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Sidewinder | Revolver Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolver Brewing
Texas, United States
revolverbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Michaeldmanley on 09-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,889
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
97
pDev:
10.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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Photo of LXIXME
3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bartpatton
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mjurney
3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance:
Golden, cloudy. Moderate carbonation rising. Small white head.

Aroma:
Fruity, berry, slight bubblegum, sweet pale malt.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Hop bitterness is moderate, mostly fruity, berry and herbal. Solid malt background, sweet bread, biscuity. Yeasty character, bubblegum. Finish is slight bitterness, crisp. Medium-light bodied, well carbonated, smooth.

Overall:
It doesn't taste like a typical American Pale Ale, it has a slight Hefeweizen character to it.

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Photo of MaddoJay
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ferz
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

What can I say, it's a very interesting Pale Ale. Certainly it doesn't feel like a traditional PA. But because the bottle explicitly states Southwestern Pale Ale, I think it's a good addition.

It's a big on a sweeter side, not too hoppy. Although I've had people tell me otherwise. It's a bit harder to drink when it's warmer, it just has too much going on. I don't want to say that it feels thick but I could easily put it in a random 'American Ale' category because it's just so different. But when it's ice cold it goes down much smoother and has citrus finish. Like anything else from Revolver, I find it hard to drink many of their brews. I mean it does go down easy when it's chilled nicely but it's not a 6-pack killer, plus it has a kick at 6-7% I wouldn't consider it a good summer beer.

But overall, it's a very interesting brew. Out of all Revolver offerings I prefer Sidewinder if I have it. Would I buy it at current price point they have at HEB? I am not sure. Would I turn it down as free brew? No, I'd drink it happily.

This beer is so unique and different from other Pale Ales that you just have to give it a try.

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Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good original ingredients. Need to visit this place.

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Photo of Brucebeernut
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JonnyCastle
3.24/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BryantForestry
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rpm0003
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dface
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luckydog91
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TH28
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft. Hazy golden with minimal white head. Aroma is very subdued, with just a touch of citrusy hop. Taste is a bready maltiness with a strong tropical fruit flavor of mango and pineapple, and a strong bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with a moderate carbonation. Finishes with a long lasting bitterness that still leaves some mango flavors on the tongue. Overall a really solid pale ale that showcases the tropical fruit character of the hops

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardTarget
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy yellow glass feeds a bright white head with constant carbonation streams.

Smell: Fresh hops, citric and earthy with some light malt sweetness coming through. A hint of metallic.

Taste: Bready base mixes yeast and malt with a peppery hop bite. There's a little vegetable in the hop note but manages to come across as hop leaf green that works. Fairly balanced with a clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Little prickly carbonation makes the medium body a little sudsy. Clean slowly drying finish encourages the next sip.

Overall: Not bad. Full of flavor for a middleweight, light enough to refresh and heavy enough to satisfy. Hits a hard mark, worth a try!

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Photo of kkarimi
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a local inexpensive beer that I've had many times including last night.

(L) It has a cloudy golden hue with a robust white head.

(A) It has a modest but nice sweet and citrusy aroma.

(T) It has a taste of agave, citrus, wheat, corn, and a little bit of spices towards the end.

(F) It is light and crisp.

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Photo of aufie
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of needMIbeer
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeschaefer
2.87/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Premo88
4.16/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into tight nonic
(2/9/16 bottled-on date)

L: pale yellow, almost no amber in it, 90% clear with just a hint of mistiness; pushes up a super-sticky 1-inch tall head of white/offwhite foam off a hard pour, and it's keeping a thick collar and almost full skin; not much lacing after the big stick off the head, and the collar is disassembling with the skin almost all gone about 1/3 in; that 10% mistiness is clearing up and letting you see a tidy bit of activity mainly in the center of the column, nothing major, but a steady steam of 10 to 30 or so bubbles rising gently

S: onions, grain, grass, lemons, limes ... pico de gallo ... grapefruit ... it's powerful with plenty going on ... as it warms, a hint of sweetness peeks in but not much

T: all of the nose with a huge earthy/cantaloupe note midswallow that knocks down all the sweetness; boy, what a quaff -- it starts off wanting to be very sweet, something citrusy (orange? sweet grapefruit?) with a lot of sugar in it, then wham! the agave or hops or something kicks all the sweetness to the side and lets a mellow earthy flavor take over; grain aftertaste

F: ale all the way ... while there's plenty of carbonation, it's weighty and soft, almost stout-like slick; the carbonation helps keep it from being overly thick; ton of body

O: what a brew! the agave and spices seems to add a nice earthy backbone with a lot of flavors dancing around nicely, some citrus/grapefruit, some grass, a little grain and nothing out of proportion; the nose is a Citra-hop festival full of onion/green onion/grapefruit aromas; if the born-date is correct, this brew isn't a week old, and the nose alone suggests it *is* correct -- there's no malt takeover whatsoever here, no caramel/mango sweetness, no creamed corn meltdown, nothing in the way of the hops; yet a little pinch of malt sweetness peeks in as it warms, giving it a super-smooth finish. great beer and great example of how a brewer can get some great hop presence in the bottle without pushing the bitterness envelope. Revolver makes good stuff!

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Photo of kristyn14
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Sidewinder from Revolver Brewing
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 97 ratings
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