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SideKick Extra Pale Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

611 Ratings
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Ratings: 611
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 21
Gots: 66 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MCain04 on 03-15-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

crob3888, Monday at 02:05 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

120z bottle reading best by 8/4/14 poured into glass

A: Poor results in two fingers thick bright white head. Head somehow looks bubbly and light yet creamy. The brew itself looks like apple juice with a slight haze. An attractive beer.

S. Smells like fresh ripe pineapple and other citrus a little bit of fresh hoppy. Great smells just not mind blowingly powerful.

T. Same as nose. Strangle almost no bitterness but this seems to work

M. just a notch under medium body, medium amount of carbonation, works very well with everything else the beer has going on.

O. An awesome session beer. All the great flavors in an easy drinking package. A great beer that doesn't have to be extremely in your face to be great. This mofo can be my side kick any night..... way underrated IMO.

Josh012012, Saturday at 04:33 AM
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3.6/5  rDev -8.2%

EyePeeAyBryan, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.52/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

Oops, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

"This golden colored ale is loaded with juicy citrus and passion grit hop aroma yet balanced with malt and hop character. A true companion." Brewed in the style of an American Pale Ale. Available in 12 oz. bottled 6 packs and on draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 50º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) SideKick pours a frothy foam head of a pale cream white color over a moderately hazy golden yellow body with moderate relaxed carbonation. Retention is good and lacing is light and stringy. 4

(Smell) The aroma is fairly simple, with light grapefruit, fruity and tropical hop aromas accompanying a simple, clean and lightly sweet pale malt body. Potency is modest. 3.5

(Taste) Very clean, light pale malt with little sweetness alongside a faint grapefruit, lemony and grassy hop bouquet. The flavor is nearly as simple as the aroma, although the balance and presentation of a light hop bitterness does a solid job at rounding out the subtle sweetness of this beer, resulting in a very high drinkability. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) The texture is soft, mildly slick and somewhat oily with a soft, fuzzy carbonation that generates a frothy, smooth mouthfeel. The body is shy of medium for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is nearly equal bitterness to sweetness. The alcohol presence is very low to none and off characters are indiscernible. 4.25

(Overall) Another solid beer by Two Brothers, SideKick keeps the style simple but comes through very well in the balance of flavor, the texture and the subtlety of flavor, which never approaches watery or thin despite its lightness. It's a fine choice for a highly drinkable Pale Ale and I could certainly recommend this to somebody who is interested in quaffable yet appreciable ales. 3.75

Two Brothers Brewing Company's
SideKick Extra Pale Ale
3.76/5.00

Jadjunk, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.92/5  rDev 0%

AMCimpi, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Eaglefan344, Sep 28, 2014
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SideKick Extra Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 611 ratings.