606 India Pale Ale - Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
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Reviews by pootz:
3.53/5 rDev -4.1%
Poured a clouded deep burnished copper with minimal head but decent lacing qualities.
Nose is woody-earthy hops with some light citrus, under rich caramel malts.
Profile: Good dose of caramelized Maris otter in the front... toffee-like tastes joined by cedar hops to balance...midway the malts get toasty, the hops get lightly citrus then the finish is dried up a bit as the hops get lightly bitter against the sturdy malt backbone.
A decent IPA but not the big Pac NW IPA I expected...if I closed my eyes it could be a double for Heritages Sgt. Major.
06-12-2007 00:45:56 | More by pootz
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3.83/5 rDev +4.1%
355ml bottle, old-school train engine imagery on the label.
This beer pours a hazy, kind of glassy medium copper amber hue, with two flabby fingers of billowy, foamy, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some broad swaths of dissipating cloud lace around the glass as it quite slowly recedes.
It smells of semi-sweet, biscuity caramel malt, a touch of sourdough, some juicy berry fruitiness, and mildly bitter lemon citrus, herbal, and leafy hops. The taste is sweetly bready, and caramelized malt, somewhat acrid yeasty notes, pithy orchard citrus fruit, and rather zingy leafy hops.
The carbonation is moderate, just a somewhat tightly-wound frothiness, the body medium-full in weight, for the style, and fairly airy in its smoothness. It finishes bready and off-dry, some earthy, leafy hops tamping things down.
Almost more reminiscent of an ESB, the old-world bitterness and biscuity malt testament to that. Well-made, soft, and approachable, this would make a good introduction to the multifaceted world of the IPA.
08-18-2010 01:18:41 | More by biboergosum
3.95/5 rDev +7.3%
Unfiltered and understated carbonation-that's good! A holiday surprise from BigBrye. Pours an attractive juicy dark orange, with no head perhaps affected by the weather. Mature hop with C hop, and malt aroma. Taste, with a medium mouthfeel, amarillo and other hops. Like a souped up 1.5 English IPA.Lacey. Recommended and underated. Had a couple again in 2011 LCBO and liked the drinkability.
12-15-2007 23:27:28 | More by Sammy
3.95/5 rDev +7.3%
Courtesy of northyorksammy (thanks!). Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.
Princeton orange cloudy gradient bleeding into lighter shades of orange peel and eventually amber. A smattering of ivory forms a lasting collar and microscopic slick. Decent lacing.
Caramel malt, herbaceous hops, brine-suffused sea air, green papaya, and kiwi in the nose. Very inviting.
Moderately grassy English hops backed by a dry biscuity malt base. A straight-forward, clean, yet rich flavor profile. Dandelion greens, iris, white tea, and other floral notes come forward, no one standing out from the others. Faint toffee from malt perhaps in the finish. Well balanced and distinctive.
Medium-light bodied, with light but persistent carbonation.
While I'm not that familiar with the specific style in question, this is an excellent beer and seems to adhere well to the guidelines. Who knew you could find something this tasty in as far-flung a place as Saskatoon?
03-29-2011 07:08:28 | More by augustgarage
3.25/5 rDev -11.7%
A - a clear copper with a tall pillowy off white head that dissipated to random lacing up the glass
S - strong with citrus, grassy, and spicy hop notes, bready malts, and candied fruit
T - strong grapefruit citrus hops, the other hop notes are very light, subtle bready malts
M - low to medium carbonation, somewhat thin, very citrus bitter tartness (too much?) finishing dry
D - the nose suggest a nice hop mix, but the tart citrus and bitter seems to drown everything else out, still a decently drinkable beer, but nothing compared to their Loki Double IPA
09-09-2010 04:40:25 | More by joemcgrath27
3.68/5 rDev 0%
I was surprised by the dark copper colour of this beer (though not put off) but a little disappointed when an aggressive pour into my pint glass resulted in little more than a soapy ring of head. Where's the head?
True to the style, this beer is maltier and has more hops than a standard pale ale and you pick that up in the aroma and flavour. The hops smelled floral and weren't as prominent as the piney, citrusy hops you get in an American IPA and there was a nice malty smell of caramel, toffee and brown sugar. The taste definitely started on the malty side, but the hops kicked in and seemed to build on the palate with each sip.
Another respectable brew by Paddock Wood, which seems to take pride in its work I particularly enjoyed the stern instruction, "Do not serve ice cold" written on the case.
05-11-2007 21:50:16 | More by vanrassel
3.68/5 rDev 0%
A hard pour generates a very thin beige head on top of a beer that is almost a dark amber in colour. A thin ring is all that remains within only seconds.
The hops smell floral, but don't dominate like you would expect in some IPA's. There is a toffee and toast malt smell within it, that is fairly prominent. Fairly nice in the aroma department.
The taste follows the smell closely. A semi-sweet toasted toffee malt flavour, and a flowery hit of hops. Low bitterness, the sweetness is much more forward here. Pleasant, and interesting.
The mouthfeel could certainly be fuller, but it is not watery. Lively carbonation feels about right for this beer, and compliments nicely.
An easy drinking beer, if it wasn't 6.2% ABV it would be an easy choice for a session. As it stands, it is a nice anytime beer.
05-15-2007 01:34:34 | More by elricorico
3.68/5 rDev 0%
Poured on tap into a 10 oz. pilsner glass at Barley Brother's. From notes.
Bit of a dark amber brown body with a slight hazy appearance, and some gold dark apricot hues. Head is quite creamy and almost nitrous looking with one finger presented and lots of lacing while finishing.
Nose has a big mushy fruit sense of tropical and herbal notes. Lots of mushy mango, papaya and soft tropical body. It's a bit odd in a way and not very bright though, almost as if it was over ripe rotten hop fruity sensations coming off.
Palate has more of a malt backbone and toned down hop angle. Very dry airy malt, with washing tropical hop softness on the mid palate. Lots of dense cookie and biscuit sensations more like a thick English Bitter. Mouthfeel continues those notes with a very creamy and chewy English Bitter quality. Aftertaste has limited hop flavors and minor aromas of pine and herbal tea. The tropical notes hit matching the nose on first sips but wash away quite quickly.
Overall it's a well made beer but for an IPA even for English it's lacking some hope presence (which some might say and could be argued it's more to style) a bit, but it's quite decent.
12-28-2013 15:46:59 | More by smakawhat
4/5 rDev +8.7%
Bang on for what I expect, appearance-wise: a nice thick sticky head floats on top, leaving copious lacing as it sinks. Moderate carbonation sparkles up through a golden brown beer.
Citrusy hops dominate the nose, with a hint of caramelly malt underneath. Toasty/bready aromas build.
Solid maltiness gives a firm base for a nice even hops bite that is aggressive enough without being stupidly over-the-top. My goodness, a balanced IPA! And it has a nice creamy but not overly-heavy mouthfeel too! I guess the extra bit of alcohol lightens it up a bit.
Overall, the 606 is bang-on for what I expect. Nothing is especially *noteworthy* except for what I perceive to be the care taken in making a balanced IPA that doesn't give in to fashionable over-the-top hopping.
Hats off Paddock Wood, it's a fine beer that I will enjoy frequently.
02-11-2008 04:57:35 | More by Garin
3.5/5 rDev -4.9%
Translucent, seriously hazed nutty amber in appearance, tall frothy slightly off-white head with impressive retention and thick chunky lacing in its wake.
Sweet, almost sugary malt on the nose accompanied by grassy, light grapefruit rind hops.
While the malt is present, the hops seem to be the main attraction here, light toasted biscuity malt overshadowed by a refined and well-behaved blend of hops, earthy, grassy, mildly herbal with a good zip of grapefruit and pine. The hops politely linger on in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is fairly light and lightly carbonated, seems more watery at times than it should be, yet at the same times deceptively gives off the impression of lending itself as a good session ale.
Almost seems more like an assertively hoppy pale ale, or a sort of hybrid IPA (a bit of English hop elements, a bit of American hop elements). Enjoyable, though not overly memorable, however would make a good intro or midway IPA for those getting their palates adapted and familiar to this style, it won't blast out the tastebuds with aggressive hops, all the while with the hops still remaining the predominant character.
09-28-2009 07:07:08 | More by IronDjinn
3.75/5 rDev +1.9%
Thanks to Pino for giving me a shot at a 6 pack of this from his store, a pleasant surprise. 341ml bottle poured into a pint glass.
Appears a reddish-orange, with some haziness to the appearance. White head with a bit of lace and mild retention. Nose of pretty fresh hops, mostly grapefruit and a general citrus. Some toffee in there as well. Not complex, but well defined. Taste is fairly bitter initially, some citrus and grapefruit and a caramel toffee malt. Slightly watery in the mouth, with a bitter finish not lasting too long. Pretty good drink.
01-21-2011 03:15:29 | More by liamt07
3.53/5 rDev -4.1%
Thanks to Voonder for this one!
Pours deep reddish amber with a a thin tan head that stays, leaving some rings of lacing.
The smell is herbal, lightly floral, slightly citric with a mild biscuity, caramelish background.
The taste is on the hoppy side - a floral, herbal citric bitterness with caramel, almost chocolatey malty sweetness that lets go to leave a bitter, almost aspirin-y, finish. Malt is in the back, not quite in a rounding way.
It has a medium-body.
A relatively modest, for style, abv of 5.4% listed on the label. It has a touch of a bitter bite. An interesting hybrid of English and American style IPA.
10-23-2008 21:51:36 | More by jwc215
3.58/5 rDev -2.7%
Brown bottle, alcohol listed at 5.4% on the label.
Color is clear, dark amber / orange. Thin white foam that quickly didsappears, no lacing to speak of. Smell of citrus hops and some sweet malt behind. Taste has the biscuity malt and lots of hop flavor. Slightly bitter finish with a smooth aftertaste. Good mouthfeel, seemed to be lots of carbonation. Could easily be a nice sessional, easy drinking.
Though not as bad as Keith's IPA, it isn't like the big hop IPAs that seem to be coming out. An all aroung good English style IPA.
01-01-2008 16:04:58 | More by BigBry
3.65/5 rDev -0.8%
355 mL bottle from TBS; packaged May 17 2012. Probably the only Saskatchewan-made beer available locally, seeing this one on the big board was a bit of a surprise - but I am always pleased to see another IPA available in town. Served only slightly chilled.
Pours a bright, clear orange-copper colour, topped at first with two fingers of puffy, frothy, off-white head that wilts away gradually over the following minutes. Left in its wake is a doily-pattern coat of lacing, and a smooth, even cap on the surface. The aroma is dominated by biscuity, bready malts and caramel, with some piney, vaguely citrusy hops to round it out. Decent for the style; nothing particularly notable.
The flavour is approachable, but definitely English in character and not something that will impress a lot of hopheads. As with the aroma, the flavour is mostly malty, with toasted bread, buttery, biscuity malts and caramel comprising the backbone. Grapefruit rind and some pine sap from the hops come forward in the finish. Dry aftertaste, with some lingering caramel maltiness. Medium-bodied, with mild carbonation and an exceptionally smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable for an IPA, with the low-ish abv probably being a big reason for that.
Way better than Brewhouse - the only other SK-made beer I have reviewed previously. This is about as sessionable as an IPA gets, but flavour-wise it's not really a stand out in the category and not the sort of thing I'd go out of my way for. Reminds me of a lighter Dead Elephant or maybe Hops and Robbers - serviceable and fairly tasty, but nothing more.
Final Grade: 3.65, a respectable B grade. Paddockwood's 606 IPA is better than 95% of the stuff at TBS, and if you are a fan of English-style, malty IPAs, you should certainly consider it worth a try. This isn't the freshest IPA I've ever had, but it's definitely one of the most drinkable. Something I'd like to try on-tap some time, and an enjoyable selection for my 350th review.
08-15-2012 03:17:12 | More by thehyperduck
4.03/5 rDev +9.5%
Poured a 355-ml bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - dark copper coloured beer with a thin, although lacy, foam head with various-sized bubbles.
Smell - raging malt butterscotch with obvious hop background. Outstanding bouquet.
Taste - very even taste with a solid malt center before giving way to the steady, bitter finish. Lots of grapefuit-citrus hops thrown around in there.
Mouthfeel - even but not smooth, a rough-edged IPA offering that stays crisp but doesn't have the same character as others in the style.
Drinkability - very enjoyable, a few of these would hit the spot in late-winter, early sping.
02-16-2010 03:30:11 | More by DoctorStrangiato
3.95/5 rDev +7.3%
Pours nice dark amber colour with thin whiteish head. Really nice looking. Smell - citrusy hops mostly, a little spicy. Taste pretty much the same, citrus, spices, nice hoppiness. Mouthfeel - nice amount of carbonations, very smoth beer. I guess it's pretty drinkable too, I could easilly take few of those down. Overall, it's very nice beer, very well balanced and quite enjoyable. I'm starting to like Paddok Wood brews, they really have a character.
10-01-2008 03:25:51 | More by Voonder
606 India Pale Ale from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.