SideKick Extra Pale Ale | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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3.89/5
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860 Ratings
SideKick Extra Pale AleSideKick Extra Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MCain04 on 03-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,751
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
860
pDev:
10.28%
Bros Score:
3.99
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
188
Trade:
2
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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psmith161
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The appearance has a very clear and a very bright yellow colored body with fast rising carbonation seen, one finger white head quickly dies and leaves some clingy lacing. The smell has some straight up piney, citrus, hops with some subdued malts. The taste has some sweet yet bitter and almost peppery at different times, dry sweet aftertaste and a quick bitter finish. The palate is light, somewhat sessionable, adequately carbonated and also is good for me. Overall, this is a good session APA that is flavorful.

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Photo of Jason
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BA Mag Issue #117 ( Oct 2016 )

Level, Fruity, Crust, Quenching
Big on citrus from rind to zest, pith to grove. SideKick is hoppy enough to quell that desire, and its crispness pops while the maltiness is dry and bready. Overall, the flavors are very well placed, and meld together nicely to focus on balance and drinkability. It is Pale Ales like this that demand the biggest mug you have and then a proper session to enjoy it with. Much respect for a style that doesn’t seems to get the attention it deserves. [Jason]

Look 3.75 | Smell 4.00 | Taste 4.00 | Feel 4.00 | Overall 4.00

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Photo of bylerteck
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConorGolden
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Light gold color, slight haze but mainly transparent, white head, extensive lacing.

S - Pine, first, lemon, second, and a soapy note. Eh, not great but not terrible.

T - Opens with quiet lemon and passionfruit, no real sign of malt, a bit of grape flesh. Very strong turn toward bitterness in the close, but without aspirin.

M - Prickly. Very light on the tongue. Drying close.

O - Close. Nice fruit, but sharp bitter close. Highly drinkable, but without much scope. Leaves me reaching to find much beyond the bitter close.

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Photo of drstalker
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of muswellbeerbelly
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Timtac
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: slight haze; medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a wispy cap; OK lacing;

S: mostly floral; a hint of malt in the background;

T: almost no flavor up front; never really pops; what's there is pretty nondescript; mild to moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: not much to the flavor;

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Photo of beagleyx2
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of APMietelka
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold producing 3+ fingers of frothy, white, somewhat lasting head that leaves a thin bubbly collar ring but only a few streaks & motes of lace. Aroma is pineapple, tangerine, floral & pale malt with a hint of white fruit. Taste is tropical fruit, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, melon, hints of pine & pepper. There's something in the slightly dry but juciy finish reminiscent of the flavor of those orange colored, wax Halloween harmonica/whistles that used to come out every fall in the 60's. The sip dries in the citrus, melon, lightly bitter & astringent aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, light prickle, juciy from start through finish, drying in the aftertaste. Thanks to outdoor7or24 for the opportunity!

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Photo of Roybert
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of michaelsmith11
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stadmo1
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of outdoor7or24
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Purchased 6 pack while on recent trip to Chicago. Poured into pint glass.
A: pours an almost 2 finger frothy white foam head, mild spotty lacing, super clear yellow golden body, nice carbonation rising to the top
S: hits of citrus fruits, orange oil, some mango, light aroma
M: medium light body that makes me think sessionable brew
T: light soft winter grain in the start that leads to citrus hops, orange, hints of mango, in the middle leads towards some hop bitterness that is very well balanced and not overpowering at all, in the finish I detect a little mineral in the finish.
O: will seek this brew out again, fantastic for the hot summer days or enjoying a few with fellow beer friends.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Molson2000
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZEB89
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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SideKick Extra Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 860 ratings
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