleveland 201510)

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Comes out of the tap a dark chestnut-amber with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled buff head. Malty aroma has caramel, fruity and grass hints. Flavor has a malty core with notes of woody hops, hay, cinnamon and caramel plus a hint of cola. Firm, smooth texture is rather fizzy, strong if not bold. You just might flip over this one.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    A deep dark reddish amber colored beer with a big sudsy textured light beige head rising above. There's great hang time on the head. An impressive ringlet and cap are left. Spicy citric and biscuit sweetness all dance perfectly together in a refreshing, effervescent beer

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    The beer pours a nice clear amber with thin white head that is leaving spotty lace. The smell is a nice bouquet of fresh hops that carries subtle pine and citrus. The taste is a well balanced fight between subtle malt and fresh hops which provides a very nice sessionable beer. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a good beer

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours dark copper with a huge fluffy head. Aroma is hoppy. Mouth is smooth yet hoppy. Flavor is sweet and hoppy. I think this is a solid rendition of an IOPA, piney and hoppy and even a smudge oily.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Another solid hoppy offering from Sierra Nevada and a good beer to go with the transition from summer to fall. Citrus, tropical fruit and earthy, piney hops in both aroma and taste but with a strong malt presence that keeps the bitterness down. Great for this time of year but I'm getting antsy for some Celebration.

  • ALEFAN 118 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    OK I don't always agree with IPA's cause well, the piney flavor and scent takes me for a loop? SN does always have a signature base blend, then when it is loaded with more hops it can get over powering and to much. With that said, I do feel that the FLIPSIDE was much more tamer than the TORPEDO. This brew was nice hopped, and more balanced. The roast notes gave way to a nice combo of floral and fruity notes. THE SN base does in my view get in the way when really trying to taste a brew. My favorite was and will always be the Maiboch that SN put out a while ago. I have never seen it again. This brew is a nice seasonal that was justs right given the night and circumstances it drank it in. Its a keeper.

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