SideKick Extra Pale Ale | Two Brothers Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
859 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:
859
Reviews:
104
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
188
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 859 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of emptyglassagain
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattMorin
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KurtE
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottspencer
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zanico
2.87/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Kerplunk905
4.49/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a huge IPA fan because I think they are too hoppy. This is like an IPA with more subtle hops. So I think it is very good.

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Photo of lcselim
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LauraMi
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great smells of citrus and sweet flora (no fauna). The taste was great but didn't hold up to the awesome olfactory notes (ooh snobby words). I'd drink it again though.

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Photo of Bammer21
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chip26
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swierczt
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like Two Brothers as a craft brewer. So, I expected more from this ale. Yet it offered not too much new. But, it went well enough with mild salsa.

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Photo of crow
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbyrne1055
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shawnxa3
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TFB5
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lobina
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 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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3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chackman151
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dannycohen62
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
3.09/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KerryCummins1977
4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Act25
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Love this brewer. Enjoyed at The Little Goat Chicago private dining.

A: The beer is straw yellow with moderate carbonation. It pours a finger high thick off white head that has good retention and lacing.

S: Moderate aromas of tropical fruit with orange citrus hops are present in the nose on a malt core.

T: Following the smell, the taste layers notes of citrus and tropical fruits on top of creamy malt bill - followed along by a moderate amount of hoppy, fresh bitterness.

M: Good feel, medium body, sessionable, good food beer, clean finish.

O: Nice IPA-like aromas and flavors. Clean, fresh, light - without any fuss.

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SideKick Extra Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 859 ratings.
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