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SideKick Extra Pale Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

574 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 574
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%
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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Photo of justintcoons
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%

12oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Straw with a short white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity with low-moderate carbonation.

Nose
Honey, honeydew, pink grapefruit and tangerine.

Taste
Honey, honeydew melon and pink grapefruit. Hints of tangerine pine and grassy florals.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp and clean.

Overall
Lots of pink grapefruit and grassy florals with a honey-sweet balance. Extremely quaffable and refreshing.

justintcoons, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of kal4478
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

kal4478, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of kodt
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

kodt, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Whiskeydeez, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of Kempski
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Kempski, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

djrn2, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of elec
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

elec, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of Dreamer
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Dreamer, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of Fcolle2
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours pale golden in color with a 1 finger white foamy head.

Nose is really great, lots of passion fruit with hints of citrus and a hay like backbone. Hops give this a great fruity character, I'm guessing New Zealand hops from the tropical scents coming off this brew.

Taste has great hop qualities. Straw like grain malts lead into some bitterness that is not overdone. Tropical fruits present on the exhale and persist into the aftertaste.

Lots of carbonation evens out the oily body and keeps this brew soft and refreshing. I drank one slightly warm last night and carbonation was much more mellow however I like the high carbonation.

Overall this is a great summer beer. Love the tropical fruits in the nose and exhale, perfect for summer.

Fcolle2, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.93/5  rDev 0%

This is pretty tasty for an apa. Very bright. Very citrus-forward. Tweaks in the mouth, on the flavor. Feel is good, though the bubbles are nibbling a bit much on my tongue. Nice to be able to try this one. It would appeal to the hopheads, I am sure.

RblWthACoz, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of donovado
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

donovado, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%

Not too overly impressed with this offering and website doesn't help, but really doesn't seem like a pale ale. Looks too light like in a golden light the head is light and fizzy. I'm thinking blonde. Wish the webside gave some idea about what extra means.
Aroma is the best thing about this beer and there is barely any to begin with. A very faint aroma of earthy and floral hops.
Taste is light and refreshing but also lacks in flavor and body. There barely is any malts and hops. Hops are lean but fresh malts balance well. Finishes course on the palate and ends fry and bitter.
If there was some other beer in the cooler I would consider them before sidekick XPA

micromaniac129, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

outoffocus, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +1.8%

JeffTheJuice, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Chrixsus
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Chrixsus, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +1.8%

smartassboiler, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of ajanesz
4/5  rDev +1.8%

ajanesz, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of djre4orm
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of EROCK75
4/5  rDev +1.8%

EROCK75, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of TheSSG
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours a soap, resiny white head that laces nicely up my glass. Nice notes of grapefruit hoppiness, with a floral characteristic, too. Clear, golden hue. Starts bitter with notes of pine and grapefruit. Transitions into a nice malty body, which blends well in the finish to make a pleasant hoppy biscuit flavor.

Overall, this is very, very good. It's hoppy, pleasantly bitter, and masterfully balanced with malt.
The ultimate Session Pale Ale. It has quickly become my primary session brew.

TheSSG, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of BeerGreg
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

BeerGreg, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4/5  rDev +1.8%

StoutItOutLoud, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Hallertau
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Hallertau, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of thecrowing
4/5  rDev +1.8%

thecrowing, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Troville1990
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Troville1990, Jun 07, 2013
SideKick Extra Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.