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Loki - Paddock Wood Brewing Co.

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88
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
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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Reviews by demcorhip:
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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mom for bringing this treat from the prairies east. Its relatively dark, a deep murky amber. Despite sitting in the fridge for days there is quite a bit of suspended yeast and sediment. A thin head formed on a relatively vigorous pour, and quickly subsided. The thinnest collar persists, but im not going to be holding out for much lacing here. Im pleasantly surprised though, the thinnest and most intricate webs of lace are forming.

A very nice nose. Somewhat tame for an IIPA, but also has more depth and complexity than most. The grapefruit character from the Cascades is quite apparent, and predominates. The Goldings are also quite evident, and play well with the malt to help produce an intriguing woodsy character, the hint of toffee and pale malts is quite inviting.

This is a damn tasty brew. It is certainly quite hoppy, although not an all out hop assault. The taste doesnt have any surprises which werent hinted at in the nose. What im really enjoying here though is the interplay between the Goldings and hint of rich malt with the nuances of toffee. This is an interesting strong ale that shapeshifts, displaying the character of american and english IPAs and american and english barleywines. I suppose thats about what one could expect from Loki.

A hop forward ale that is just bitter and hoppy enough to qualify as an american IIPA. Certainly bitter, a nice touch of resinous resinous hops and a nice tongue stripping feel. The touch of rich malt and english hops are an interesting touch, and has me hoping that PW brews us a barleywine one of these days. If the malt body was a touch richer and more substantial this would be one fine barleywine. Im almost tempted to try cellaring this, while considered a beer crime for most IIPAs, i suspect Loki could be more forgiving and just take on a new form with tasty results.

A very interesting brew that i certainly recommend to anyone who likes exploring the twilight zone at the border of IIPA/barleywine. Quite drinkable, im thoroughly enjoying this multidimensional, complex shapeshifter in the guise of the IIPA. When mom goes home ill send her back to PW for another 6 pack. I want to see what a little time will do to Loki, although if readily available id certainly go back for more fresh samples.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2010 01:30:01 | More by demcorhip
More User Reviews:
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-20-2014 05:48:20 | More by Howlader
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 17:44:25 | More by mtomlins
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-29-2014 21:12:20 | More by WillAndSarah
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-10-2014 17:56:03 | More by rogerdandy
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-05-2014 08:23:11 | More by Exeter
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-08-2014 00:53:17 | More by FadetoBock
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-14-2013 03:58:10 | More by kjyost
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

11-11-2013 22:03:59 | More by KeeganRohovich
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MylesMac

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-01-2013 23:48:55 | More by MylesMac
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dalehihn

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

09-20-2013 16:56:15 | More by dalehihn
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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3/5  rDev -24.2%

08-20-2013 01:02:30 | More by jcubz
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

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?

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 02:18:19 | More by CalgaryFMC
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

08-05-2013 03:57:54 | More by IanSpindler
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

07-16-2013 14:05:24 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-15-2013 16:09:51 | More by CurtisD
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david_wolf

British Columbia (Canada)

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2013 00:15:57 | More by david_wolf
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Tom_Servo

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

06-13-2013 01:00:43 | More by Tom_Servo
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-11-2013 02:23:11 | More by YamagamiTravis
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-06-2013 22:34:05 | More by bumchilly25
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Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 04:53:38 | More by Noxious26
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-25-2012 07:09:46 | More by schnarr84
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

11-20-2012 21:45:46 | More by shagal
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2012 20:53:23 | More by BigBry
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TheBeermin

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-03-2012 20:59:16 | More by TheBeermin
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Loki from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.