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RATINGS: 172   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 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (558) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (606) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
bottle at homee ... from florida haull ... golden yellow ... golden yellow ...thin white lacing ... soft sweet lemon ... light peppry hop nose ... dry lemon fruits .. juicy hop ... soft floral orange ... light toffe malt in linger

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OsuStu (78) - - APR 19, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours gold with thick white head. Sweet berry like smell, floral. Citrus, mild hops. Slightly bitter. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6810) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2014
Draft at Neons. Pours a clear, bright pale gold with a small white head that leaves lace streaks. Aroma of lemon, grass, pale malts, light florals, passion fruit, and bubblegum. Flavor of lemon, pale and bready malts, grass, and a splash of passion fruit. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a clean mouthfeel. Nice APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2264) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a very clear and a very bright yellow colored body with fast rising carbonation seen, one finger white head quickly dies and leaves some clingy lacing. The smell has some straight up piney, citrus, hops with some subdued malts. The taste has some sweet yet bitter and almost peppery at different times, dry sweet aftertaste and a quick bitter finish. The palate is light, somewhat sessionable, adequately carbonated and also is good for me. Overall, this is a good session APA that is flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6201) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
can, golden pour, citrus, mainly grapefruit, bitterness. notes of passionfruit, solid malty backbone. pretty well balanced. good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1509) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a semi clear light cooper yellow gold color with a s,all loose white rapidly dissipating head. Nose is tropical fruit and sweet and pleasant. Taste is sweet citrus with a fair amount of hop flavor, somewhat light but very drinkable. Finish is sweet and citrusy. Decent APA. Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1460) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Pours a clear gold with a white head and aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Taste is well balanced, nice sweet hoppy, fruit, grapefruit, citrus notes with malt and caramel leading to a slight bitter finish. Nice, very drinkable pale ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3/7/14 $3.29 bottle at CBO drank at home after meeting M&D for 2 beers (double jack and jailai) at CBO. Really enjoyed this. Aroma was very citrus especially grapefruit. One of the better pale ales I've had. ill high to be session able but this would be a great summer beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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