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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
quiksurf (7) - - FEB 25, 2014
A citrusy hop character. Low maltiness supports the hop. Fruity esters vary from moderate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Nice golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, pine, some fruit, & citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, pine hops, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is fairly bitter; Nicely balanced; Pretty good actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3584) - Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2015
12 oz bottle purchased as a single at the Hy Vee near Drake in Des Moines, Iowa. Swirl by stamped 12/30/15 on the bottom of the can. The pour is a hazed yellow gold with a small white head. The aroma is faint grass, dank and a bit of resin. The taste is the nice resin, softly dank with lemon citrus and cereal grain underneath the hop. The palate is light bodied with soft natural carbonation and a dry mineral resin in the soft bitter finish. Solid Pale Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (1587) - SPAIN - OCT 16, 2015
Can 47,3cl / Lata 47,3cl. @ Beer Culture, New York, NY, USA A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio. T/S: Hops, fruity, citrusy, slightly malty / Lupulo, afrutado, citrico, ligeramente a malta.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1654) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 14, 2015
Draught. Clear pale yellow with small foamy off-white head, faint hops aroma, medium carbonation, grassy hoppy flavor, lightly bitter taste, medium bitter finish. Nice but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 16, 2015
This was courtesy of Stykzone This was a 12oz ounce can. Poured gold with a white head. Nose of tropical fruit. Medium, body. Flavor of citrus and the fruit .Tropical fruit in finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2015
12 oz can pours amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit and malts. Taste is caramel and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (776) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3317) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Slightly haze pale yellow. Make sure to work quickly. Beer foams out of the can. Solid apa.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1935) - 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.

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