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Offline GS

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Sierra Nevada Sidecar
« on: January 11, 2017, 12:56:28 AM »
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is one of my favorite beers (I created a pretty decent clone), so I was really interested to try their Sidecar Pale Ale, an IPA with a touch of orange.

There is a slight orange aroma. Maybe it's just me, but I can't taste any orange at all.

That being said, it is an easy drinking beer.

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Re: Sierra Nevada Sidecar
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 05:21:30 AM »
I just had a pint and I must say I enjoyed it! Not overly citrus-y, but it was there. Almost like a hoppy shock top, but way better.


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Re: Sierra Nevada Sidecar
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 09:16:11 AM »
I agree, the orange aroma is very subtle, but enjoyable. Comes out a bit more as it warms.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Sidecar
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2017, 03:53:22 PM »
I just had a pint and I must say I enjoyed it! Not overly citrus-y, but it was there. Almost like a hoppy shock top, but way better.

Not a ringing endorsement.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Sidecar
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2017, 04:36:12 PM »
I had this last night at a restaurant for the first time and really enjoyed it. I agree that the orange character is very subtle. I really liked the hop character and it was nice to have a pale that doesn't have to push the hops over the edge. It looks like Cascade, Mandarina, and Equinox work really well together when used appropriately...

Interesting that "Ekuanot" is still being called Equinox
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Re: Sierra Nevada Sidecar
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2017, 07:37:21 PM »
look forward to trying this.  did try the new Tropical Torpedo and thought it was excellent - top 10 IPA for me - very easy drinking, up there with Blind Pig for me.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Sidecar
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2017, 10:35:57 PM »
Good to know it's well received. I was scared of the orange flavor and have passed on it at the store a couple times.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Sidecar
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2017, 12:21:52 AM »
did try the new Tropical Torpedo and thought it was excellent - top 10 IPA for me - very easy drinking, up there with Blind Pig for me.


Damn, I started to buy it yesterday and ended up buying something I didn't care for much. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Sidecar
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2017, 11:51:56 PM »
did try the new Tropical Torpedo and thought it was excellent - top 10 IPA for me - very easy drinking, up there with Blind Pig for me.



Damn Paul, you weren't kidding. Picked some up on the way home - bottled just over a month ago. I expected it to be really good with your endorsement, but it's just outstanding. Pale, dry, fantastic Tropical hop character. The dry finish is perfect with the tropical hop character. That's the kind of IPA I shoot for when I brew. I agree, it's a top 10 IPA. Mediocre breweries, please try this.
 
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