SideKick Extra Pale Ale | Two Brothers Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
858 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by MCain04 on 03-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
858
Reviews:
104
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
188
For Trade:
2
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high thick off white head that has very good retention properties and left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of passionfruit and orange citrus hops are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has notes of citrus and tropical fruits along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and is a little crisp with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and can be considered sessionable. I would definitely consider getting this again if I was looking for something that's light but has nice IPA-like aromas and flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of emerge077
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Swirl by: 7/5/13
"Believe in the swirl" printed on the bottom of the can...

Poured into a tapered tumbler glass, it has a compact head of creamy white foam with a bunch of lace coating the glass. It's a deep saturated gold with a slight haze to it.

Fresh and hoppy aroma, grass clippings, florals, herbal and dry.

Flavors are similar, firmly bitter with a nice grassiness, and a mild underlying sweetness from the pale malt. Some light floral botanical notes, light feel with moderate carbonation. Seems like 2 Bros. answer to Daisy Cutter, though it's a little less hoppy and bitter. Still it's a great warm-weather go-to that i'd look for on tap around town to pair with most types of foods.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Two Brothers Brewing Co. "Sidekick Extra Pale Ale"
12 fl. oz. can, "SWIRL BY: 03/28/16" on 03/29/16
$1.99 @ Giant, Haverstown, PA

Not expecting much from an "Extra Pale Ale" I mindlessly cracked the top on my can and poured it fairly roughly into an Imperial pint glass bringing up a full three fingered head of frothy bright white foam. It took quite some time to dwindle, but I was in no rush. I wandered off to do a few things, and when I returned I noticed that the head was still there, and that it was a hazy golden - not what I was expecting - and then I smelled it, which was totally not what I was expecting! I didn't raise it to my lips, no, I could smell it at arms length sitting there on the kitchen counter - citrusy hops! Now I was intrigued. Wow! Papaya, mango, tangerine, pineapple, and apricot. The flavor was just as juicy, and I though of how refreshing it would be on a hot day. What's the ABV? 5.1%, I can live with that. And it comes in a can! This could become one of my favorite summer beers for taking to parties, fishing, canoeing, hiking/camping, concerts, festivals and so on. Somehow the malt doesn't quite live up to it's end of the bargain, but the way I see it this is kind of like a session IPA, and to be honest I don't want it too filling. It's balanced, apart from the juicy hops which are 'billowing', and that's enough for me. Impressive! I'd call this one a "must try".

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Clear golden-yellow pour with a fluffy white head that retained well and left sheets of lacing on the glass. Nice hoppy aroma, citrus, grass, with a crackery malt base. Pretty much the same in the taste, a basic APA, well-balanced, good mixture of citrus/grass/earth hops, biscuity malt sweetness holding it all together. Nothing new, but nothing to complain about. Light-medium body, and easily drinkable overall.

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4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BBD 10-22-14

Pours an effervescent hay color with 3 fingers of eggshell colored head. Good head retention & stellar lacing

S: Lemon & grapefruit & lemongrass

T: Grapefruit, lemon, slight breadyness, a little bit of pineapple up front. Some dryness, grapefruit & pineapple as this warm. Finishes with pineapple, grapefruit & pine & ever so slight bready sweetness

MF: Medium bodied, lively carbonation, nice balance

Easy drinker, very nice session beer that delivers on the hops

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Jason
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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SideKick Extra Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 858 ratings.
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