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606 India Pale Ale - Paddock Wood Brewing Co.

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606 India Pale Ale606 India Pale Ale

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Paddock Wood Brewing Co. visit their website
Saskatchewan, Canada

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: demcorhip on 11-18-2006)
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

ericj551, May 07, 2013
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.7/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A - Half finger head, good retention.
S - Pine, sweet, hoppy.
T - Bit watery, some hops up front, but not the expected sweetness.
M - Little carbonation, bit too smooth for an IPA.
O - Admittedly I'm not a big fan of English IPA's compared to the hoppier versions this side of the pond. That said, the lingering aftertaste and feel of this beer were not pleasant.

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -18.5%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

joemcgrath27, Sep 09, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

MidwestBA, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of kjyost
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle acquired form the MLCC within a few weeks of its arrival. No freshness date, poured into a Perfect Pint glass after 10 minutes of being removes from the fridge.

A:Pours a nice amber with a fluffy white head that drops to a light cap that leaves only small globs of lacing upon the edges of the glass.
S: Earthy hops with a bit of pine. Sweet caramel malts along with a hint of corn.
T: Dank earthiness to the hops, yet not nearly to my expectations of an IPA. Got bready malt backbone with a hint of sweetness.
M: Fairly strong bitterness that balances very well with the sweetness. Bitterness builds on the tongue. Great feel on the palate though as the even-handed carbonation, bitterness and body make it seem not too thin, yet certainly not too thick for the style.
O: Some stuff to love about this beer, but still not up to my expectations. An English IPA hop profile, but still a little more subdued than I would have liked...

kjyost, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of h20mbh
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

look
cooper. standard ipa color.

smell
hops. standard ipa.

taste
the hops never really came through as much as I would have liked. not bad though.

feel
lack of density left me disappointed. not horrible, but just average.

overall
would have liked to give this beer a 4/5 because i'm from saskatchewan where it is brewed. not bad, better than average, but wouldn't go out of my way to recommend. mill st tankhouse ale is better.

h20mbh, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of decimator
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

355ml bottle poured into a pint glass. ABV 5.4%.

A - Poured a slightly hazy gold with orange highlights. 1cm head reduced to surface bubbles. Some lacing.

S - Caramel, pine, grapefruit. Smells like an IPA.

T - Some caramel sweetness and an unbalanced blend of citrus, grapefruit, tobacco and pine. A mild bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body, some oiliness, finish is a bit dry.

O - It's alright but there's something unbalanced in this one.

decimator, Jan 19, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle poured into pint glass may26 2010

A slightly hazy copper color with some suspended particles and mild carbonation floating up to a very fast falling thumbs width of head that left no lace

S fairly sweet with lots of caramel and some biscuit to go along with some mellow hops

T not far from the smell, not as sweet though and that helps it cause, more malt going on here a little unbalanced but nothing to worry about

M a little thin but there's more carbonation in the mouth then you can see in the glass

D I would drink this again but there's a large number of English IPA's I would choose before it

I've had a few beers from this brewer and all have been respectable but not amazing. I can't give you a reason not to try this beer but I wouldn't go looking for it

wordemupg, May 25, 2010
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3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Having lived in Alberta for 6.5 years just a few hours from the Saskatchewan border, I think this is actually my first ever beer from Saskatchewan. Pours a hazy copper-orange colour with thin white head. The head dissipates fairly quickly, mild lacing on the glass. Smells of earthy and citrus hops with a lot of caramel. Mild bitterness in the flavour. Medium bodied carbonation.

kwjd, Jan 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

WillAndSarah, May 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

IronDjinn, Sep 28, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

CurtisD, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Tom_Servo, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

SimonHamm, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

MylesMac, Dec 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Exeter, Mar 24, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

jwc215, Oct 23, 2008
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3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle:

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 Heritage’s Sgt. Major.

pootz, Jun 12, 2007
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3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of northyorksammy. Thanks!
It poured a deep orange colour with a bit of haze, topped by a thin cap of fine whitish foam. A lasting collar produced some sticky lacing. Rich malty aroma, lots of caramel, with balanced floral and grassy hops, perhaps a bit of citrus. Solid bitterness throughout, lingering hop character. Maltiness up front faded towards the end with herbal and grassy hops filling out the flavour. Nice texture, medium bodied with average carbonation, slight dryness. An easy drinking IPA with enough bitterness, but I would prefer a sturdier malt flavour.

DrJay, Mar 27, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - About a finger of off-white head. Honey amber-orange hue that looks really good. Small lacing, little head retention.

S - Pretty toasty aroma. Earthy hops and caramel malt. Some citrus and pine; grapefruit and orange.

T - Starts off with bready, caramel malt, and quickly finishes with bitter, piney hops. Some sweetness and citrus in the finish, with grapefruit and oranges being the most evident again. Overall though, the flavor feels a bit muted. The warm malt is nice, but not very noticeable. But the hop flavor here just doesn't make up for it either.

M - Medium carbonation, with a bit of prickles on the tongue. Medium-to-light body. The hops become a bit drying in the back of my mouth after a while.

D - Nice, drinkable IPA. The malt flavor isn't totally buried under the hops, and the citric and bitter flavors are well balanced. Worth drinking again.

Converge, Aug 29, 2011
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3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Copper with an off-white head, slight retention & lacing.

S: A good hop nose with citrus, grass & a little spice. Some underlying pale malt.

T: Orange, grapefruit & grass; biscuity pale malt with a little nut, modest bitterness for the style, slight cardboard-like oxygenation. Alcohol is well-hidden. It's got the hop flavour and nose, but it's really more of a pale ale than an IPA.

M: Moderate body & carbonation.

D: A good drinker.

Derek, Aug 15, 2008
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3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Very dark amber, slightly reddish, clear. Nothing but a splotch or two of head, no visible carbonation. No lacing.

S - Mostly sweet malt, some biscuit and a bit of citrus hops.

T - Lots of biscuit malt, but a subdued hop flavour. Hops finally make more of an impression in the bitterness and smooth aftertaste.

M - Ok for style. I'm thinking a little more carbonation might give the bitterness more of the bite that I'm looking for.

D - Easy drinking for sure.

This batch was bottled May 4th and dry hopped with Ahtanum, so it's approximately 4 weeks old. The description on the website says it is a "protoype IPA." Last year's 606 was 6.2% abv, this year's has been scaled back to 5.4%.

This certainly isn't the abomination that is Keith's IPA, but like Keith's, the 606 does not live up to the IPA namesake. There is not enough hop aroma/flavour, it's a modest 5.4% abv, and the colour is way off.

I tried last year's bigger version on tap, and it was a lot closer to what I was looking for in an IPA, all it needed was a bigger hop aroma. This version seems like a step in the wrong direction.

The recipe reformulation should have brought about a name change to 606 Amber... a more suitable name to go with what is actually a pretty good beer. I would have scored it much higher had this been the case.

markaberrant, Jun 03, 2007
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3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

BigBry, Jan 01, 2008
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606 India Pale Ale from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.