Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA

Fri, 09/27/2013 - 9:20am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA

6 pk. NR for only $9.97


Flipside Red IPA is a new one from Sierra Nevada.  It is labeled as a red IPA at 6.2% abv.  I am very excited to try it because of the blend of hops is citra, simcoe, and centennial.


Appearance – This IPA pours a dark, copper brown color with a thin white head.  It has a decent amount of carbonation.

Smell – Flipside Red IPA smells hoppy with a malty sweetness in the middle.

Taste – The taste of Flipside is interesting.  It begins with some big, bold hop at the beginning.  First, I taste citric which transitions to a slightly tropical taste.  Then, you taste the malt which doesn’t take away from the hops at all.  It finishes hoppy and super- flavorful with notes of citric at the end.

Mouth-feel – The mouth feel on this IPA is nice.  It has enough carbonation to make it a crisp, refreshing beer.  It drinks nice & easy.

Overall – I think that Flipside Red IPA might be my favorite seasonal offered by Sierra Nevada.  I was worried that it was going to be too malty, but it doesn’t overwhelm the hops.  This IPA has tons of flavor with the blend of citra, simcoe, and centennial hops.  This beer shocked me!  I will highly recommend this one to anyone looking for something hoppy & loads of citric.



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