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SideKick Extra Pale Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

651 Ratings
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Ratings: 651
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 24
Gots: 78 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If I recall my previous Two Brothers reviews correctly they ran hot and cold. This one is hot. As soon as you pour you can see and smell a high quality brew. The lace in my glass is amazing and a nice natural looking fizz just keeps coming.

The taste is wonderful. It's a perfect pale balance with the American emphasis on making all the aspects a little heavier than traditional pales. It's nice, and not necessarily on the American side of pales - it is not over the top.

The aftertaste is overriding the bbq chips I was munching nicely. Something is being a little disagreeable, but I think the ale is helping.

I wish I had a bunch more of these. I may have underrated it on taste - it's that good. I will definitely seek this out again and buy more. A GREAT canned brew.

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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.

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SideKick Extra Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 651 ratings.