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SideKick Extra Pale Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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SideKick Extra Pale AleSideKick Extra Pale Ale

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584 Ratings
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Ratings: 584
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 20
Gots: 61 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -55.4%

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2/5  rDev -49%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

Kaveman, Aug 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Couldn't avoid a fairly strong metallic aftertaste at the end of every sip; will try and review again in the future with a different batch.
(On 9/19/14 - EST 12/21/14 bottle.)

Oops, Yesterday at 01:55 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

beerhawk41, Aug 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

katejdempster, Aug 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

J2t645, Mar 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Azpittil57, Jun 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

nh2032, Dec 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

sweemzander, Dec 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

HuskyinPDX, Sep 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Pestin, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

JPrice0212, Sep 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

gman1974, Sep 07, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -22.4%
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.

jawlessbody, May 04, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -18.9%
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.

tone77, Mar 09, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -18.4%
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.

beagle75, Aug 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

The_Craft_Deviant_Rob, Jun 16, 2014
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SideKick Extra Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 584 ratings.