Sidecar Orange Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.68/5
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750 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:
We love hops with a bright, citrus-heavy character. We always wondered what it would be like to punch up the citrus while maintaining a crisp hop bite and balance. The result is this new take on the hoppy pale ale brewed with Cascade, Equinox, and Mandarina hops with a hint of orange peel from additions in both the brew kettle and the fermenter that tweak the classic hop profile and add a zesty pop of bright orange flavor.

BITTERING HOPS: Magnum
FINISHING HOPS: Cascade, Equinox, Mandarina
MALTS: Two-row Pale, Honey malt, Munich
OTHER: Orange

35 IBU

Added by gillagorilla on 07-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,199
Reviews:
199
Ratings:
750
pDev:
10.33%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
188
Trade:
0
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Photo of Kdouble
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of cyclonece09
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours semi cloudy orange with a small white head. Smells of stronger citrus hops. Tastes of citrus hops, especially orange, with slight sweet grain. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, an above average beer.

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Photo of KMcGrath
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of orange, citrus hops, pale malt, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of orange, citrus hops, pale malt, hint of piney hops, and slight sweet malt. Overall, good appearance, simple, but refreshing and tasty.

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Photo of Chasecrandell
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WunderLlama
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bottle poured into a pilsener glass

clear amber, slow carbonation, three finger solid froth off white foam cap, good lacings, very good foam retention

aroma of orange rind, orange and more orange

taste of orange with gentle hop nibble

low sudsing, hop nibble lingers with the orange flavor

if you like orange flavored litely hope beer, then try this

Nice beer

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
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3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
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2.68/5  rDev -27.2%
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3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.84/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Sidecar Orange Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 750 ratings