Sidecar Orange Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.68/5
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735 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:
#34,502
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
735
pDev:
10.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 735 |  Reviews: 195
Photo of battlecryawesome
4.93/5  rDev +34%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rebrown221
2.79/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FLima
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
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%
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 +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Hops-Aholic
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Aj21
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dkoehler42
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer pours a hazy orange color I expected indicative of a wheat beer, with a basic white head. The taste is of the orange flavor with appropriate hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is pleasant. This is an okay beer, I'd try it again.

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

Clear golden orange color with off-white head. Aroma has grainy malt and some fruity citrus notes. Taste starts with orange soda flavor, continues with bitter orange rind and finishes with a medium resiny hop bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. A really decent citrusy pale ale.

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Photo of brewnme
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jjmj51
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of GlennWB
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cgrunin
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beer mostly smells like hops, but not strong. Taste is a perfect blend of orange peel and citrus hops-- each blending together perfectly and finishing clean. Slight bitter aftertaste but light feel overall with average carbonation. Overall beer is refreshing.

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Photo of StormWilliamPriester95
2/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of peachy-tay
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcthfg
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OntheLambic
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of earthtravel
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sidecar Orange Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 735 ratings