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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

123 Ratings
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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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 05-04-2006)
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Photo of zeff80
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear copper color with a one-finger head of bubbly foam. It left minimal lacing.

S - Very citrusy nose. Some sweet caramel.

T - It tasted of citrus - mostly orange. Some toasty malt flavors.

M - Crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale.

O - This is an okay pale ale. Very citrusy.

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 mac10thmtn
2/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of ironwill54
2.25/5  rDev -35%

Photo of esullivan880
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of illini4x4
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Twifiter
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of sdonegan
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of RblWthACoz
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.

Photo of PopnLoads
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of countchunkula
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Hurkie70
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of fergster75
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

A. Hazy orangish-amber in color with a two finger foam head that lasts for a minute or two but leaves no lacing behind at all.

S. Light levels of citric and pine hopping on top of a light toffee malt aroma.

T. Flavor is more floral and caramel than the nose would suggest. Well balanced and refreshing, if not terribly complex compared to other PAs on the market.

M. Medium body and carbonation.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.6/5  rDev +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.

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!

Photo of areich6
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Fairly dark compared to most IPA's. Pour resulted in quite a bit of head, a little more than an inch. As the head recedes it barely leaves any lacing and settles down to form a pleasant looking white, foamy film over the beer.

S: The smell is quite good I think, the hops shine through and are pretty strong, in a good way.

T: Disappointment given the promising smell. Barely hoppy at all, a very short bit at the beginning that quickly gives way to more corny, light beer flavor in the middle and end. The taste does not linger in the mouth at all afterI swallowed it

M: Light, with very slight carbonation. Not much else to say.

O: Not terrible, but very below par compared to many other APA's one could buy.

Photo of pschul4
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up this can in a mix 6 from binnys, not expecting much

A- Looks great so far! Nice murky orange with a 1" white head

S- Whoa. People hate this? This smells amazing! Tons of big citrusy hops attack my nose, hopes are at an all time high right now

T- ...what? I don't know what this tastes like but I do know that it is a big let down compared to the smell. Some hops mixed in with a weird medicinal taste, perhaps from the can? Almost tastes a little sour

M- Tons of carbonation which might be whats ruining the flavor of this beer. Could be a little smoother

O- Looks and smells great, it's down hill from there. This is worth a one time experience but won't be buying again

Photo of Beezee
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of hilgart1
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Duff27
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bright white thin head on a cloudy orange body. Nice head retention and spotty lacing.

Yummy orange citrus smell to it, I like it.

More citrus from the hops, more lemony than oranges though. Overall the malt flavor profile is a little weak.

A little thin on the mouthfeel, good carbonation.

A decent offering from the Onion Brewpub, good drinkability anyway. Not worth seeking out, there are better Pale Ale options available.

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