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Loki - Paddock Wood Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.02%


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:
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(Beer added by: IronDjinn on 01-18-2010)
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up at Brewery Creek on recommendation from the staff. Really nice to see limited release beers from other provinces show up in BC. This beer looks a little like a barley wine with a slightly reddish tint and a cloudy tinge. The head is small and the nose is hopy but takes awhile to develop. Not as in your face as Half Pints version but still complex and very hoppy this is a nuanced beer. There is almost a sourness to the finish that makes this very different to most DIPAs( good sourness not bad sourness)

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2010 03:40:23 | More by canucklehead
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Jim from Sherbrooke for providing me this sample. Ruddy bronze in colour with a whole bunch of floaties, despite this being a pretty fresh bottle. Not something I expected, and a little bit of a turn off for this style. A finger of creamy beige head that seems to have great staying power. Good amounts of lacing as I drink.

Great hoppy citrus punch to the nose. Very distinct grapefruit aroma. A bit of honey sweetness buried underneath all that hoppiness, but it struggles to stick out.

Big brash hops to the taste as well. To the tongue, the citrus gives way a little to a bit of herbal hops as well. There is a base of malt to ground the hops, but it certainly doesn't make up a big part of the taste.

Body is on the light side, but has an oily quality. The carbonation is a little coarse, but overall it isn't a bad mouthfeel.

I'm a little torn on this one, it has some great qualities and some just okay qualities. I really like the hop profile, but long for just a bit more balance. Definitely worth trying, but I'm not sure I'll be getting any more for myself.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2010 02:50:31 | More by elricorico
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pnkHoody

British Columbia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A guy at the Brewery Creek beer store in Vancouver pointed this one out to me, and I was immediately drawn to its exceptional label -- featuring a simple monochrome fish profile with "Loki" written in medieval, blood-red calligraphy.

I served it at about 10c into a wine glass. The beer is russett-tinged bronze, just this side of clear. What head the double IPA possesses clings sweetly to the glass in a sparse lacing that looks to be there for the night.

The smell is a restrained dose of fruity hops, leaning toward the grapefruit side of the spectrum, but also a deep briney aroma emerges if you get your nose right in the glass. Marmalade too.

First taste is a bit muted, the blend of hops has been carefully selected for balance rather than impact. By my second pour Loki is proving to be a very well rounded DIPA. It has sweet notes, a tart acidity and very complex bitterness than shifts from sip to sip. Main flavour notes are dates, grapefruit, clotted cream and delicate hints of pepper -- alcohol is largely absent. A mildly oily mouthfeel contributes to the evolving flavours.

This is an exquisitely balanced DIPA. It has a somewhat undecidable character -- I couldn't write my flavour notes until I'd slurped and circulated pretty much the whole bottle. An unkind reviewer might say "nondescript", given Loki's reluctance to put its eggs in any particular basket, but I'm inclined to call it enigmatic.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 07:39:59 | More by pnkHoody
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jim at Sherbrooke and Steve from Paddock Wood for the sample!

This beer was brewed to show support for Saskatoon's The Ultimate Power Duo getting invited to perform at the Olympics in Vancouver Feb. 17-19. You know you've made it as a band when you get to play such a high profile event AND get a beer brewed for you as well in the same year, let alone a few month's time.

Comes in a 341 ml brown bottle. Pours out a cloudy orange/light amber, like a marmalade. Tall loose creamy off-white head that slowly settles to a thin frothy cap.

Sweet creamy smooth aroma, biscuity malt, faint toasted notes, orange citrus, floral and grassy hops. Faint butterscotch diacetyl, but it doesn't detract.

Impressive balance in the flavour, the hops almost immediately kick in, but the malt backbone is strong enough to keep it in balance. Rich bready malt up front is immediately joined by citrus and floral hops, pine resin picks up in the middle, herbal and earthy on the finish, although in the aftertaste it sweetens up again with bready, biscuity malt and floral, orange notes. Low-lying character of grapefruit rind pith.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, low carbonation, smooth and creamy for the most part, some thin spots.

Probably the smoothest and most approachable of the Canadian DIPA's I've yet to sample, ringing in at 80 IBU's it is balanced, with an equal presence of malt and a fairly refined hop bill. Definitely not a runaway train of hop madness, this DIPA is civilized.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 05:08:42 | More by IronDjinn
Loki from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.