SideKick Extra Pale Ale | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
855
Reviews:
102
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
188
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 855 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of ehmdubya
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jordanmtate
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcole524
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Hits the glass a fairly light golden in color with a small to medium, frothy head. Retention is great and lacing is pretty good as well. The body of the beer is pretty clear and light in color for the style. The scent is pretty straight forward with medium to strong, resinous pine notes being dominant.

This beer hits the tongue with the same, hop-forward flavor as the scent, except a bit weaker. Hops hit first and preside over most of the drink. The profile is mostly piney, just like the scent. In the middle of the drink there is just a touch of citrus mingling in. The body of the beer is extremely carbonated and fairly light in body. Rather thin and light on the tongue, this drinks almost as light as a pils.

Overall, this beer isn't bad for a lighter pale ale, but it is very light in body. The hops bitterness is well represented in the scent and flavor, but nothing special.

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Photo of Mehinaman
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
4.84/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BoJengs
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light golden yellow body with a good amount of ambient carbonation plus occasional burps of a big bubble, slight haze, big creamy rocky off-white head that lasts and lasts. Sexy. Smell has a good mixture of tropical fruits with a slightly sweet background. The flavor takes a dive, tastes like pilsner malt and mostly piney hops with a bit of chalk mixed in. Not greatly enjoyable. Kick of bitterness at the end makes it nicely crisp, and the body is perfectly drinkable.
It was a ll good until the flavor. Not sure what happened to the kickass tropical hop aromas when they got turned into the flavor, hard to believe it was the same beer. Everything else was great, so average it all out and this is a decent beer.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaz2886
4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LukeGude
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaneBramage
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very citrusy and not very hoppy at all. Very smooth and drinkable, would probably taste great on a warm summer day. Has a bit of a shandy/radler fruit taste as well. Haven't tried any of the light IPAs but this one could probably fit right in.

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Photo of Nctide
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amalak
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this is a very light bodied, but tasty session beer. low abv, decent amount of hops, and super easy drinkable make this a great beer to drink when you are trying to get some stuff done while enjoying a beer.

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Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harsley
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wheels2532
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snaotheus
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2015-09-26
16oz can poured into a pint glass. "Swirl By" 1/14/16 on the bottom of the can. Brought to me by

Pours clear yellow with a smallish white head that won't fade. Plenty of carbonation. Smell is nice, grassy.

Taste is classic pale ale. Not over the top.

Mouthfeel is smooth with just a hint of dryness, overall very satisfying pale ale.

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SideKick Extra Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 855 ratings.
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