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RATINGS: 175   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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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Pours as clear a golden as can be, and has a two finger sized head that dissipates into a cap. Leaves a lot of lacing, and has a ton of carbonation. Has aromas of grapefruit and citrus, and they are very strong. Mildly bitter on the tongue, and goes down very smooth. A very nice, easy drinking session beer, but nothing more.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
screigh (477) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color. Very thin white head. No lacing. Aroma is a sweet tropical hop. Taste is almost juicy and has sweet tropical flavors with a flower like hop taste. A bit of a watery mouth feel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smaynard6000 (661) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Somewhat grassy aroma. Slightly tart bitter flavor. Light bodied. Average.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (1520) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
This beer seemed to be much more potent than it looks on paper. A good and sessionable IPA. A nice hope presence through the finish. I think the flavors could have supported more alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AbbeyRoade (401) - Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Delicious. Incredibly fresh and juicy right out of the can. Full, citrusy piney aroma. Nice sweet full smooth citrusy hop flavor that is resinous and sticky in the mouth. Slightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (564) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2014
12 oz can.
Hazy pale yellow, thin white head, spotty lace.
Aroma is big citrus, tropical fruit and dank hops, pale malt.
Flavor is grapefruit, and orange hops, and some light sweetness to balance it out.
Finish is lightly hoppy. Great session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1561) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Can. Pours a spightly hazy copper color with a fair head and spotty lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit, trace of malt and grain. Taste of grapefruit, tropical fruit, light malt sweetness and bit of grain. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Moderate body, crisp and refreshing. Nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2688) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Clear yellow-gold pour with a thin white head that leaves loose lacing. Aroma is pleasant citrus, caramel and grassy hops. Tastes are melon, grapefruit, grass, floral, caramel sweetness. Quick dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 1, 2014
Can. Big lemon and grapefruit nose. Shiny golden with lace. Bright hop flavor, great citrus and tropical fruits. Light, with prickly carbonation that picks up the hops. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monkeychugg55 (910) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Hazy gold with a white head. The aroma is full of Galaxy hops, strong tropical stone fruit, with some cereal malt notes in there as well. The flavor is smooth and closely resembles a session IPA. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (269) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Tasted from tap. Pours a clear golden with white head. Good lacing. Great citrus aroma. Grapefruit, passion fruit, mango. Taste is also nice citrus flavor. Similar flavors to nose with a nice sweet malt backbone. Moderate bitterness with mild to moderate sweetness. Very good american pale ale. If you love citrus and tropical fruit pale ales, you'll love this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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