Paddys American Pale Ale | Paddy's Pub And Brewery

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Brewed by:
Paddy's Pub And Brewery

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 06-19-2004

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by tobeerornottobe:
Photo of tobeerornottobe
3.15/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours quite nicely, decent cm of white bubbly head. Medium deep golden colour.

N: Wheaty and slightly sweet, pleasant because not too bitter.

T: Not too heavy, good balance of malt and hops. Slight sweetness is enjoyable.

M: Smooth, not too heavy, good carbonation.

In my opinion a good effort for this style of beer, well balanced with no craziness.

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Photo of rastaman
3.48/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looked delicious in the glass, glowing orange amber, foamy head. Nice American hops in the nose, aromatic. Delicious orange rind, lychee, pine in the flavour, dry, bitter finish. Some slightly obvious Aussie-ness about it, but nothing i was too concerned with. This place is cheap as, and there beers are pretty tasty. Kind of an RSL meets trucker bar vibe going on, which was interesting.

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Photo of vancurly
3.43/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dunno if I'm reviewing the same beer as Rasta.
It's certainly English Style, and named simply Pale Ale.... not APA.... so not sure.

a) Pale amber, white thin head
s) Initially too cold to tell, but warms to pungent spicy/wild hops
f) Definitely English style, some briar/lantana hoppiness, cara/crystal character. Faint afteraste of apricot, and a very faint burnt match note also. Distinctive, bitter.
m) Lightly creamy, balancing the wild hop & bitterness
d) Not for everyone. I am attracted to it's hop complexity, yet would look at other offerings for a session.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a reddish amber clear with strong carbonation. Head is nice, foamy and dense white and great retention. Looks like a great pale ale.

Nose is decent, a fair fruity aroma with slight pineapple and banana, a little caramel and butterscotch. Fruit is a little oversweet like it's rotting, and could use a bit more grounding from more earthy hop notes.

Taste is not bad; quite sweet on front with caramel malt and a touch of vanilla. Hops are noticeable more on the back than on the nose, quite earthy and resinous with a slight woody note - almost cardboardy actually. Not a perfect blend with mild diacetyl on the mid-palate that then turns unexpectedly bitter after. Fair fruit on mid as well but hidden behind buttery sweetness. Not too bad, but yeah, seems a bit hodgepodge at times, just the flavour coming from various places without a clear palate structure.

Mouthfeel is a bit rough at times with that strong carbonation very detectable through the relatively thin body. Leaves fairly clean though.

Yeah, a decent drop. Not the most pleasant flavours all the time, but a decent pale. Not sure i'd want to sink one of theae after work every day.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.4/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Slightly cloudy amber body. Frothy yellow white head dappled with tight bubbled on the top. Only a single stream of carbonation in the body, but it looks pretty good overall.

The nose is a rather surprising melange of malt and vanilla, very sweet and sticky. There is a slight hint of fruit to it, but more like stewed and reduced compote - certainly not the tangy tropical characters of pineapple or passionfruit. It's more like a big, rich bowl of vanilla icecream.

Taste is a bit better. There is certainly still the smooth perplexity of that vanilla, but there's a pleasant hop bitterness to balance it a little. It's not quite as sharp or astringent as a normal Australian Pale, but it's not bad. Mouthfeel is a little flat, taking it closer into uncarbonated cask-drawn English ale territory, but it's pretty suitable.

It's a drinkable beer, with a nice sharpness. It is lacking something though, and that vanilla character is really quite odd. Not quite sure where this sits in the scheme of things.

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Photo of dgilks
2.16/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Hazy, cloudy, pale gold colour with a small white head. Nice lacing.

Mild diacetyl and malt aroma. No hops. Disappointing.

Butterscotch, malt and not a lot else. No hop character and only a mild bitterness. This is not really the APA it claims to be.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Too cold.

A very poor APA with no real hop character and serious diacetyl issues. Not all that pleasant.

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Paddys American Pale Ale from Paddy's Pub And Brewery
3.14 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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