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RATINGS: 179   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (4698) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Slightly hazy gold with a thin, rocky and dissipating white head. Nose has a lot of pineapple and leafy fresh hop earthiness. The flavor is pale and sweet, a bit on the medium bodied side, but tasty, with tropical fruit notes, a touch of pine, a bit of floral bitterness throughout, and a quiet little sweet melon tone on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
raradel (342) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2014
This is an IPA in a pale ale’a body! Great citrus flavors, light body, and wonderful nose. Great easy pale!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6257) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12/24/13. 12oz can from the Milan Hy Vee. Clear golden pour with a small khaki head. Dank cat pee hop aroma, fruity, not bad. Lightly sweet flavor, dank hops, earthy, resinous, a hint of a weird tangy aspect. Not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnbuck100 (241) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
12 oz bottle. Bottle says Best by 03-10-14. Why cant all bottles have this "best by" printed so clearly? Wow this is a beer you buy by the case. I cannot commend the brewers enough for the great citrus hop aroma upon opening. Fantastic! Very sessionable. Light, but not as empty in the middle as many of the session IPAs out there. Very hoppy, incredibly drinkable. One of the best Pale Ales I have had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Pours yellow with white head from tap. Light citrus hop aroma. Citrus taste very sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2596) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Can shared by drowland at xmas, pours a clear gold with a thin head, the aroma is pretty dank of hop resin and citrus, the flavor has a good amount of citrus on the front end with a decent malt backing, a little more thick and dank than I was hoping for but still pretty enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10243) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Can. Pours clear dark gold with a large, foamy and frothy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is pear, apple, and mango, citrus and grassy hops, light biscuit and cracker malt. Flavor is medium hops and medium-high bitterness, light cracker malt, tropical fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mep3222 (610) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Light floral hop aroma. Almost an herbal aroma as well. All very light in the aroma. Taste is pretty light and on the watery side. Some floral ish hops, some almost funky barnyard hops as well. Maybe some light fruity aroma. Ok, but wouldn’t buy it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Can, 12/18/13. Pours a cloudy gold color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is juicy, citrus, grass, some vanilla; real nice. Taste is similar; citrus, juicy, bitter hops, grassy, bright; finish is fruity and some breadiness. Nice, crisp, flavorful, refreshing. Beautiful lacing. Medium carbonation. Light-bodied. This is really nice. Very flavorful and drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4891) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall soapy white head. Aroma of grassy and herbal hops with a very light yeast note, some unfinished wort and a bit of light fruit sweetness noticeable. Light-bodied; Bright herbal and grassy hop note with a light malt backbone, some sugars, a touch of pine and a very smooth, easy drinking finish. Aftertaste is mild with only some light hops coming through, not much malt at all and hardly any complexity - no bitterness, either. Overall, a good APA, but not a great one - nor one that can be compared with some of the best, like Tuppers Hop Pocket Ale. Nice to try, but with these high ratings, I was expecting better - still nice in a can and easy to pack to bring with you. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Binny’s in Chicago, Illinois (South Loop) on 21-August-2013 for US$1.67 sampled at home in Washington on 16-December-2013.


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