Paddywhack IPA
Nelson Brewing Company

Paddywhack IPAPaddywhack IPA
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Nelson Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
English IPA
3.62 | pDev: 9.67%
Mar 04, 2018
Oct 15, 2002
Notes: The perfect premium organic ale that will definitely satisfy the most knowledgeable beer lover. Heavenly hopped to the edge but beautifully balanced, this India Pale Ale is the beer for the hardiest hop connoisseurs. Paddywhack is the NBC staff favourite. Try some nestled with spicy curried prawns. GOTTA THIRST ATTACK CRACK A PADDYWHACK!
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Ratings by Garin:
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Reviewed by Garin from Canada (AB)

3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
It pours a crystal-clear copper gold, with a thin bubbly head that shrinks fairly quickly. On the nose, I find maltiness first, with some fruity/citrus hops underneath. Sweetly floral hops aromas drift up.

The flavour starts out with a malty sweetness and carries a good toasty/bready body through the middle. Solid but not excessive bitterness floats in for the finish.

It's definitely a respectable IPA.
Sep 15, 2004
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Reviewed by hreb from Washington

3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Picked up a 355ml can of Nelson Brewing Company's Organica Paddywhack IPA while in Canada. 6.0% alc./vol/. means "strong beer". Served in a pint glass, it is quite amber in color, with big soda bubbles, and a big tan head to match. A red IPA, perhaps? It's got a classic American IPA citrus hop profile, and there's definitely a malty backbone to support the considerable IBUs.

Quite drinkable but not excellent. I did also try Bent Pole IPA on draught while in Nelson, but unfortunately I don't have notes to compare the two side by side.
Mar 04, 2018
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Reviewed by RJLarse from Washington

3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I bought a six-pack of Paddy Whack IPA in a BC liquor store. $12.50 which is about $9.25 US at the current exchange rate. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a shiny copper color, clear, with a substantial foamy off-white head.

Smell is a balance of sweet bread aromas and some light citrus notes along side. Neither scent really dominates the other.

Taste is also well balanced. It's not a hop bomb like some west coast IPAs and sweet malt flavor has a presence on the palate.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. slightly cloying, but generally a drinkable brew.

Overall I would say this is a very well balanced IPA. Malt and hops compliment eachother, woothout the intense pine flavor of some. I wish I had bought 2 six-packs.
Jul 25, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by BcCraft710 from Canada (BC)

Feb 17, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by fthegiants from California

Jan 29, 2016
Rated: 4.07 by Sathanas from Canada (AB)

Aug 25, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by Kenmac19 from Canada (BC)

Oct 13, 2014
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Reviewed by souvenirs from Canada (BC)

3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
$12.25+deposit for a 6-pack at the BCLS.

A: Copper, with lots of head gradually receding to a few millimetres, leaving lacing around the glass.

S: Straight up West Coast IPA. Tropical fruit, especially melon and citrus.

T: Balance of malts and hops. Nice and bitter. Pine, grapefruit. Caramel malts.

F: Medium body.

O: Solidly good beer that I definitely wouldn't turn down. Still, I can think of better IPAs.
Jun 27, 2014
Rated: 4.11 by ZachT from Canada (BC)

Apr 03, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by harpus from Alabama

Jan 10, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by rogerdandy from Canada (AB)

Dec 11, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by maplesyrup76 from Canada (AB)

Oct 07, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by toddomundo from Canada (AB)

Jun 22, 2013
Rated: 4 by ericj551 from Canada (AB)

May 07, 2013
Rated: 4 by KalanM from Canada (BC)

Nov 29, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by bumchilly25 from Canada (BC)

Jul 19, 2012
Rated: 4.25 by bcchris

Apr 07, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

Feb 17, 2012
Rated: 3 by fizzyted from Canada (ON)

Dec 21, 2011
Rated: 3.25 by chickenm from Canada (BC)

Nov 20, 2011
Paddywhack IPA from Nelson Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 47 ratings