Sidecar Orange Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.68/5
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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:
#34,542
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
736
pDev:
10.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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8
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Photo of isaac_barrow
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of S_McAteer_95
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jodio
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of thingsBEER
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer21
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bundy462
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Segelstrom
2.68/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of foundersasap
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dbrown456
4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samEBC
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TossKing7
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npdevil27
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MamashieldsMeow
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is ok. I smell the orange and it has nice bubbles and feel. It doesn’t have a big orange flavor. As it warms up slightly, I don’t care for the taste.

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Photo of Botulizard
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vikinggary28
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber orange colour with a thin tan head and slight lacing. Definitely smells of orange peel with mild hops. Taste does not have the same strong orange presence that the aroma does but it is still detectable. Really nothing special here but still a nice summertime APA. Prost!

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3.24/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of darktronica
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
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 +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SB2017
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
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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3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bdiiorio
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
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: 3.68 out of 5 with 736 ratings