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SideKick Extra Pale Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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SideKick Extra Pale AleSideKick Extra Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

546 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 546
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 19
Gots: 49 | 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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AdieKlug

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-06-2013 03:00:14 | More by AdieKlug
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-03-2013 12:37:45 | More by twenty5
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lucasj82

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-03-2013 02:00:20 | More by lucasj82
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jgarvis

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-01-2013 18:39:08 | More by jgarvis
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askham

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-01-2013 17:39:05 | More by askham
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powz87

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-01-2013 12:54:49 | More by powz87
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LSMroz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-29-2013 21:55:56 | More by LSMroz
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-28-2013 02:26:31 | More by PHBoiler
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-27-2013 02:57:24 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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tgeorgf

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-27-2013 01:58:51 | More by tgeorgf
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-26-2013 20:40:08 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-25-2013 20:31:15 | More by MinorThreat
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +26.9%

05-25-2013 02:06:58 | More by Phillyz
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ackeeper

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-21-2013 01:22:41 | More by ackeeper
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strohme2

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-20-2013 21:55:15 | More by strohme2
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Highstplz

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-20-2013 01:11:53 | More by Highstplz
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%

Bottom of the can says Swirl By: 9/16/13.

Appearance: Super clear almost neon yellow color that poured a two finger off-white head that has since dissipated leaving lacing.

Aroma: The somewhat bready malt that you expect from the style along with citrus and pineapple from the hops.

Taste: Starts sort of bland upon the first sip because the malt is heavily outweighed by the hops, which don't show up until later. However, once the hop bitterness gets you after the first sip, the rest of the experience is more full flavored. An interesting and light mix of peppery pine and pineapple hop character. The hops mask the malt so well that you really don't taste its presence except for a touch of biscuit in the aftertaste. This lends a sort of Session IPA feel to the beer and brings in to question its true style. At 5.1% ABV and around 40 IBUs it is nearly refreshing at times.

Mouthfeel: Definitely thin in body but not terribly watery. A tad high on the carbonation but easily drinkable.

Final Thoughts: APA, EPA or Session IPA? A question that probably doesn't need answering since either way the flavor is what counts. SideKick is a good beer with a bit of a west coast flair. Nothing mind-blowing but still memorable in its own right. Would I drink it again? Sure.

05-19-2013 22:50:07 | More by JamesMN
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jkrich

Indiana

3.86/5  rDev -2%

The most refreshing ale I have tried this spring: clear and bright golden hue with a quickly receding, foamy white head. The bottom the can has a "swirl by" date stamped. The can states this is an extra pale ale and that is quite true; the ale has yellow highlights similar to a lager.
The aroma, however, will disabuse one of thinking this is a lager. Strong, bittersweet tropical fruit explodes from the can. A slight resinous flavor wafts from the glass after the pour.
The flavor is quite living with a solid citrusy flavor that lingers on the palate. There is also a soft, malty sweetness that tempers the bitterness. While not hugely complex, this ale is extremely quaffable and thirst quenching.
The only criticism I have is the mouth feel. While the ale has a very light body that is appropriate for the style, it is also a little too watery and thin. The other fine qualities of this ale more than makeup for this flaw.
This is an ideal, flavorful ale to keep on hand for the summer. I am very pleased that Two Brothers is available in southern Indiana.

05-18-2013 23:09:06 | More by jkrich
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bcm75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-18-2013 22:55:58 | More by bcm75
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Brenden

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

Sidekick is a clear, medium yellow-gold with s brilliant brightness to it. A white head forms that displays ample retnetion, and it leaves lacing in a mix of spotting and patchy moderately as it drops.
The smell is clean and bright, a pretty strong display of graperuit and piney hops with a nice strength to it. Malts are dry and balance well. Big for the style, bright, and raw, it's really nice.
Continuing from the nose to the tongue, the profile remains the same: it's kind of (Brew Kettle) White Rajah light. A bit more citrus zest and rind come out into a dryer finish with lingering hops on the palate. Earthiness in a leafier sense prevails too.
Semi-dry in a light body that works toward medium all the way, carbonation keeps it lively off a crispness up front. It's creamy but bright at once.

05-18-2013 21:23:55 | More by Brenden
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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-17-2013 22:48:10 | More by muddyh2oblues
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-17-2013 01:43:53 | More by thinwhiteduke
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tut2528

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +6.9%

A: one of the most transparent pale ales I've had. light gold/yellow in appearance moderate carbonation elicits a 1/2 fingers worth of bright white head formation.

S: tremendous blast of hops and tropical fruits (pears, mango, and peaches... slight touch of pineapple). orange peel . very nice balance.

T: very similar to the nose but a slight touch of graininess. hops and tropical fruits still dominate this brew and have a very nice balance.

M: light bodied, nice carbonation, leaves a nice slight bitterness on the palate along with a a slight touch of orange peel

O:decent brew and something that I will most likely be purchasing again, its nice and light with a nice aroma and flavor profile that is perfect as the weather warms up.

05-17-2013 00:50:06 | More by tut2528
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-16-2013 20:26:04 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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dethomp

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

05-16-2013 03:10:19 | More by dethomp
SideKick Extra Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.