Saturday, June 27, 2009

Paddywack IPA

Paddywack IPA (Nelson Brewing)

Ratebeer 3.34 70th percentile
Beer Advocate B

Taste +3

The nose is a nice balance of aromatic piney hops, but with a little subdued malt/bready sweetness. The gulp starts off with a tame toasted bready sweetness, that is quickly followed with a non-standard hop bitterness. Usually stronger IPAs have a grapefruit and pine resin to them; this brew adds an astringent lemon rind to the mix.

Aftertaste +2

Very long lasting astringent grapefruit and lemon residue that coats the whole mouth.

Alcohol Content +1 6.5%

Value 0

This is a nice IPA but hard to place. If I wanted a nice drinkable IPA, I would get an Brocktons. If I wanted something to smack the palate, I would get a Green Flash. This one sadly falls in the overqualified and under appreciated category.

Ingame Enhancement 0

No game, no witty comments, it's over.

Overall 6/10

This is the beer I got because there was nothing else worth getting at the Queen's Cross CBAW in North Van. Keep on driving to Edgemont Village, much better CBAW there.

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