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 couldn’t drink a few. well done Dipsomaniac (3) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014 does not count
A sleeper, for me at least. Nelson Brewing’s been around since 1991 and I hadn’t had anything of theirs for a long time. Last summer I found a few bottles of Paddywhack IPA in a friend’s cabin fridge and was blown away. A great Pacific Northwest style IPA, right in the sweet spot between wimpy IPA’s in name only, and the monstrous high-alcohol super-hopped mega-IPA’s 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 it’s 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. It’s similar to Central City’s phenomenal Red Racer India Pale Ale, not just in style (they’re 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. joerockhead (2) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2017 does not count
A great organic BC IPA. Decent body and flavor although it could use a touch more hoppiness for my taste. Award winner with good reason. JoeZasada (317) - 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! 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.
Oakes (18209) - 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 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 Tree's of the BC IPAs that I have tried. 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.
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 I’m smelling a lemon lime like aroma, nope scratch that its lemon ice tea that’s the aroma I’m 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 IPA’s 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. Lagerboy (2221) - 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)