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SideKick Extra Pale Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

632 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 22
Gots: 71 | 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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4/5  rDev +2%

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1.75/5  rDev -55.4%

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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%

Segelstrom, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

BeerBucks, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of BeerLover99
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: shiny straw body, finger white head, patchy lacing

S: grapefruit, pineapple, peach

T: tropical fruit, fresh bread malt, pine nice bitter finish

M: med body, mild sticky/oily mouth

O: Fun summer/anytime brew. Will grab a 6 pack for sure.

GOOD STUFF; GIVE IT A GO!

BeerLover99, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

kellertrumpet, Jul 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

tbergsli, Jul 30, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Straw color with a sturdy two finger head that lingers
S - Hops, citrus and grapefruit.
T - Like the scent a very citrus and fruit flavor. Slight malts and not very bitter
M - Medium body and a fair amount of carbination
O - Nicely balanced and easy to drink. Crisp

patpbr, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Vlaminck, Jul 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

KVota, Jul 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

instinct2, Jul 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

GringoKid, Jul 28, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can courtesy of Grfilwett as a great extra in a recent trade. Poured into an Idle Hands tulip.

A - When they say extra pale...they mean extra pale. Pours an almost Bud Light pale golden color in the glass with excellent clarity and capped by a short finger of fluffy white head. Lots of sticky, webby lacing is left on the glass.

S - Hops are very tropical fruity in aroma with a side dose of citrus - pineapple, mango, grapefruit. Really thick in hop aroma. Barely any malt makes it past the hops. Only a light earthy and somewhat dry and biscuit malt peeks thru.

T - Slightly tart, tons of tropical fruit, crisply bitter, earthy. Hops come across as a bit sweaty and dirty.

M - Quite thin in body, almost but not quite watery in feel. Carbonation is medium and quite prickly/tingly.

O - Overall, not a bad pale ale. Lots of tropical hop flavor. Body is bit too thin for my tastes. This would be a great hot weather session beer. It has an overall lightness to it and it goes down super fast and easy. Would be easy to put away a lot of these by the pool.

portia99, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Lionhawk, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Zaphog, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

AlexFields, Jul 25, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Best by date of 10/29/13.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of white head with good retention. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A nice and crisp hop forward aroma with lots of citrus esters. Hoppy upfront with hints of orange peel, grapefruit, lemon zest, passion fruit, tangerine, and pineapple. Also some earthy and herbal hop hints of grass and pine. Soft bready malt backbone with hints of grains, cracker, biscuit, and yeast. Light hints of honey sweetness as well. A solid juicy pale ale aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma leads, a very hop forward and zesty pale ale taste with lots of citrus notes. Big hop presence upfront with zesty citrus notes of orange peel, lemon, passion fruit, grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple. Earthy, herbal, and floral hop notes as well with some grass and pine. Soft pale malt background with notes of grains, crackers, yeast, and biscuit. Subtle honey like sweetness also in the background. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Zesty, juicy, and fairly drying. Very smooth.

Overall: A very good pale ale. Definitely on the hoppy side. Very good citrus taste.

MattyG85, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

mjw1200, Jul 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

mjm47, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

fdig23, Jul 21, 2013
SideKick Extra Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.