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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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BA SCORE
80
good

111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 58
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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mac10thmtn


2/5  rDev -42.5%

01-08-2013 03:51:02 | More by mac10thmtn
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

2/5  rDev -42.5%

A: hazy golden orange to light amber, smallish creamy head.
S: citric, floral, resiny hops, doughy pale malts. a bit muted.
T: an off sourish, astringent character overshadows the lighlty sweet biscuity malts and moderate hop bitterness.
M: puckering and dry. light bodied, moderately carbonated.
D: something is off with the sourish character of this. a drain pour, sick that i had to suffer through an entire sixer of this.

05-23-2010 14:22:11 | More by MrMcGibblets
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ironwill54


2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

12-17-2012 03:21:09 | More by ironwill54
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

2.45/5  rDev -29.6%

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?

03-26-2007 13:59:49 | More by DaPeculierDane
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

09-27-2012 15:21:14 | More by TheBigBoy
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barnzy78

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

11-28-2011 05:40:09 | More by barnzy78
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Michael914

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

04-19-2014 07:55:28 | More by Michael914
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kingcrowing

Vermont

2.53/5  rDev -27.3%

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.

11-22-2010 00:28:31 | More by kingcrowing
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Wisconsinality

Wisconsin

2.58/5  rDev -25.9%

12oz can poured into standard pint.

A- A nice cloudy orange that has a quarter inch of head that dies down quickly but leaves some good spotty lacing around the glass.

S- Big hops for a pale ale. Immediately reminds me of Furious. Nice biscuit presence and some white bread. Pretty balanced in the smell.

T- The comparison to Furious stops here. The hops are much more muted but there is still a nice breadiness and a little bit of wet cardboard.

M- Thin bodied and pretty much no carbonation. Seems quite watery. I know they are new to canning so this could be the issue.

D- Initially I was excited when I cracked the can but that was short lived. I think I would reach for this after I have had a few and couldn't taste anything.

10-22-2010 15:11:24 | More by Wisconsinality
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trbergman

Illinois

2.73/5  rDev -21.6%

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a pale orange with one finger of rocky off-white head.

S - Toasty, biscuit malt with herbal/floral hop aroma. Somewhat subdued.

T - Palate basically follows from nose, with the addition of a tea-like flavor and astringency. The beer also has an odd sour note. Hop flavor is grassy and floral and there's a low level of bitterness.

M - Medium body, astringent.

D - Not particularly bad, but nothing much going on, either.

06-09-2010 04:05:36 | More by trbergman
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portia99

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -15.8%

12oz can...an impulse buy - a new can I hadn't seen before - figured what the heck, give it a try. Poured into a Brooklyn snifter.

A - Pours a muddy and yeasty, particulate laden dirty amber color. Very minor attempt at forming a head which ultimately falls short and creates only a sticky collar of white foamy bubbles and some lacing on the glass.

S - Cool, spearminty hops with some citrus and grass. Malt presence is light with a hint of sugary sweetness. Interesting overall with a fairly unique hop aroma...a little odd, but I kinda like it.

T - A bit of hop bitterness up front kissed with sugary sweetness. Hop flavor is bland at best with only the faintest of citrus. Really not much there to the flavor. Thought it might be a bit cold coming out of the fridge, but it just doesn't change as it warms.

M - Medium bodied with a fizzy carbonation of medium strength. There is a certain coolness from the minty hop character...no real flavor, just a feel association more than anything.

D - Not really one I'd go back to, but it isn't offensive either. Just simply not that much flavor here. It really has a very low sensory involvement here. Drinks like water more than anything else.

12-01-2010 01:09:36 | More by portia99
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u2carew

Massachusetts

2.98/5  rDev -14.4%

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.

06-17-2011 00:28:22 | More by u2carew
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Twifiter

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.8%

10-15-2012 20:44:00 | More by Twifiter
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3/5  rDev -13.8%

10-22-2013 19:05:05 | More by Kahlerbock
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Matthewpakula

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.8%

06-09-2013 20:30:51 | More by Matthewpakula
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NateMac13

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-14-2014 01:45:49 | More by NateMac13
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lackenhauser

Maryland

3/5  rDev -13.8%

Cloudy, somewhat milky orange sort of color. Not much carbonation visible. Little aroma-hoppy enough and grassy to make itself noticed but not much more. Ok hop bite and a malty presence for sure. Rather pedestrian and almost has a "homebrew" like quality to it. Soapy tasting. Body seems a bit thin. Overall rather average. lacks the little umph that would make this a better US. Overall has a long way to go. Maybe a good beach beer in cans-not much more.

10-10-2010 01:35:25 | More by lackenhauser
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-11-2011 22:31:01 | More by jenray
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Tafyob41

Missouri

3/5  rDev -13.8%

03-22-2014 05:46:37 | More by Tafyob41
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -12.9%

(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.

06-06-2011 21:52:12 | More by rhoadsrage
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -11.5%

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.

11-24-2011 02:13:37 | More by dexterk1
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aerozeppl

New York

3.13/5  rDev -10.1%

A: hazy amber color with a half finger of white head with some decent lacing.

S: Floral hops with just a touch of citrus. I read portia99's review and he said spearamint hops and I thought he was crazy. He is not. It is there and weird but not bad.

T: The flavor is not as good. Starts off with a little sweetness and then goes into just bitterness for balance. You do not get any of that floral hop or citrus taste. You get the malt but not much else. Kind of bland.

M: A little bit thin and the carbonation was kind of weird but not in a bad way. Soft is how I would describe it.

D: This was a hey there is a beer in a can I have not tried purchase. Only got one. A decent beer but nothing about it makes me want to have another.

12-12-2010 19:24:32 | More by aerozeppl
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -9.5%

Can poured into an imperial pint. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for this one!

(A)- Pours a very cloudy orange color that produced a minimal tan head.

(S)- Some citrus of lemon/lime and pineapple. Some damp wood components.

(T)- Same as the smell. Some good citrus, but otherwise has a very prominent woody profile.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Good citrus, but with an overpowering damp wood notes. Some bitterness.

(D)- Not a bad pale ale. Drinkable and easy to put down, but needs some balance instead of all the wood-like characters.

11-04-2010 17:14:12 | More by sweemzander
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.2/5  rDev -8%

Can poured into my pint glass.

A: Bright yellow gold with a just a touch of orange. Full three fingers of bright white head. Thick gobs of lace remain. Solid retention.

S: The aroma is great. Lots of citrus and pine. Very fragrant. Just a hint of malt can be picked up. This nose reminds me a lot of Furious. That's a huge compliment in my book.

T: Well the flavor sadly didn't follow the nose at all. Very bland. Mild pale malt with an acrid bitterness in the finish that seems off.

M: Rather thin and almost flat. Hardly any carbonation.

D: Overall this one needs some tweaking. I understand this is their first attempt at canning so hopefully they iron out the kinks.

10-15-2010 02:19:26 | More by beerwolf77
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -8%

12oz CAN into a pint glass after work.

A- A hazy orange rust color with some gold around the edges. Foam rises up to about 1/2 in inch of off white cream colored foam, dies quick, no stick.

S- Very weak pale malt, barely disernable, hops are in a word, light, some earthy and grass, nothing large. Not pungent.

T- Very relaxed pale ale here. Not much to explain here except faint pale malt and a whimper of earthy hop taste, that barely exists.

M- Light bodied, light carb, went down smooth, could use a jump start, falls flat.

D- I tried it and it is what it is, easy drinking light and refreshing and a good beer to start your down and dirty drinking, a stepping stone.

This just came into Philly a day ago, there is no dating of any kind on here, is it supposed to taste like this?

01-27-2011 04:30:04 | More by BARFLYB
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Paddy Pale Ale from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.