I agree 100%. When I bought PA in the pouch I couldn't stand it, but when I bought the tub it was like the difference between night and day. Try mixing it 50/50 with Carter Hall. I find that mix very good.PA is better in the tub, but hard to justify buying a tub to try it out.
Budweiser is also popular right?Back in the days all these U.S Codger blends were highly sought after and well respected here where I live and, even today a 1,75oz pouch of Half&Half in Germany cost 10$ and in Finland 22e per pouch which per se does not necessarily mean its a great tobacco but many so called seasoned pipe smokers seem still liking it,
Count me in the Granger camp. I bought some Briar Fox to try to fill that niche (easy, simple tobaccos you can jam into a cob, light and go), but I'm still preferring Granger over it.I don't hate PA, especially when compared to other Codger burleys. It's nowhere near as good as SWR(a), and I believe all the folks that say Granger is in another league as well, but I'd take PA over Carter Hall, CB, Half&Half, Paladin, Borkum Riff, or anything else at the grocery store(I haven't tried Velvet so can't compare), and place it as equal to Lane Ready Rubbed.
It is a bit cigaretty, but that's part of its charm. Definitely best to leave the pouch open (wide ass open) for a week or 3 to let the pg escape if it's not from a tub.
I get random cravings for PA on the hottest days of summer. It reminds me of being at a baseball game for some reason... good lawn mowin' grillin' out tractor drivin' haybailin' etc, etc. type smoke. If I didn't have the allergic aversion to white burley that I appear to have, I'd smoke it way more often.