Sidecar Orange Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.69/5
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727 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:
#33,106
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
727
pDev:
10.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 727 |  Reviews: 195
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

Photo of RMW66
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
2.96/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Fading2black
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

What was notable to me about this beer was a complete lack of orange flavor. It smelled very mildly of orange, but I detected none in the taste. The taste was OK but very simple, and nothing noteworthy to write about. It finishes slightly bitter and then disappears with no aftertaste. Overall, Meh. No reason for me to buy this beer again.

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Photo of probert
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TBDave
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a perfect beer to be drinking on a hot summer day in South Florida. It has a nice orange citrusy flavor and it goes down really mellow. I’ll buy it again.

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Photo of tone77
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, light oranges, not much else. Taste is oranges, zesty, some malts, mild bitterness, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied and overall this is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of battlecryawesome
4.93/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rebrown221
2.79/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FLima
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber color with a thick two finger head with good retention.
Mild aroma with notes of orange peel, cream and a bit of pine.
Flavor with notes of orange and grapefruit citrusy, pine, a bit of mango, tea leaves, lychees and mandarin. Dry and bitter aftertaste, though rather friendly.
Light bordering medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Pleasant APA with citrusy notes and some extra green and tropical flavors that matched well the overall recipe. Good hop profile; orange was not too prominent, therefore maintaining APA characteristics.

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Photo of elNopalero
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours like a SNPA, with maybe a little more foam. The aroma is surprisingly muted, without an expected citrusy hop character. Taste has a prominent orange character, with peel and pith. Chalky aftertaste sticks the landing with a somewhat medicinal finish.

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

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

Photo of Hops-Aholic
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Sidecar Orange Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 727 ratings