Sidewinder Southwest Pale Ale by Revolver Brewing Taste Test

Sidewinder Southwest Pale Ale by Revolver Brewing Taste Test

Sidewinder Southwest Pale Ale by Revolver Brewing Taste Test

Sidewinder Southwest Pale Ale by Revolver Brewing Taste Test

This beer has been on my list to try ever since I had the Revolver Bock a little while back.  That was some good beer.

I had read the description of this beer, but I didn’t realize how light this beer was going to be.  They are not kidding.

Here is what Revolver has to say about their Southwest Pale Ale:

“SIDEWINDER
Southwest Pale Ale – ABV: 6.0% IBU: 25
This extremely Pale Ale has a unique blend of regional flavors. It’s brewed with agave nectar, citrus, maize, spices and finished with Citra hops.”

I knew that this was going to be a different take on your average Pale Ale, but I was surprised by how far off the beaten path Revolver went with this beer.

Sidewinder Southwest Pale Ale in Glass

Sidewinder Southwest Pale Ale in Glass

Sidewinder pours really pale and yellow in color.  It almost looks like a light lager.  It has a head of white foam, but it is not overly carbonated.

This beer smells more malty then hoppy to me.  I get a little bit of hops, but the smell is really driven more by the malts on this beer.

I was surprised by how light the aroma is on this beer.  It could be a result of the impression that the Deep Ellum Pale Ale left on me, but they are totally different beers.

There is a lot going on with the flavor of this beer.  At different points I felt like I got a little bit of every flavor that Revolver mentions in their description.

The flavor follows the smell and the overall appearance of the beer.  It’s really light tasting and actually almost sweet because of the agave nectar.

I think that the maize (read: corn) gives Sidewinder an almost Mexican lager type of flavor.  The citrus notes work really well with this aspect of the beer.

I think that I get what Revolver was going after with Sidewinder.  This beer would be absolutely great in the blast furnace type of heat that we get in the summer.  It’s really light and refreshing.

More than anything else though, it’s super unique.  I can’t really think of another beer that I’ve had like this one.

If you are looking for a prototypical pale ale, Sidewinder probably is not your beer.  If it’s hot outside and you are thirsty, you definitely won’t be let down.

 

 

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