SideKick Extra Pale Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
SideKick Extra Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.