Friday, January 13, 2017

Sierra Nevada Sidecar Orange Pale Ale

Sierra Nevada Sidecar Orange Pale Ale. 5.3% ABV. 35 IBU.

Clear, bright orange coloring, lush ivory head atop.

In the nose: Big citrus out of the gate. Citrus hop notes complement the orange peel.

In the mouth: Bright, bold, lively. Citrus flavors dominate. Crisp, fresh and refreshing. Medium bodied, lightish malt, Plenty of orange flavor coming through, without being over-bearing, cloyingly sweet or otherwise unbearable.

Good pale ale and you can drink it. Nice one, SNBC. I could drink a few of these.

Here's some gobbledygook from the source: 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.

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