Style: Session IPA
ABV: 5.1 IBU: 36
Two Brothers Brewing Company Sidekick
What the brewers say
“Sidekick extra pale ale is a golden colored ale that is loaded with juicy citrus and passion fruit hops aroma yet balanced with malt and hops character. A true companion.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Fresh tropical fruit—mango and pineapple—with a touch of light tangerine citrus. Some esters of berry or stonefruit. Light malt is bready and delicate. Slightly catty and piney hops aroma. Catmint and catnip aroma. A bit piña colada–like, along with earthy undertones.”
Flavor: “Full assertive hops flavor— resinous and sticky with earthy, grassy notes from dry hopping. Bitterness might be a tad low, but nice. Hops are catty and dank with a bit of skunk.”
Overall: “Tastes like fresh hops. Lots of juicy tropical hops flavors—is that Mosaic? Very tasty—easy drinking without being boring. Some drinkers will lock into this hops profile and feel right at home, even though my palate is not as big a fan. A pleasant and harmless beer that won’t distract you from the task at hand—drinking lots and lots of it.”
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