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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Buddy, pal, mate, brother (or sister) from another mother, compadre . . . sidekick. All of these are ways to describe someone or something that is always at your side. Sidekick extra pale ale is one of those things. This golden colored ale is loaded with juicy citrus and passion fruit hop aroma yet balanced with malt and hop character. A true companion.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Nice pale. Has great aromatics with nice floral notes. Overall, easy to drink and very balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (3069) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Pours clear gold with a medium white head...brigh...decent lacing. Very citrusy aroma...pineapple. flavor follows suit and adds a lot of earthy straw notes...grainy. mouthfeel is light and the finish is dry and earthy/bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rxeight (1310) - Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2013
UPDATED: APR 17, 2014 Really tasty (I)PA. citrius, hops, medium body, perfectly balanced. Light enough to session, but still incredibly flavorful. Not on the same level as my favorite (Zombid Dust) but close. Well done 2 Brothers.

Edit to say Iíve had this a lot over the last year. Possibly more than any other. Well maybe not as much as zombie dust, but a lot. And Iím going to say that this is one of the best all around beers. No there are other that might taste a bit better. But this is close. But this wins on price and availability. Itís also something you could drink just about whenever. There are a lot of times Iím not in the mood for a bourbon stout. Or donít want to open a whale. Or need something easier to drink than a 400 ibu dipa. This is easy to drink. Is not pretentious. Enjoyable and refreshing. A 5 tool utility player.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hartung32 (216) - Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Really great Pale Ale! Has to be one of the top ten I've had. Does everything an APA is supposed to do; which in my opinion is to come as close to an IPA as possible without being an IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltser85 (263) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Beer pours a nice golden color and is very clear. A decent one and a half finger white frothy head sticks around for some time. Decent lacing on the glass. The nose is big juicy citrus. Big orange, a little lemony with grapefruit and a slight hint of pine. I may be noticing the passion fruit, but am not 100% sure. A nice front of the tongue carbonation pop opens up to a nice citrus bitterness in the middle of the tongue, nice drying bitterness. Finishes with a nice mild grapefruit bitterness that lingers. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but the beer is a 5.1% beer, canít ask for everything. Excellent drinking pale ale. Very good!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2798) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
On tap at the brewery, meaning it may a bit different than from the can, what? Light color, thin head. A fruity hop smell with notes of pine, the usual. Taste has that strong ícatboxí smell I always equate with my first Amarillo hopped beer (Gumballhead). But Iím told itís from a dry hop with Citra. Otherwise, has a bit of a stone fruit note and more resin. And, somehow, pine wood. Yeah, Iím describing hops instead of malt here.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Mild aroma and a basic, big head pour lead to a smooth, balanced taste and comfortable mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bestbrew1 (60) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2013
I really like this brew. It is a great session beer. First the aroma I get is lemon lime. Appearance once it was out of the can was a lot lighter than I would have thought. It is almost the same color as sparkling apple juice. Taste I get is lemon. It rolls across the palate and is nice and smooth and easy to drink. Overall I think this is a pretty tasty beer. I donít buy the same beer twice often but I did with this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Can @ Gregís house picked up in the Midwest. Pours a clear golden yellow appearance with a white head. Somewhat spicy hoppy, grapefruity, light garlic aroma. Citrusy, tangerine, spicy hoppy, light onion flavor. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (637) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Can at DMK during Stanley Cup game 6. Citrus / mild hoppy nose and initial taste. Smooth but a little mild for an APA.


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