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RATINGS: 204   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (2052) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
For BandC. Very pale yellow almost lager like. Strongly hopped, quite fresh tasting hops. Slightly pineapply flavor. Good session APA. Serving: Can


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (619) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Exactly what they said and are going for. The hops add the extra for the almost ipa, but it’s still a lower level of the pale variety. Pine scent and a touch of citrus hops. The taste is refreshing and easy. Not over or underwhelming. Bottle

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3283) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Slightly haze pale yellow. Make sure to work quickly. Beer foams out of the can. Solid apa.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertward7 (6) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2015 does not count
Great beer when you rate it for what it is. Only 5.1% so you can drink it all day, yet still has plenty of hop flavor. As pale ales go, I really can only think of a few that do it better. This is my summer go to beer. Hoppy, crisp, good floral aroma, drinkable all day. Nuff said.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1918) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2015
For me Sidekick is a great lawnmower beer. Not quite a Session IPA and not really a Summer seasonal. Light, citrus hops and aroma work well in this APA. Looked right a home in my Schimdt’s of Philadelphia beer glass.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (2851) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Draft at roundhouse. Light grassy aroma. Very clear pale yellow. Taste is faintly grassy with a non descrpt sweetness. Quenching but seems muted in the hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (5161) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 19, 2015
This bottled brew from a beer festival poured a head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent light orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of mild citrus breads and hops. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (832) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
From a 16oz can, into a nonic pint glass. Pours a light, cloudy yellow with lasting thin layer of head and great lacing. Very pale as pale ales go. Aroma is sweet fruit juicy and maybe some grass. Taste is short and fresh, almost tart with some straw and grape or raspberry. Lively carbonation and relatively light aftertaste make this really sessionable and nice for a hot day outside. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
youdictategood (435) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Can. Very pale, clear pour with virtually no head. A little soap. basically. Aroma is pretty much citrus peel and grass clippings. Flavor is similar, with a little hop bitterness. Finishes fairly dry. Good for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (1030) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle. Golden pour, decent head and retention, nose is citrus, tropical fruit and some geraniums. Mouth is medium bodied, dry and tastes like it smells. Decent session beer from a brewery that I don’t typically find many good things to say about.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2015
On tap in Chicago. Very pale straw colored body. Very fruity beer. Almost had maybe a raspberry taste too it. Could be passion fruit? Either way, it wasn’t really my thing, but was still a solid beer.


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