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SideKick Extra Pale Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

505 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 505
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 16
Gots: 33 | FT: 3
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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mwbrady12

North Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -55.6%

08-03-2013 01:58:10 | More by mwbrady12
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Kaveman

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

08-26-2013 02:30:46 | More by Kaveman
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beerhawk41

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

08-18-2013 20:40:13 | More by beerhawk41
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KingBiscuit

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

03-30-2013 22:16:51 | More by KingBiscuit
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JVB

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

01-26-2014 20:02:15 | More by JVB
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dunlap926

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

04-26-2014 21:17:58 | More by dunlap926
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J2t645

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.9%

03-01-2014 22:34:17 | More by J2t645
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Azpittil57

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.9%

06-28-2014 01:38:57 | More by Azpittil57
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nh2032

New York

3/5  rDev -23.9%

12-13-2013 11:16:18 | More by nh2032
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sweemzander

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.9%

12-09-2013 22:53:50 | More by sweemzander
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3/5  rDev -23.9%

09-15-2013 23:20:25 | More by HuskyinPDX
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VaporDome

New York

3/5  rDev -23.9%

06-23-2014 23:10:47 | More by VaporDome
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Pestin

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.9%

06-27-2014 20:18:47 | More by Pestin
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jawlessbody

Indiana

3.04/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear, golden yellow topped off by a fluffy white head that was about 4 fingers thick. Very appealing.

Smell: Very citrusy on the nose, but with a grassy tingle from the hops.

Taste: Not the best pale ale I've had, that's for sure. The malts were a bit to front and center for my tastes and very grainy. There was only a slight bitterness on the sides of the tongue from the hops that followed the grassiness of the nose.

Mouthfeel: A bit too fizzy. Kind of tingly and acidic and just a tad dry. Not that great.

Overall: Probably not going to be my go to choice for pale ales. It was just a bit too fizzy and grassy for me. There wasn't the complexity of the citrus that was on the nose, and the malts were just too overpowering.

Serving type: can

05-04-2014 01:20:03 | More by jawlessbody
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This can comes my way courtesy of the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. This beer came gushing out of that can, despite no aggitation, making a little bit of a mess. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell was kind of mild, some hops detected. Taste is mild hops, some bitterness, a little light and bland for the style, not a lot going on. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

Serving type: can

03-09-2014 20:01:18 | More by tone77
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beagle75

Iowa

3.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a nonic glass.

A: Slightly hazy, pale golden color with over one finger of white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Husky crystal malt seems underattenuated, while hops qualities are bright and enriched with assertive but simplistic grapefruit peel.

T: Begins barely off-dry, with bright but pithy lemon and grapefruit peel. American ale yeast is clean but still poses a presence into the middle where malt becomes soft and too refined, like powdered sugar aggressively cut with cornstarch. The finish is mildly bitter, with a green herbaceous influence.

M: Thin viscosity, wet and slightly resinous on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: More of an aggressively-hopped blond ale than a pale ale, this beer does not truly botch the application of Galaxy hops (as such a large proportion of commercial beers seem to) although it's use of them is not without reservations. Malt seems to get in the way of the hops, seeming too chewy and at times underattenuated for the appearance. It is a wholehearted improvement over the last canned beer this reviewer encountered from Two Brothers--Outlaw--but it still isn't their best work.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 02:30:53 | More by beagle75
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The_Craft_Deviant_Rob

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

06-16-2014 00:30:58 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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krl2112

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

07-14-2013 21:29:56 | More by krl2112
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

12-26-2013 02:27:31 | More by nmann08
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

04-18-2013 01:29:03 | More by TastyIsBeer
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GringoKid

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

07-27-2013 23:36:04 | More by GringoKid
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Notacraftdrinker

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

05-22-2014 04:06:08 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

12-02-2013 01:15:24 | More by vinny21bal
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.29/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Swirl by 10/30/13" So plenty fresh
Nice and pleasant soft malt aroma with sweet fruitiness but also a doughy malt character.
Extra pale certainly describes the appearance with a Am lager look in body and the very white head. Mostly clear.
Stream of hops start to finish with hop flavor immediately that swells some in the middle as the bitterness kicks in and lingers through a moderate lengthed finish. Hops does push t o excess with a off-putting hop oil taste-seems to not let up either. Pale malt with little specialty grain flavor to pick up.
Light body, but not too thin. At a drinkable level and refreshing.
Certainly a summer feel to this beer. Soft, light and drinkable. I'd like more of the good hop flavors and less of the distasteful.
This is fine, but this brewery has done better.

Serving type: can

07-13-2013 20:07:32 | More by garymuchow
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pale, of course, brass and hay color. Great thick, craggy head that leaves a thick layer of foam on top and on the glass. Tiny, sluggish bubbles slowly make there way to the top of the brew.

There's a mix of tropical fruits and citrus in the aroma. Maybe some pilsner malts and crackers underneath the astringent smelling hops.

Citric, passion fruit hop bitterness from the start. The malts add a small, crackery sweetness to the middle. The finish is an oddly tinny bitterness. The resiny citric palate and bitterness lingers long after each sip.

Bitter from start to finish. Not a bad beer by any means, just not sessionable one for me.

Serving type: can

04-13-2013 10:29:20 | More by scruffwhor
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SideKick Extra Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.