Sidecar Orange Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.69/5
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717 Ratings
Sidecar Orange Pale AleSidecar Orange Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer has a pop of bright orange flavor that emphasizes the natural citrus-heavy character of Cascade, Equinox and Mandarina hops. Brewed with orange peel added directly to the kettle, and all the classic hop flavor you'd come to expect from our all-new take on the hop-forward fruit beer.

Added by gillagorilla on 07-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,646
Reviews:
193
Ratings:
717
pDev:
10.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 717 |  Reviews: 193
Photo of darktronica
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A perfectly serviceable but unremarkable citrus-flavored pale ale. The orange flavors from the peel are genuine, and noticeable, but restrained; if I had been told that the beer didn't contain any actual orange, it would be a believable lie.

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Photo of RBuckley73
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SB2017
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark amber, maybe a tiny bit cloudy, very thin head with a long lasting foam and solid bit of lace. Sweet and fruity on the nose, a lot like blue moon. The flavor itself is quite mild, I just get fizz and alcohol more than anything. Lots of orange on the aftertaste. Dry in the mouth, but feels nice. Overall it's easy to drink but doesn't have too much interesting stuff going on.

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Photo of rjd722
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bdiiorio
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chemistdavid
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Was 6.8%. Bottles. Relatively blandly-hopped ipa with very faint citrus but no off flavors. Delicious yet unremarkable.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crob3888
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bushwack
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Smoky54
3.16/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of meatyard
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Really nice beach beer for those that want something a little lighter and fruitier but still offering a good hop bite and malt balance. Wonderful Sierra Nevada hop/malt balance, with a pithy and bright splash of citrus in the backend. The taste is definitely the primary attraction here, as the look, aroma, and mouthfeel are solid but relatively unnoteworthy. But a tasty offering overall.

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Photo of rapayn01
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I found this to have a surprisingly bland taste. It was orange to the nose though, which is why I rated the smell above the taste. Not nearly Sierra Nevada's best work.

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Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Poured out a bright orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of orange peel with a touch of toasted caramel. Zesty orange flavor with sweet caramel and a sharp bitter bite.

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Photo of TerryMills
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

More orange smell than taste , pretty much just get the orange peel bitterness on the flavor..

Very smooth and drinkable ..

Probably wouldnt buy again but it is a solid apa. Worth a try.

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Photo of Vandelay1863
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Hazy amber color with sediments suspended in the body.
Smell: citrusy, hop aroma- inconspicuous
Taste: surprisingly not very citrusy considering the smell and the labeling. Fairly anodyne taste- malty and dry
Feel: medium-bodied with little lingering aftertaste
Overall: drinkable, but not memorable

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Photo of AllHopsMatter
3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spike
2.77/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

355ml bottle.
L: Dark orange colour, lots of suspended yeast, thin smear of head.
S: Faint hops.
T: Dirty citrus, bitter orange peel, more orange pith than orange zest. Dry finish.
F: Light carbonation, slightly watery.
O: Lacked the citrus oils I was expecting. Very dry, slightly medicinal tasting. Did not finish. Poor.

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Photo of dooman
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Demi
2.55/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Velivolus
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jebrew
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Sidecar Orange Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 717 ratings