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Paddy Pale Ale - Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.

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Paddy Pale AlePaddy Pale Ale

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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 05-04-2006)
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Reviews by dexterk1:
Photo of dexterk1
3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours from the can as light amber. Is slightly hazy in appearance. Smell is light. It has a little hop odor, but it is surprisingly lighter than anticipated. Mouthfeel is a little lacking. Not much body as it is a little thin. Taste is nice and hoppy. Taste is lighter than you might expect. Flavor is pretty somewhat balanced, however it seems to be a little lacking in towards the end.

dexterk1, Nov 24, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.45/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Mostly clear orange copper with a thin white head that disappears quickly.

Nose: Not much. Grass and a touch of citrus fruit.

Taste: Toast with a pinch of grapefruit marmalade and some pine.

Mouthfeel: Light, slick, wet.

Drinkability: Why bother?

DaPeculierDane, Mar 26, 2007
Photo of 77apm
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

77apm, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Twifiter
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Twifiter, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of kingcrowing
2.53/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz can poured into a Duvel tulip.

Pours a hazy to almost muddy light brown/amber. Head is small and light brown, theres some light sediment on the bottom. Nose is quite good, it's fruity, fresh and hoppy.

This is super bland, it's like carbonated water with some hop extract or something. After a bit it starts to have a bit of body but a lot of it is just the carbonation. It's not offensive or bad there are just no good qualities either.

kingcrowing, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.03/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer has a very hazy deep copper body with a creamy beige head that boils away before I get the glass to my lips. The beer is a bit too dense to see much carbonation.

S- The aroma of caramel malt is dry with a green hint in the finish. Otherwise it is a pretty clean nose.

T- This beer has a watery taste with dry Munich malt and biscuit hints with a grainy note to follow. There is a bitter green hop finish that lacks much flavor, but lingers for a bit.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a flat texture on the tongue but a tight fizz in the finish.

D- This beer has a dry caramel note that takes on a bit of a cardboard hint but that is about the extent of the flavor. The aroma is a little better but there just isn't much hop flavor at all.

rhoadsrage, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of mdaschaf
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Wendall for this can!

A: Pours a hazy orange with a billowy beige head, huge head, largely because the can had been in the mail the same day. Lasts for a few minutes and then reduces to a thin cap on top. Lacing forms all around the glass.

S: Very nice, hop forward nose for a pale ale. Very floral with plenty of citrus fruit. A little bit of biscuity malt and caramel as well.

T: Not as hoppy as the aroma lead on, but there is still some citrus fruits including orange peel and a little lemon. Some light caramel and biscuit malt.

M: A little thin, but easy drinking with moderate carbonation.

O: Solid pale ale, would have like the aroma to translate to the flavor a little bit, but an easy pale ale from a can? I am always a fan of that.

mdaschaf, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of Beezee
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Beezee, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Snow81
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Snow81, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Imperial pint glass

A: Deep amber color , with good head retention, which is light white with a thin head. Slight sediment is present.

S: The aroma is subtle, but complex, with flavors of layered hoppiness.

T: A malt presence is presented after the first hops are detected. The balance between malts and hops, rank this with other great APAs. A good session mild bodied beer.

M: A good bitterness, witch is finished with a creamy mouthfeel.

D: The drinkability of this beer is great, lighter than other bigger APAs, but a nice mild bodied taste. The cans help to.

GDBEERMAN, May 27, 2010
Photo of WoodBrew
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Paddy Pale Ale from Onion Pub is a refreshing american style pale....not too East coastie and not too west coastie....a great tweener. The beer poured a orangish copper with good slightly off white head. The smell includes fresh piny hops. The taste is a decent balanced beer with slight piny twangs. The mouthfeel is medium body beer with good carbonation...overall NICE!

WoodBrew, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Cooper
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Cooper, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.1/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in the regional GIF. Thanks

Poured into a shaker pint. Nice eggwhite head with decent lacing. Cloudy orange color. Could benefit from a cleaner fermenting yeast or a filter.

Aroma is nice and hoppy. Cascade mostly. Citric for sure. Smells great for a pale

Taste is good. Don't know about all these other reviews. But I feel it's one of the better pales I've had. Amost like an IPA though. Pretty hoppy. Citrus hops. Nice dry finish. No yeast flavors like others have reported.

Mouthfeel is dry in the finish. Good carb.

Overall a tasty pale. Wish I could buy this in 6ers by me.

PeprSprYoFace, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of zoolou
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

zoolou, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a very hazy golden copper, with 2 fingers of foamy dirty looking white head. This settles down into about a ¼ finger of retention, leaving back a spotty cascade of soapy lace. The aroma is grassy and citric, with some fresh notes of bitter fruit coming out, along with a touch of spice and light herbal accents. Some gentle bready sweetness sits in the back but mostly hangs with the citrus flavors.

The taste is bitter with citrus peel, and to a lesser extent grapefruit, with a backing of grainy sweetness from those pale malts. This definitely has a bit of a dirty aggressiveness to this that you can really feel on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied overall with a crisp and relatively smooth feel. I think that the herbal textures here actually thin the body out a bit but this still retains enough of a presence in the mouth and stays readily drinkable.

This was actually pretty decent and brought a bit of a down & dirty grittiness that helped this rise above your standard Pale Ale. At first I felt like this wasn't giving up enough flavor but it eventually won me over some more by the end of the glass.

Kegatron, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of Hurkie70
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Hurkie70, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of ironwill54
2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

ironwill54, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of mac10thmtn
2/5  rDev -42.5%

mac10thmtn, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of george42
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

george42, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.55/5  rDev +2%

-can. spiegelau ipa glass.

(3.40) A: Feverish effervesce with dancing macro-particulate matter within an princeton orange colored body. Bready, one inch oatmeal tinted head has an average rate of retention. Capping dissolves with no lace stickage on vessel.

(3.20) S: Aroma was caramel-orange with a hint of wild onion grass. Less then moderate strength and weakens rather quickly.

(3.60) T: Flavor was caramelized orange and onion grass hopping as with the nose. Resinous spruce and pine, sweet floral orchard hops, spicy tarragon alcohol with buttered toast. Malt sweetness with warming cypress and some briary-stemmy notes.

(3.25) M: Average mouthful, spicy with average carbonation.

(3.55) O: Overall interesting flavor, keeps you guessing with a spicy, herbal hopping with an intriguing combination.

beerthulhu, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

review #1400

Can from local Whole Foods.
Happy to see another local brewer canning!

Into a 12 oz. pint-shaped glass, it has a hazy russet orange tone. Darker in the center, and almost fading into yellow at it's edges. There's not much in the way of lacing, but there's some. Five minutes after the pour, a broken skim hangs on the surface.

Bready pale malt in the aroma, lightly sweet and biscuit-like. Vague earthy, grassy hop note that could be more assertive.

Lightly bitter from the hops, which come across mostly grassy and herbal, with a minor twinge of citrus peel. The pale malt dominates, but it isn't overly sweet or heavy. Some tea leaf and toasted barley husks. Carbonation is even but moderate, giving it a subtle bite. 2-3 on a warm day sounds about right.

Local easy-drinking session alternative to SNPA.

emerge077, Jun 09, 2010
Photo of jsh420
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

pours hazy amber orange with a big 2 finger white head that left lacing all down the glass

smell is out of this world for a 5.6% pale - tropical fruit hops mango, citrus, and pine

taste is a minor let down (tad thin and a tad sour) - good balance between the hops and malts -first your hit with the frutiy hops that are not bitter at all then the pale slightly sour malts come through next and end with an ashy aftertaste

mouthfeel - this is my second beer from this brewery and again this beer is very close to flat - maybe they shoud change to bottles and bottle condition

drinkability is very good - this beer is low abv - will not destroy your tastebuds but has the flavors that rival some ipas - i would drink this over a SNPA everytime

jsh420, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

mdillon86, May 18, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. 5.6% ABV, no date.

A - A bit too hazy, Paddy isn't see-through (but that could be protein chill-haze) but otherwise offers a good golden-orange color. The head is an off-white pile with an initial two-finger stature and good retention. A thick collar of lace is left on the glass.

S - Paddy has a distinctive nose of floral and citrusy American Cascade hops with nice underlying complexities of biscuity pale malt and caramel notes. The hops smell nice and fresh with a small green finish.

T - The maltiness falls away a little bit leaving only some pale flaky biscuit notes. The hops are left to fend for themselves but the largely lemon citrus and floral kick needs backing up.

M - The malt lacking in the flavor leads to a drop in mouthfeel quality. It's medium-light bodied and feels a bit thin on the tongue. Some nice bitterness comes across the finish but even with the carbonation it just seems flat.

D - The aroma is good but this needs a little more clarity and a lot more malt presence. The hops are good and it's drinkability is decent. It's a good start but needs some work.

BeerFMAndy, Sep 29, 2010
Photo of u2carew
2.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz can.
A) Pours with a finger thick white head. Tight and good retention. Settles slowly, leaving a nice lacing at the edge of the glass. Bronze in color. Murky body with visible sediment. Thin lacing and semi-sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Peach. Pineapple. Quite the fruity aroma.
T) The flavor profile on this is a bit weak. Very little at first then half way through picks up some pleasant malt sweetness liken to caramel, but is quickly taken over by a hop bite that rides out to the finish and lingers in the aftertaste.
M) A bit thin up front, feels watery. Light side of medium. Very fizzy - masks over some of the flavor and dominates the mouth feel.
O) An alright brew. I don't think I'd go back to this one unless in a bind. The body is weak. Too much fizz.

u2carew, Jun 17, 2011
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Paddy Pale Ale from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.