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RATINGS: 160   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Pours golden, bitter, fruity, dry, light lemon fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dutch23mp (272) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
No doubt for the great ratings on this brew. A bit thin but big on taste really well balanced with a nice aroma and taste of citrus. Not overly hopped as one expects in an IPA but complements the smooth malt. Excellent brew

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (247) - Redford, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Aroma is of floral hops, citrus, peach, and passion fruit. Appears pale yellow, thin ring of white foam. Tastes of sweet flowers quickly balamced with bitter sweetie rind. Palate is ordinary. Overall, very good!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (402) - Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Can. Dark gold. Floral, semi - yeasty nose. Very bright hop quality followed by yeast and citrus. Refreshing!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miyauchi38 (204) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
IPAよりも飲みや でも、ちゃん&

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EyeAmBaldman (222) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Pours a pale haze with a thin white head. The head just hangs around. Aroma is citrus, hops, and grass. Lots of grapefruit on the nose. Taste is spicy, a medium bitterness with a medium body. Lively carbonation with a long bitter finish. This is good stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Weevo (22) - Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Can, pours light yellow, thick white head that lasts. Grapefruit and hops to the nose same to taste. 6 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
closey22 (868) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Golden with thin lasting white head; aroma is slightly grainy and slightly hoppy with hints of crude oil; flava is very complex from start to finish: grainy and slightly tart, then hoppy and tart, then hoppy in the finish; feels thin and fizzy; finishes dry slight tart notes.(tartness is of citrus)

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
12 oz can poured into a Stone IPA stemmed glass. At first, a grapefruit citrus and pine note hit the nose in strength, and, as the head settles, aromas of toffee and toast with a touch of lime / tonic water poke through. Near the middle of the glass, as it warms up some, the toast disappears and a light spice character emerges with a juicy, tropical (passion fruit) note. It pours a hazy straw yellow with a soft, rocky white head of varying bubble sizes. It retains well with a decent layer of head remaining, with only a couple small breaks, and leaves an ok amount of messy lace. The taste is a medium / medium-high bitterness with a medium sweetness, and a very light sour note. By mid bottle, the bitterness mellows out some and the sweet malts are a bit stronger; the sour note also disappears. There’s lots of lightly fizzy carbonation giving the otherwise watery texture a touch of creaminess. It’s a medium bodied beer that finishes with a pine and grass character as well as a resin mouthfeel. By mid bottle, more caramel and passion-fruit juiciness show up, but the finish remains mostly dry and clean. The aftertaste is fairly short and mellow with a lime and tonic water characters and a touch of pine and/or grass.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (553) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
Light pale&clear. Bright whiite foamy head.Mild but deep evergreen nose. Herbally oily body&taste. Reasonable length strong but not too intense.


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