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SideKick Extra Pale Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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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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Photo of MattyG85
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
Photo of mjw1200
4/5  rDev +2%

mjw1200, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of mjm47
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

mjm47, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of fdig23
4/5  rDev +2%

fdig23, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of JMurphy41
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

JMurphy41, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of bigaltemple
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bright and clear yellow in color. Soapy, two finger head reduces to a ring that leaves some small patches of lacing.

Just a blast of citrus hops. Lemon zest and grapefruit really stand out. A mild sweetness wants to peek out from underneath.

Follows the nose very closely. The citrus bite comes out quickly, but is not overpowering at all. Very light body with medium carbonation.

Great beer for a summer evening, or any summer activity for that matter. Really enjoyed and would recommend.

bigaltemple, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of ryanpj
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

ryanpj, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

megamass, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of KenC
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

KenC, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of karlt
4/5  rDev +2%

karlt, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of jroberts8811
4/5  rDev +2%

jroberts8811, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of krl2112
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

krl2112, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Florida9
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Light yellow in color. Clear. Forms a frothy white head. Good retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Aroma is mostly citrus hops. Lemon and orange with grapefruit to a lesser extent. A bit of tropical fruit in the mix as well. However, I pulling something dirty out of the aroma as well. Can't figure out what it is. Thankfully, it doesn't dominate, but it does distract from the aroma a bit.

T: Taste is light and very quaffable. Very light pale malts. Neither dry nor sweet. Lemon zest, orange, and a touch of passion fruit. Finish is quick.

M: Lighter bodied. Medium carbonation. Low bitterness.

O: A very drinkable, sessionable pale ale. Certainly hop-forward, but there isn't much there to hold them back either.

Florida9, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of garymuchow
3.29/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

garymuchow, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Ncpogs
4/5  rDev +2%

Ncpogs, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of kustard
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

kustard, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of nickapalooza86
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a medium yellow with a finger of head.

Smell is passion fruit, light tropical and citrus, cracker malt

Taste is crisp citrus, cracker malt, light tropical notes, light passion fruit(plums come to mind)

Mouthfeel is crisp , light, slightly dry with average carbonation. Very easy drinking

This is a nice Pale. I would pick it up often for taking to the beach on a hot day if it were available in my area. It would not replace my standards at home, but it has its place and would be a nice change of pace.

nickapalooza86, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of johunnic
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

johunnic, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of jklecko2
4/5  rDev +2%

jklecko2, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of amalahow
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

amalahow, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of AaronBurr
4/5  rDev +2%

AaronBurr, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev +2%

Gonzoillini, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of sludgegnome
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

sludgegnome, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of whatname
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

whatname, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of George2744
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

George2744, Jul 04, 2013
SideKick Extra Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 611 ratings.