SideKick Extra Pale Ale | Two Brothers Brewing Company

SideKick Extra Pale AleSideKick Extra Pale Ale
BA SCORE
76.9%
Liked This Beer
3.89 w/ 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by MCain04 on 03-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,218
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
860
Liked:
661
Avg:
3.89/5
pDev:
10.28%
Alströms:
3.99
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
188
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 860 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of jfstilling
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JonAdams
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at the Two Brothers Scottsdale into a standard pint glass. Pale yellow color, active bubbles rising from bottom, low head which quickly dissipates, but leaves some amount of lace around the meniscus.
Aroma is excellent - sweet tangy orange, orange blossom, bright citrus. Something else pleasurable, can't pin it down right now.
Color is pretty pale. Paler than the tastee.. I'd expect it to be a bit more orange given the body and flavor.
Even after 10 minutes, the mouthfeel is solid. Continuous rising bubbles, solid effervescence.
Both front and back end taste is hoppy, but not overpowering.
Nice beer and one which I'd have anytime.

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Photo of BB1980
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of sethmcconkey
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDizzle
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 30helens
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ibrewaletx
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Best by 5/11/15

Pours very light gold, almost straw yellow color. One finger white head. Crystal clear.

Smell is cracker malt with a little floral hops. Smell is more malty than hoppy.

Taste is a slight tinge of citrus overshadowed by the bready malt. almost carries a graham cracker taste with some sweetness. Just enough hops to balance. The flavor hits the APA style pretty good but it's all held back a bit.

Feel is very thin and light. I noticed this more than the flavor on the first sip. Finish is very clean and semi-dry.

A pretty good representation of an APA but this one falls a bit short on the feel for me. Otherwise, pretty good.

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Photo of cantal
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wulfie85
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GSP
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bit cloudy for an APL. Smell hoppy, piney, lovely, a very nice APA

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Photo of Andrew_Rios122
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigMikie
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tanktizzo
3.06/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not bad...but i have had better

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a clear straw color with plenty of carbonation. The head is a finger high and white in shade. The retention is quite good, but since its texture is quite soapy, it doesn't seem to leave much lacing on the glass. A beautiful beer. (4.5)

Smell: This has some nice fruitiness - mostly tropical, but with a slight peppery edge as well. Maltiness appears as it opens up slightly, more focused on white bread and table sugar over caramel. Not bad at all - this beer seems like the archetypal new-school pale ale to me. (3.5)

Taste: It opens up with nice malty flavors. Primarily white bread and crackers, but I'm also getting a little table sugar as well. Its hoppiness seems slightly spicy at first, only to gradually build a gentle tropical flavor on the back end. Not bitter at all, especially once the palate gets used to it. No surprises, just a delicious pale ale. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: The feel seems almost full-bodied to me. Still, it's crisp and dry enough to help compensate. Carbonation is somewhat above average, helping the body go down easily. (4)

Overall: This is the second Two Brothers beer that's impressed me. It doesn't quite blow me away, but that only means I'll gladly drink several in a session instead of just one. It also provides exactly what I want from a pale ale: great malt flavors, great hop flavors, impressive drinkability, and a relative richness. I'd enjoy drinking this one every day, but I'd enjoy it even more if I could actually buy it for every day consumption. (4)

3.81/5: Very good beer that represents everything right about new-school pale ales

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

Photo of kwlightner
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npendres
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wcu80
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

SideKick Extra Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 76.9% out of 100 with 860 ratings
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