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RATINGS: 189   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TH28 (186) - - JAN 23, 2015
12oz can. Appearance: Light golden, with a slight haziness, and a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma: a moderate hop fruitiness, melon, pineapple, and citrus. No real noticeable malt aroma. Taste: Light malt character and sweetness, giving way to a light grapefruit and grassy hop flavor and moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel: light to moderate body, moderate carbonation Finish: Fairly well balanced and crisp, with a slightly lingering hop bitterness Overall: a better than average APA and well balanced. Aroma is a nice passion fruit hop character, but somewhat subdued compared to other APAs. Taste is crisp and refreshing, but nothing that stands out vs other examples.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (737) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Transparent yellow with a white head. Interesting aroma of tropical fruit and earthy good. Medium body. Balanced malt presence, hint of sweetness. Finishes with a lingering fruity hop note.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HughConway (828) - Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2015
12oz can. Hazy yellow pour, stiff white head. Aroma is citrus grass, taste is grass clear. Not bad, sometimes get a stiff malt on the back though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3696) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2015
can - This hazy gold brew has a one finger off-white head. It has a good, citrus rich aroma. Citrus hops and subdued malt sweetness combine for a moderately bitter, medium bodied beer that’s really easy to drink. Recommended.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
screigh (483) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color. Very thin white head. No lacing. Aroma is a sweet tropical hop. Taste is almost juicy and has sweet tropical flavors with a flower like hop taste. A bit of a watery mouth feel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smaynard6000 (694) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Somewhat grassy aroma. Slightly tart bitter flavor. Light bodied. Average.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (1637) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
This beer seemed to be much more potent than it looks on paper. A good and sessionable IPA. A nice hope presence through the finish. I think the flavors could have supported more alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AbbeyRoade (437) - Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Delicious. Incredibly fresh and juicy right out of the can. Full, citrusy piney aroma. Nice sweet full smooth citrusy hop flavor that is resinous and sticky in the mouth. Slightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (611) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2014
12 oz can.
Hazy pale yellow, thin white head, spotty lace.
Aroma is big citrus, tropical fruit and dank hops, pale malt.
Flavor is grapefruit, and orange hops, and some light sweetness to balance it out.
Finish is lightly hoppy. Great session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1600) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Can. Pours a spightly hazy copper color with a fair head and spotty lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit, trace of malt and grain. Taste of grapefruit, tropical fruit, light malt sweetness and bit of grain. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Moderate body, crisp and refreshing. Nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy.


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