chinchill (5023) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2016
12 oz bottle from the shop at the NC brewery; served in a lager glass.
Pours with a clear brown-amber body and a very large, durable, frothy, off-white head. No sediment.
This may say "amber ale" and have a corresponding appearance, but the hop dominated aroma suggests an APA or IPA. While the flavor has a higher malt/hop balance, it is still not what is expected in a typical "amber ale". Mildly bitter with a near medium body and lively carbonation.
Overall: comes across as an English/American Red Pale Ale. jhliesen (832) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle--Wow, not really sure what to make of the aroma, it isn’t bad, but it doesn’t smell like a beer, more like mud. A rating of 4 might be generous. It has an amber to orange coloring with a small head. Sweet malt starts the taste and finish with a touch of hops. The finish is a bit metallic. Sierra Nevada, NC, 3.00 monk191 (1978) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2015
A decent Amber, more of a cross between a pale ale and a farmhouse. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a white head. Smells a bit of tropical fruit, peaches and pine. Taste is crisp, piney and earthy with some citrus and peach. Slightly hoppy finish. Had on tap in Chico. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
draft at Sierra Nevada Tap Room, Chico CA. amber pour, medium to fuller bodied. caramel/toffee malts, malt forward, mild to medium bitterness. easy drinking amber DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2015
[2/14/15] Draught at Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room in Berkeley. Clear deep golden. Aroma of malt, mild hops and a grainy note. Sweetish malty flavor with mild floral hops and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.
slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"a surprisingly hoppy aroma gives way to a more traditional english style nutty flavor, with some caramel for good measure. a nicely balanced and tasty session brew." fonefan (49369) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.
[ As Sierra Nevada SideCar ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt, fruity, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a dark golden color with an off white head. The aroma is dry and grainy malt. The flavor is dry with a non-descript toasty malt character. Clean, lightly bitter finish... I’m kind of at a loss for describing this one. Pretty boring, kind of like Fat Tire. Not bad though. DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Sampler at the brewpub in Chico. Light aroma of caramel. Tastes of caramel and light fruits. Decent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2013
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2013. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor with weak hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish.