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RATINGS: 129   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltser85 (151) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Beer pours a nice golden color and is very clear. A decent one and a half finger white frothy head sticks around for some time. Decent lacing on the glass. The nose is big juicy citrus. Big orange, a little lemony with grapefruit and a slight hint of pine. I may be noticing the passion fruit, but am not 100% sure. A nice front of the tongue carbonation pop opens up to a nice citrus bitterness in the middle of the tongue, nice drying bitterness. Finishes with a nice mild grapefruit bitterness that lingers. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but the beer is a 5.1% beer, canít ask for everything. Excellent drinking pale ale. Very good!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
On tap at the brewery, meaning it may a bit different than from the can, what? Light color, thin head. A fruity hop smell with notes of pine, the usual. Taste has that strong ícatboxí smell I always equate with my first Amarillo hopped beer (Gumballhead). But Iím told itís from a dry hop with Citra. Otherwise, has a bit of a stone fruit note and more resin. And, somehow, pine wood. Yeah, Iím describing hops instead of malt here.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Mild aroma and a basic, big head pour lead to a smooth, balanced taste and comfortable mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bestbrew1 (60) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2013
I really like this brew. It is a great session beer. First the aroma I get is lemon lime. Appearance once it was out of the can was a lot lighter than I would have thought. It is almost the same color as sparkling apple juice. Taste I get is lemon. It rolls across the palate and is nice and smooth and easy to drink. Overall I think this is a pretty tasty beer. I donít buy the same beer twice often but I did with this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Can @ Gregís house picked up in the Midwest. Pours a clear golden yellow appearance with a white head. Somewhat spicy hoppy, grapefruity, light garlic aroma. Citrusy, tangerine, spicy hoppy, light onion flavor. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (600) - 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 (2852) - 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 (2610) - 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 (1887) - 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 (2596) - 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.


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