Sidecar Orange Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.7/5
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688 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:
#30,039
Reviews:
184
Ratings:
688
pDev:
10.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 688 |  Reviews: 184
Photo of jkblr
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottled 7/27/17 poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 5.3% ABV. The beer pours a little hazy and yellow orange in colord with sticky off white head. Retention and lacing are above average. The aroma is caramel malt first with a little citrus. The taste is caramel first with the citrus coming in later to transition into a nice finishing bitterness. More citrus peel than fruit. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, well carbonated and little grainy and dry. Overall, good. I prefer this to SNPA only as it's more balanced to me. The fruit addition is unneeded in my opinion.

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Photo of braskey
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SFNC
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange gold with a small white head. Smells of oranges, hops, and malts. Tastes of orange zest, slightly bitter hops, sweet caramel malt, and other citrus. Medium in both body and carbonation. Overall it's an average APA.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very easy refreshing beer. Happiness and citrus are subtle but still full of flavor. Give it a try.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.59/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker glass.

Look: Very clear orangish-golden body with an almost white head that leaves sticky lacing and a light film after recession.

Aroma: Almost reminds me of orange cream but it's mostly subtle orange peel and citra hops.

Taste: Delightfully hoppy and citrusy without being bitter. Orange peel and orange zest are everywhere. Actually, the finish is slightly bitter but hardly noticeable with all of the fruity orange flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, very smooth.

Overall: Pretty much, yeah. Easy drinking deck beer as advertised.

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Photo of lic217
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fjdelvalle
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sunsjammer
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on tap at Peoria BJ's

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Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveCash
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bnes09
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bear1964
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbehlar
3.04/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of janubio
2.4/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Hazy golden colour, small head with short retention. Good lace.
Aroma is just like a dishwasher, some oranges and pine.
Full body, creamy texture, fizzy carbonation.
Taste of oranges and fruits. Not something I'm going to drink again.

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

"Pkg date of 06/28/17." But once I smelled and tasted this I figured the rest was worthy to discuss here.
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a slight bronzed copper transparent color with a two finger white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Some soapy lace ran around the glass fairly nice.
The aroma had some sweet orange peel, slight amount of pulp with a little bit of zesty rind bitterness. Slight grassy bitter ends ran here and there.
The flavor was moderately zesty with a substantial sweet to bitter balance rounding out the orange pulp and grassy sweet to bitter hop ends. Zesty pulls of the hops play with some orange pulp and rind in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Light dryness on the back of my tongue, but still a nice mobility for the most part. Slight sticky sort of finish.
Overall, I was expecting this to be awful and actually was proved wrong and with the fact that I'm only having it now, well, hey look at that, I'd have again, preferably fresher.

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Sidecar Orange Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 688 ratings