New Beer Blog Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA


In this fall beer blog, we are going to get into another past fall seasonal from Sierra Nevada Brewery.  It is their Flipside Red IPA.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this West Coast craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this legendary craft brewery.  Let us get into this red IPA.

It has a dark red color with a white constant head. The aroma has a malty to citrus notes. The taste has a citrus to hints of tropical notes. The aftertaste has a bitter tropical finish. It is an extremely drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

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.

Here is a description from their website (

Flipside® Red IPA

A hop-forward fix for the first days of fall.

Just when it feels like the dog days will never end, suddenly, the switch is flipped, the air gets cooler and it’s clear that autumn is on the way. Featuring a ruby-red hue, restrained malt body and abundant tropical fruit and citrus hop flavors from the use of Citra, Simcoe and Centennial hops, Flipside red IPA is the perfect beer for fall.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:


Twitter:  @sierranevada

In the end, I feel the same way on the Flipside Red IPA like I do on their Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale.  I miss this beer.  I am not a huge fan with Lager but I love their Pale Ale that are in their Fall Sampler Pack.  I have to be honest.  I love having this beer and their brown ale in six-pack or twelve-pack.  There is not too many good red IPA’s on the market.  This one is a good one.   There is a nice balance on this beer.  It is a nice drinkable but it can be a sipping beer.  It is perfect beer for a fall days.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill DJ Weiser


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