The makers of the uberfamous Fat Tire are known for their consistently solid beer offerings, and this is no different. Blue Paddle's aroma is unique for the pilsners we tasted, showing low hops and mild bread notes with a slight buttery and musty quality in the background -- interesting to say the least. Straw in color and very clear in appearance, the white, frothy head seems to float delicately atop the beer. The flavor starts bready with a mild sweetness, balanced nicely by mild floral hop notes. The hops also lend a light bitterness to the beer, just tingling the sides of your mouth. Blue Paddle finishes dry, with a lingering bitterness and minor notes of tobacco in the aftertaste. Again, this is a distinctive beer for the style, but is very easy to enjoy with its thin body and mild carbonation.