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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Is an India Pale Ale, a direct descendant of the strong and hoppy ales brewed in England and exported to India.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2004 (Draft) This is the best beer NBC makes. on tap it has a nice thin head great hop aroma ballanced by some malt. Beautifully bitter but not so much you couldnít drink a few. well done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dipsomaniac (3) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014 does not count
A sleeper, for me at least. Nelson Brewingís been around since 1991 and I hadnít had anything of theirs for a long time. Last summer I found a few bottles of Paddywhack IPA in a friendís cabin fridge and was blown away. A great Pacific Northwest style IPA, right in the sweet spot between wimpy IPAís in name only, and the monstrous high-alcohol super-hopped mega-IPAís so many breweries have been putting out the past few years. Those are showy, gaudy freak shows (albeit often yummy) compared to solid class and balance of this Paddywhack IPA. Which is not to say itís mild -- you get that wonderful full blast of aromatic, citrusy Pacific Northwest hops which marks this style, grounded by a just-right mouth bitteness and comparatively light malty body. Itís similar to Central Cityís phenomenal Red Racer India Pale Ale, not just in style (theyíre both classic expressions of the Pacific Northwest IPA) but also in quality. Yes, I said it! This is an unduly overlooked long-standing gem of the BC craft brewing scene which deserves to be rediscovered.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeZasada (314) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2008
Pours an amber witha a diminishing frothy light brown head... grassy hop taste with citrus / fruit tones... made from organic stuff... pretty good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2009
12 oz. bottle picked up in Vancouver, BC. (Somebody had left an unopened bottle in our hotel room....I found it in a dresser drawer.) Pours a hazy amber color with a cream colored head. Flavor: Bold hops, grapefruit, and a hint of spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2000
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2004 Orangey-brown colour, and has a hint of chocolate chip, touch of earthy malt, and lots of C-hop

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2002
Deep copper colour. Extremely pineyhop aroma. Resiny, chewy, earthy flavour, with supporting malt to balance. It smells like fresh hop pellets. Not incredibly bold, but a decent IPA and second only to Treeís of the BC IPAs that I have tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stephen louis (165) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2004
Nice to try a IPA that lives up to its name. On opening and pour noticed the hops first thing. the colour is a nice gold,a big white head that fads to lacing rapidly. on taste:hops up front,grass lemon earth and malt middle,hops at the end.real nice. Good carbonation really tingles the tongue.A very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
Light honey brown to slight burnt orange, massive tan cap with great retention, seems to be a slight haze within the body. Sticky spotty lacing is very nice to see completing the look of the decent looking brew. Sweet candy like hops, and Iím smelling a lemon lime like aroma, nope scratch that its lemon ice tea thatís the aroma Iím picking up lemon ice tea, there is a good maltiness to the sent but lemon ice tea is at the front and most noticeable. Flavor is crisp and lemony with a massive amount of malt and has a brutally bitter finish. No shortage of hops in this IPA, it strange most IPAís have that grapefruit hop flavor this one differs with a lemon one. Surprisingly good brew, this IPA delivers a massive hop bitterness but is still very easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1963) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2012
341 ml bottle courtesy of Eyrish. Clear orangey copper, nice rocky off white head. Grassy citrus hop aroma. Moderate grassy citrus hop bite with a low caramel malt background emerging as it warms. Crisp, pure and clean. Finishes long and bitter. Very nice. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2006 (Bottle) Pours a creamy almond head and a mahogany body. No carbonation. The nose gives off a pine hop and cedar scents with a somewhat prevalent maltiness for a west coast IPA. The flavour is a refreshing malt swimming in Oregan hops. There is another underlying tone of fish sauce as well? A tad thin but not lacking complexity. I believe this is under-rated at 3.38. Quick finish. Very good in my opinion. Thanks Crit my friend!

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