Paddy Pale Ale - Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
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3.73/5 rDev +7.2%
This can was traded to me by the ever-generous Kegatron.
Fairly vigorous pour at about 45 degrees, it left me with a 1.5 finger width bright white head. Tiny bubbles rise from the glass forever, a nice effect. Good head retention and some quality lacing exist. The beer is a slightly hazy light orange.
Big dose of citrus in the nose, with some sprucey flavors, caramel, and stale bread. Bit of a spicy/herbal hoppy aroma at the end as well. More complex than I expected.
Front end brings a good deal of sweet and sticky caramel, which blends up into some good citrus in the mid-range, and then the aftertaste is full of pine/spruce. Pretty strongly flavored for a pale, but could be a little more cohesive on the whole.
Mouthfeel seems about the right consisty, it's a bit oily... I had imagined that it maybe should have been a little more poppy on the tongue though. Still, pretty good.
Fairly enjoyable to drink. It's not shy or introverted, it's bold and wants to tell you what it's all about. Overall I was pleasantly surprised, as it is better than the "Random Pale Ale from a brewery I've never heard of" usually is. No alcohol presence is really here, either.
09-15-2010 06:37:57 | More by Bubba83
3.4/5 rDev -2.3%
Thanks to GDBEERMAN for the can
A - Pours an orange-copper with a thin white head, retention is minimal, slippery lacing
S - Nose is grainy, with bits of corn husk and some toasted malts with a floral hop background
T&M - Hop to malt balance is nice, a bit grainy with the corn husk notes coming through strong. Medium bodied with nice carbonation that makes it a bit "zippy". Hints of caramelized malt with just a touch of buttery flavor. The floral hops make themselves most known in the finish.
D - Not a bad brew at all, with a lot of flavor for a lower ABV beer. A bit on the grainy side for my taste, but not bad.
08-14-2010 01:51:10 | More by ZeroSignal
3.65/5 rDev +4.9%
Pours a hazy copper color with a small off white head that settles to a thin layer with a creamy ring of lacing.
Scent of caramel, apples, a hint of sugar, and mild dry, spicy hops. More malt forward than I prefer, but that does not mean it is bad.
Taste of cereal, caramel, a hint of honey, and mild, somewhat spicy hops. I could drink this often, and I just might end up doing that. I will definitely be supporting local canned beer as long as they can keep turning them out with this level of quality.
Mouthfeel is light bodied with a touch of creaminess and a good level of carbonation.
08-09-2010 22:50:20 | More by paco1029384756
3.53/5 rDev +1.4%
Can opened with only the sound of the breaking metal. Was hoping it wasn't flat. No problem there. With a vigorous pour, i got a smallish, cream colored head and a little lace. Color is a slightly hazy, medium amber. Aroma is mainly malt and caramel with a little hop. Flavor shows the hop more as well as accenting a little citrus and matching the malt sweetness to the bitter. Very good mouth and carbonation works, Finish is bitter enough and yet has enough sweetness to bring you back for another. Could be session if you didn't have a better choice or just wanted a mild PA.
08-09-2010 21:37:17 | More by drpimento
3.38/5 rDev -2.9%
The CANQuest keeps bring me new and interesting beers. CAN you dig it?!?
From the CAN: "Over 100 years ago, two hard-working Irish immigrant railmen mused over a pint about building a brewery. Today, we honor our ancestors' dream with a robust session ale. This AmeriCAN pale ale celebrates the artful blend of imported malts and floral Cascade hops. Alc. 5.6% by Vol. Come visit our pub and restaurant, located 45 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Grab a pint of Paddy beneath the old-growth timberframe and enjoy the time-honored tradition of the local pub." Editor's note: I have been there and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Oooh, another beer anxious to get out of its CAN! I allowed the foam to settle a little bit before pouring. Sure enough, there was plenty of head to go around, creating two-plus fingers' worth of thick, tawny head with very good retention. Color was a slightly hazy orangish-amber. I could definitely smell the Cascade hops on the nose. It makes me darn glad to be reviewing something in a CAN other than AmeriCAN Adjunct Lagers, I'll tell you! Mouthfeel was medium with a heavier malt presence on the tongue than the nose had led me to expect. Finish continued to be more malty than hoppy, but it was still eminently drinkable, plus knowing where it came from makes me more of a fan than something from some gigantic corporation. Cooler worthy, but not worth seeking out.
06-21-2010 19:43:03 | More by woodychandler
3.68/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
06-09-2010 22:51:43 | More by emerge077
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
3.88/5 rDev +11.5%
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.
05-27-2010 03:33:26 | More by GDBEERMAN
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
3.45/5 rDev -0.9%
12 oz. can.
Hazey copper and burnt sienna color with a little bit of sediment floating suspended. The head starts out at two fingers, then mooves an island of film in the center of the beer.
Very mild sweet sugar aroma first. Then medium roasted orange peels and heavy toasted biscuits. With maybe an earthen sprinkle of grass.
The taste starts and finishes dry on the palat through and through. The front of the flavor profile is a little yeasty and malty. Toasted caramel malts, a little grass, and some chalk. The middle is a little more singed orange bitterness, but still a little yeasty fruit and some chalk. The finish is jus yeast and chalk with lingering bitterness.
Not a bad APA, but not one I will be buying on a regular basis.
05-18-2010 04:03:01 | More by scruffwhor
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
Paddy Pale Ale from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.