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Loki - Paddock Wood Brewing Co.

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very good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Paddock Wood Brewing Co. visit their website
Saskatchewan, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: IronDjinn on 01-18-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

PJT, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Erik-P, Aug 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass

A vigorous pour yielded 2 fingers of tan bubbly head and a very clear (filtered?), deep caramel colored body leaving some nice lacing as the head slowly settles. The nose is dominated by a massive malt profile of toasted sweet caramel malt with a secondary focus on floral and spicy hops. On the palate, the toasted malts dominate again sweet, caramel and biscuits that transitions to a relatively one-dimensional hop profile…bitter, dry and slightly astringent. The body is medium with standard carbonation, but the result is slick and a bit heavy. Overall, this is DIPA that is much more focused on the malt profile, which is super tasty, but overpowers the 1-dimensional hop profile.

mtomlins, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

WillAndSarah, May 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

rogerdandy, Apr 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Exeter, Apr 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

FadetoBock, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

kjyost, Nov 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

MylesMac, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

dalehihn, Sep 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

jcubz, Aug 20, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely superb example of an imperial IPA that strikes a near perfect balance between malt and hop attack. Its a hop bomb, redolent with citrus and herbal aromas, but this DIPA focuses on integration and balance rather than a pure leafy attack. Toffee malt warms the palate followed by grapefruit and bitter orange, medicinal herbs, wood, and an earthy depth. A syrupy sweetness lingers along with a satisfying bitterness. The alcohol is well concealed but does appear as you go in the form of a persistent slow heat. If there's a knock on this brew its the absence of more complex tropical fruit hop aromas and flavors but Paddock Wood still works a form of magic with good old Cascade and Columbus. Citra might add another level but why tamper with this sort of balance?

CalgaryFMC, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

IanSpindler, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

CurtisD, Jul 15, 2013
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4.64/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I will be biased on this review, as Loki is by far my favorite Imperial IPA. It manages to perfectly balanace it's ABV and hops to deliever a truly expectional brew. It might just be my personal palate, but I've tried quite a few other Imperial IPA's and none of them manage to find the balance that Loki delivers. If you manage to find this on tap, make sure you order a few pints.

david_wolf, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Tom_Servo, Jun 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

YamagamiTravis, Jun 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

bumchilly25, Apr 06, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

355ml brown bottle with pry off cap poured in a pint glass. From a Big Box o Beer 12 pack mixer with 606, Red Hammer and London Porter.

Copper/orange/amber in colour and clear. Offwhite head is very thin on the pour and quickly recedes to just a thin ring around the edge. Little pieces of lace here and there.

Strong aroma. Citrus hops, herbal hops, caramel malt and alcohol.

Strong citrus hops off the start, quickly morphs into big chewy malts before the alcohol burn hits right before the finish.

Medium bodied with minimal carbonation. Has a bit of an oily quality to the mouthfeel.

Overall, one of the more balanced Double IPAs I've had. It's so drinkable that the alcohol kind of sneaks up on you.

Noxious26, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

schnarr84, Dec 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

shagal, Nov 20, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Catching up on more reviews from notes.
Draft pint at Beer Revolution in Calgary.

This beer is slightly hazy, amber-orange colo. Foamy, off white head, which leaves some thin lace around the glass as it recedes. It has lots of citrus hop smells, but also some toffee or caramel malt. The taste has the same caramel malt, and lots of bitter citrus, earthy, leafy hop goodness. Low level of carbonation, smooth, slick (but not flat). Piny hop finish. Medium pushing towards full body.
More woody, earthy hops reminded me of an English IPA.
Good, I will have again.

BigBry, Nov 04, 2012
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Loki from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.