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RATINGS: 164   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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (640) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3228) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Can with and from Frank. Pours hazy golden with light head, and lacing. Aromas and flavor of lightly tangy hops, grapefruit, cheese and melon. Lighter in body, really sessionable. Solid all day drinker from 2 bros.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3166) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Can. Pours clear yellow-gold with a large white head and nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, grapefruit. Quite pleasant. Flavor is the same, minimally sweet, lightly bitter, a touch metallic on the finish. Light body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2114) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear yellow with a medium sized white head. The aroma has a lot of pine, floral notes, really nice. The taste is lightly floral, light grass, real soft palatem

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
can. Deep golden with small head. Light bodied pale ale. Decent hops and crisp finish. Flavor is quite good.

4.2
   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.

3.3
   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

3
   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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (952) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1728) - 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.


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