SideKick Extra Pale Ale | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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SideKick Extra Pale AleSideKick Extra Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by MCain04 on 03-15-2013

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can into tulip

A: Bright white 1.5 finger head with mild staying power, some foamy lacing. A bright gold, rich straw colored brew that lets light pass without being super translucent. Carbonation seems moderate in a medium to light bodied beer.

S: Juicy smelling, real juicy. Robust sweet esters, mango and pineapple are forward and dominating. Delicious nectar and light fresh florals. Pureed pear mixed with syrupy peach juice. Muted citrus accompanies more mango and honeydew. Very inviting.

T: Mango upfront presenting with more bitter hop character than the nose let on; just subtly dry. Middle mouth offers some pomegranate, florals, earth, creamy mango, and peach. Notes of onion, coriander, and lemon grass augment tropical hop profile. Follows the nose, but with less tenacity – Finish is ever so malty and features white grape and crisp pine, which adds a parching attribute. Overall light, zesty, and fresh.

M: Light bodied – light carbonation, refreshing, goes down really easily – almost too easily – Wish the body were fuller

O: Hadn’t even heard of Two Brothers Brewing until I grabbed this beer. Didn’t expect much, but I am impressed. This beer exudes some fantastic aromas, but doesn’t quite live up on the palate. The flavors are there, but aren’t bold enough to backup the nose. The body here is pretty light leading to a pretty refreshing experience and at 5.1% defiantly session worthy. Drinkable, something I would pick up in quantity for poolside.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've heard a lot about this for years and the gist is: a great drinking beer, especially for the money, and that about nails it. A very pale color with a light citrusy scent and flavor with a touch of sweetness. This beer will not blow you away but it's very good in every respect. The one beer to have when you're having more than one (sorry Schaefer).

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.09/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear, golden yellow topped off by a fluffy white head that was about 4 fingers thick. Very appealing.

Smell: Very citrusy on the nose, but with a grassy tingle from the hops.

Taste: Not the best pale ale I've had, that's for sure. The malts were a bit to front and center for my tastes and very grainy. There was only a slight bitterness on the sides of the tongue from the hops that followed the grassiness of the nose.

Mouthfeel: A bit too fizzy. Kind of tingly and acidic and just a tad dry. Not that great.

Overall: Probably not going to be my go to choice for pale ales. It was just a bit too fizzy and grassy for me. There wasn't the complexity of the citrus that was on the nose, and the malts were just too overpowering.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

Poured from the can into a tulip glass. The body is straw yellow with a thick fizzy head. The aroma has a citrus smell to it. The taste has a citrus hop forward flavor, this flavor is grapefruit and tropical. The mouthfeel is smooth and is very drinkable. Overall this is a good session beer.

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SideKick Extra Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 861 ratings