Sidecar Orange Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sidecar Orange Pale AleSidecar Orange Pale Ale
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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #1,092
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,323
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 10.33%
Reviews:
200
Ratings:
567
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 03, 2021
Added:
Jul 18, 2014
Wants:
  12
Gots:
  192
SCORE
83
Good
Sidecar Orange Pale AleSidecar Orange Pale Ale
Notes: 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
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Rated: 3.29 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.41 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Dec 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by BrinkingDeer from California

Jun 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.98 by moltch from Massachusetts

Jun 01, 2020
 
Rated: 2.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.64 by Van_boi from New Hampshire

Oct 02, 2019
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Rated by SmokySignals from North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Too much orange to take seriously
Sep 26, 2019
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Reviewed by spectru from Florida

3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Clear amber, white head, dissipates to a bubbly film, lacy; Not much smell, no hint of orange; Mild flavor, still no orange, not bitter, not sweet; good mouthfeel, good carbonation; Not bad, a pleasant beer.

My bottle has a different label from the one shown here on BA and, it says Orange IPA instead of Orange Pale Ale
Sep 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dduquette from Maryland

Jul 11, 2019
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Rated by Sgt_1991 from Georgia

3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Just an orange apa not much else too it. Smells better than it tastes. Not very filling though. Definitely have had much worse
Jun 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by kdivers from New Hampshire

Apr 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by DOCRW from Washington

Apr 09, 2019
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Rated by rpspencer1 from Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoyable and refreshing. Very nice taste
Apr 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by Heftklammer from Massachusetts

Mar 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.78 by bluehende from Delaware

Jan 31, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.38 by Mdorn from South Carolina

Jan 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.6 by Kdouble from Tennessee

Dec 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Dec 15, 2018
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

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.
Dec 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.71 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

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.
Nov 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.54 by Chasecrandell from New York

Oct 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Sep 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.51 by Sellen from Connecticut

Sep 09, 2018
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

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
Sep 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Sep 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.44 by Bluesfolk19 from Massachusetts

Aug 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.58 by CobraDC23 from Florida

Aug 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by ClintGoodman from Iowa

Aug 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by isaac_barrow from Indiana

Jul 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by Aewachiw from Maryland

Jul 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.57 by YonDeLuis from Texas

Jul 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.65 by S_McAteer_95 from Ireland

Jul 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.76 by Jodio from Texas

Jul 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.28 by thingsBEER from Michigan

Jun 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by Beer21 from Florida

Jun 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by bundy462 from Texas

Jun 24, 2018
Sidecar Orange Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 767 ratings