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

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | 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

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(Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 05-04-2006)
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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of matjack85
4.43/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got a 6 pack of these as a gift, so I can't comment on the price or value. 12oz aluminum cans with no freshness date. The Wild Onion Brewery's website says that this is their company's signature beer.

The beer poured a slightly murky bronze color with a nice 2½-finger white head that lasted several minutes. Lacing was awesome.

The beer has an apricot smell to it with a touch if pine and grapefruit, along with plenty of malt.

Wow, this is full of citrus hop flavor - mostly grapefruit and tangerine. Plenty of biscuity malt for balance and a touch of pine for bitterness. I really liked this.

Light to medium mouthfeel with medium high carbonation that keeps it crisp.

This is a nice refreshing and sessionable beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of BierStein711
4.23/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into pint.

Three finger off white head; mild carbonation, straw gold body.

Smells: grapefruit, pine, and resin.

Taste: pine, hop, grapefruit, and a nice bitter finish is at the end.

Mouthfeel: superb

Overall: this is an excellent beer that showcases dry hopping. I do not think I would commit to a six pack though.

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl oz. can, with no apparent freshness date present. Acquired this oddity as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. I have had other beers from Wild Onion Brewing Co. before and I remember enjoying them, so I'm excited to have this.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a big bright beautiful orange colored body with some tiny specks of sediment and two and a half fingers of fluffy creamy doughy off-white head. Very nice scattered lacing. I gotta say, this looks pretty damn good.

S - Smell is very fruity and floral. Lavender, honey, yeast must, bread dough, some herbal pine, and a slight anise sort of spice in there somewhere.

T - Taste brings in more of the same: dry earthiness, honey, biscuit malt, herbal / floral Cascade hop bitterness, & some lemon / pine citrus zest.

M - Feel is smooth & creamy, crisp & light, with some dry herbal piney bitterness on the finish. Extremely light-bodied and easy drinking, with good carbonation.

Overall, I thought this was a great pale ale. Definitely everything I think a pale ale should be - light, crisp, refreshing, & hoppy. I'm not sure why this has such poor ratings. I guess Wild Onion is pretty small though, and not many people are able to try their beers. I however, will look forward to more.

Wild Onion Brewing Paddy Pale Ale ---4/5.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of vicsju1991
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 12 oz can into pint glass
A - pours a hazy light amber colour, with two finger white head, stays fro a bit, little lacing
S - piney, citrusy, a little light, but perfect for a pale ale
T - light, with a nice hop bite, and a bit of pine as well, nothing too intense, but really good fro a pale ale
M - light, crisp, very easily drinkable
O - a very nice pale ale, wild onion again does not disapoint

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of spunk509
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm not sure what all of these other reviews are so unhappy about. Paddy is a light American Pale. It is not an IPA.

The appearance is pretty standard - light amber with a thin cream head that drops pretty fast.

Smell is obvious cascade. Lots of floral and citrus notes right away.

Taste is mild bitterness. Clear low alpha acid hops added throughout the boil. It's definitely on the lighter side as far as body goes, but this makes it very drinkable. Combined with being in a can makes this a perfect summer drink.

Mouthfeel is a little light. There is a light mineral / biscuit taste in the background but it doesn't balance the hops as well as it could.

Overall I think this is a solid beer. It won't get the everyday craft brew hophead very excited, but it's a beer you could drink several of without being unable to taste your food for a week.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
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!

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3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This seems to cross pretty close to the IPA territory. Fairly intense characteristics. Hops and malts are both there in abundance. The flavor kind of thins out rather quickly. Nice to drink. Could have done with a more rounded out flavor profile, but this is still pretty nice. Always down to try a new canned beer. And a new brewery to top it off.

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3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Photo of Florida9
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A very cloudy chill haze, almost opaque, that clears significantly as the beer warms. Beer itself if a pale tannish orange in color. Pours with a rocky finger's worth of white head. Some decent lacing.

S: Mild amount of pine, grapefruit, and malt.

T: A good balance between pale malts and pine and citrus hoppiness. Moderate grapefruit bitterness.

M: Medium body with appropriate carbonation.

D: An easy drinking Pale Ale that is not offensive, but likewise doesn't offer much in the way of a unique character either. Overall a decent, sessionable, beer.

Photo of jlindros
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pale ale from a can, I hope it's decent.

A fizzy and lightly creamy head rises to about 1/2 a finger and fades semi slowly over super hazy nectar orange color.

The nose brings some nice bright hops, a little pungent and sticky, some light grassy, touch of spicy, and hints of musty resin. There is also a light toasty malt, and strange plasticy like aroma, perhaps this has Simcoe in it.

The taste is creamy and malty, with some decent hops. A little spicy and grassy hops, touch of musty resin, and more of the light plasticy taste, but very light, again I think Simcoe hops. Some light fruits, hint of apricot and tangerine. Some light toasty malts, and some light sweetness. It dries as it finishes but doesn't get too bitter, somewhat crisp, with a hint of lingering musty hop.

The mouth is lighter bodied with lower carbonation.

Drinkability is fairly good, dries well, and leaves a hint of spicy hops and musty hop resin. A very slight sticky quality too.

I was a little surprised by this, better than I expected from a brewery I've never heard before. A decent pale ale from a can, hell yeah!

Photo of jsh420
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
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

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Paddy Pale Ale from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.