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RATINGS: 153   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1475) - 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 (1725) - 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 (3745) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Can: Clear gold with a frothy white head... Aroma is citrus, lemon, lime, bright tropical. Taste is creamy, fruity, floral/grapefruit hops. Malty....Juicy. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
nose is clean, wet grains fairly balanced with lightly acidic fruity hops. soapy head atop well polished gold body fades with moderate speed. flavor is inverse of nose - hops first; lip smacking lime, grapefruit. grains wash out later leaving palate refreshed. metallic twinge enters nose later.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2288) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
12 oz. can poured to a Czech-pils glass at Lunar Brewing Co. with a clear golden hue, frothy and fairly lasting, soft white head foam, and good cling to the ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was expressive and sweetened grapefruit & tropical fruit notes, along with a smooth but light maltiness. Fresh, light to medium bodied, lively carbonated, with a medium hop bitterness that was nicely in harmony with the malt. Crisp, clean and very sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Golden yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is light fruity hops and malt. Taste is the same as the aroma. Light and refreshing. Leaves a nice hop aftertaste. OK lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5153) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks decent; light for an APA though. A transparent light gold with white head and lively carbonation. Smells solid; citrus and passionfruit hops with a nicely balanced semi-sweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a touch of mango too. Nice and light on the palate. A good example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2805) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Draft. Pours a pale gold with a white head of foam. Aroma is citraus and juicy tropical fruits. Mango perhaps. Taste is that juicy tropical fruit again and that reigns throughout. This is a great APA.

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