Saturday, June 27, 2009
Paddywack IPA (Nelson Brewing)
Ratebeer 3.34 70th percentile
Beer Advocate B
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.
Very long lasting astringent grapefruit and lemon residue that coats the whole mouth.
Alcohol Content +1 6.5%
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.
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.