Friday, April 20, 2018

Sidecar Orange IPA

Sierra Nevada Brewing (Chico, CA)
"We pushed the complex and citrus-heavy flavors of hops to a new level with this orange-infused IPA. Combining bright and bold hops with real orange in the fermenter creates layers of citrus-crazy flavors, yet it maintains a balance and a crisp hop bite that make it the perfect aromatic IPA."

Replacing Sidecar Pale Ale is the brand new Sidecar Orange IPA. They turned up the ABV and IBU's (was 5.3 and 35).
Still very tasty. More bitter than the pale, resinous. The orange flavor is very subtle. I see this as a great BBQ beer as it would pair well with so many foods and is still, for me, a "summer beer".

ABV 6.8%,IBU 45
Hops: Magnum, Crystal, Simcoe
Malt: Two-Row Pale, Carmel, Acidulated
Yeast: Ale Yeast
Orange Peel