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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2013
12oz can poured into a shaker. Holy citrus batman! Loads of citdus and tropical fruits. Lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit and pineapple. My god this is delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuamVice (68) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Pours straw yellow. Half inch white foam. Nice dry hop aroma. Tastes less hoppy than smell and actually has a nice mellow malt sweetness and a little thicker mouthfeel. Good option for a summer day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Star80 (32) - Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Swirl by 9/23/13. Pours out a weird yellowish green color with a somewhat sticky looking foamy head. Smells like a typical melange of tropical hops, mango, pineapple a tiny bit of pine and the residual onion smell. Taste like more of the same with a good cleansing bitterness finishing with a sweet maltiness. Palate is average. Overall an okay pale ale with a tropical hop twist. Taste is just too familiar to several other Chicago canned beers ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (951) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Can (Swill by 9/13/13) to Spigleau IPA glass. Light gold color with a sticky white head. The head leaves large splotches of lace in the glass as it recedes to a 1 cm thick foam in the middle of the brew. All of this is surrounded by a sturdy ring at the edge of the glass. Marijuana fragrance emerged from the can upon opening. In the glass the aroma is more refined. Passion fruit and other tropical; kumquat. Similar flavors enter the mouth. Medium bodied and very drinkable. A well done APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1703) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Can. Pour is straw gold, white head, some retention/lace. Aroma of citrus/pine/floral hops, caramel. Taste is moderately bitter, citrus/pine hops, caramel sweetness. Palate is soft, lightly sticky, light bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1344) - Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Nice citrus hop aroma, pours a clear pale straw with a large white head. Fruity hops are the predominant flavor, with a lingering tropical fruit finish. Not much going on in the way of malts in this one. If you’re a fan of more bitter beers, this is a nice session ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1480) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Tap. Pours yellow orange. Big fruity aroma. Taste is very easy drinking with loads of tropic hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Can. Pours a clear, pale yellow with white fluffy head. Aroma is a blast of citrus hops and the taste matches. Balanced with decent malts, very solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2013
12 oz. can. Pours clear golden color with a soft soapy white head that leaves a wispy film and thin collar. Aroma has soft pine and citrus with an easy malt backing. Taste is bitter pine grapefruit citrus and the malt rounds this off nicely. Palate is thin to medium with a chalky dry finish. Solid APA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3798) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Aroma is pine, malts and an undercurrent of tropical fruit. The flavor grapefruit, fruit, tropical fruit, very slight stickiness and a mix of bitter and tart in the finish.

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