Rye IPA | Paddock Wood Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
Saskatchewan, Canada

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Noxious26 on 04-12-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by markaberrant:
Photo of markaberrant
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a bottle of the original Centennial Rye IPA. Brewed sometime (???) in 2005, with a best before date of June 2007. Limited to 800 bottles.

341ml bottle served in a tulip glass.

Pours a clear dark orange. 1/2" tan head forms and eventually drops to ring. Nice lacing down the glass.

Smell is caramel sweet first, then citrus hops. I pick up some bready notes as well. While it's not exploding with aroma, it is full and thick.

Taste starts out with sweet carmel and some fruit, then turns to grapefruit hop bitterness. The dry, spicy rye shows up in the finish, but I doubt I could have picked it out if I hadn't had rye beers before.

Mouthfeel is quite syrupy to start, but the finish is lip smacking dry. I love it.

Drinkability is high on this one, but watch out - the alcohol is extremely well hidden.

Another winner from Paddockwood. Complex and full of flavour, yet easy to forget you are drinking an 8.5% beer. I wish the rye stood out a bit more.

I know this is an aged bottle I am reviewing, but I wish they would brew an IPA that is dominated by hops. All of their IPAs are very good, but none of them seem to provide that hop explosion I'm looking for.

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Photo of vanrassel
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

What red-blooded Canadian drinker doesn't appreciate a little Crown Royal or Canadian Club every once in awhile? Making a beer with rye malt seems like a natural, and for the most part, Rye IPA works.

It poured copper-coloured with a bubbly head that had good retention and left some sticky sheets of lace on my glass. The smell was good for an English IPA, dominated by caramel and toffee malt aromas, with more subdued floral hops underneath.

Sweet caramel and toffee took the lead in the taste, which yielded then to some bitter grapefruity hops in the middle. The finish was mellow and slightly woody and smoky, like a good rye whiskey. The progression between the different sensations was jarring at first, though things did improve as I continued to sip.

Like some of the other Paddock Wood beers I've had, this one seemed to lack cohesiveness. I think things would improve either with some fine-tuning on the brewer's part, or maybe with some aging on my end.

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Photo of elricorico
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep dark orange in colour, with a little bit of sediment, but mostly clear. A very aggressive pour produced a finger of creamy ivory head. Sticky lacing on the glass as the head recedes.

The smell has a lot of citrus, but not the same that I generally find from big IPA's. It brings to mind orange marmalade, there is definitely an extra hit of sweetness mixing in with the hops.

First thing I notice from a mouthfull is the thick feel of this beer. A real heaviness to it, almost syrupy. Carbonation feels a little light, but it is probably because of the weight of the beer.

The taste is like toasted bread with caramel spread on it at first. Quite malt heavy for an IPA. The finish has ample hops, citrus and floral. May be a hop bomb, but the malt seems to keep it in check. Alcohol is notable, but subtle, making this go down pretty easy.

A good beer, not what I expected. The mouthfeel sticks out as being quite unusual, but nice.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of CBA: Poured a deep cloudy amber color ale with a ice big foamy head with better then average retention. Aroma of medium piney and citrusy hops is dominating. Taste is a mix between some C-type hops and a big malty body with a mix between some caramel malt and some rye. Body is quite full with some limited filtration and no alcohol was discernable even though it is quite high for the style. Overall, this is a nice take on the style but would have love a bit more hops in the mix.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got two of these in a Paddockwood variety pack.

Pours out a deep rich clear amber, small amount of off-white foamy head.

The rye is very apparent on the nose, very earthy, a bit nutty, even somewhat smoky. The hops are delegated to the background with this IPA.

The malt seems to run the show in the flavour of this IPA as well. Malty rye bread, nuts, with astringent, herbal hops finishing it off. Dandelions on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel ends up in a sort of curious "middle" area, I'm trying to find the words. It's full and light at the same time, thickish yet easily drinkable.

Curious sums this IPA up well, but curious in a good way. Not the typical West Coast hop bomb that many of us are accustomed to, and the choice of rye malt adds a brand new dimension as well.

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Photo of BigBry
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Paddock Wood Variety 6 Pack, with 2 Bock, 2 Xocolatl, 2 Rye IPA. 355 ml (slightly taller) brown bottle. No screw off cap, need a bottle opener here.
Pours out a clear, deep amber-brown color. Short off-white, foamy head. Strong smell of hops to start, but also can smell the rye. A bit smoky or nutty aromas. The rye malt is also evident in the flavor. Malty, but with all the herbal and earthy hops expected from an IPA, especially in the finish. Medium mouthfeel, full flavored but still light enough to be easy drinking. Smooth, you can't taste the heat from the 8.5% alcohol. A very unique blend, the rye adds something extra, and keeps it from being the over-the-top hoppy IPAs that seem to all the rage these days. I keep looking forward to more from this Canadian brewery.

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Photo of Noxious26
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle poured in a pint glass. Interesting that this bottle is the same size as the others, but this bottle says 355ml on the label and the others say 341ml. Label displays the Saskatchewan Flag.

Label reads: "Rye IPA is a real IPA - big & bold. India Pale Ales were made strong to ship to India, and high hop levels preserve the beer. Malt cascades initially over the mid-palate, but is followed by a burst of hops and snappy dryness of ethanol. It is richly loaded with flavour, and hop character. The Rye adds a rich creamy texture and subtle grain flavour."

Red-Amber in clour and clear. Beige head is creamy and dense and 1 inch at the pour, but quickly recedes to a splotchy cap and thin ring. Sporadic lacing adorns the glass.

Hops are not as present in the nose as I would have expected. Mostly caramel malt sweetness with a faint hop background.

Fairly mild and subdued flavour for an IPA. Caramel malt at the start with a hop background that shifts smoothly to a mildly pine hop bitter finish with a sweet malt background. Aftertaste is dry and moderately bitter.

Mouthfeel is full with little carbonation. It seems a little thick and syrupy in the mouth, but the aftertaste is quite drying.

This really doesn't seem like much. It's really reserved and mild and I can name a handfull of IPA's I've had that are far superior. This beer isn't bad, but I would call it a pretty average IPA. I wouldn't go out of my way (to another city like I did to get this one) to get another, but wouldn't turn one down either.

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Photo of demcorhip
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first review from memory. Had quite a few of these the last couple weeks. Very yummy stuff, and totally satisfied my craving for rye beer.

Reddish amber, pours with a huge creamy head that wants to stick around. Thickly laced and adequately carbonated.

Bready malts, a touch of caramel, a touch of grainy and spicy rye grains. WIsh there was some more hops, but there was a definate hop presence with a white grapefruit zestiness.

Much like the nose. The rye was definately there to be appreciated in its glory (yes i really like good like rye whiskey). Decently hopped as an english IPA, would be THE shit (in the best way) if they were kicked up a notch or two (yes i prefer the hoppier american style IPA). But this was still a very tasty and hoppy brew.

Wonderfully balanced medium bodied IPA. The rye nicely compliments the barley malts and hops. Some alcohol warmth, and mildly resinous hop bitterness that lingers on the finish.

Insanely drinkable/sessionable. Good crossover fare too for those rye whiskey drinkers. Damn lucky bastards in Saskatchewan, im sure most probably dont know how good they have it. Pretty pricey, but worth it. Next time im visiting my parents in Sask i will definately be grabbing more of this tasty treat.

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Photo of trevorwideman
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

355ml bottle given to me by rudge75. Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a good-looking reddish-orange-brown, very hazey with sediment, lots of carbonation. Unfortunately there's not a lot of head but there is a nice bit of wet lacing, never looks flat. Aroma is not overly hoppy, a little floral sweetness, citrus, juicy fruit. Subdued though. There's a caramel sweetness as well, and a hint of powdery cocoa, lightly roasted milk chocolate and Crackery malt in the background. Nice, but not overly hoppy.

Taste is rich with dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla and roasted malt balanced by a very herbal hop character. Anise, pepper, orange peel and pine. Surprisingly not that bitter, but fairly balanced. I really don't mind this. Palate dries nicely in the finish. Carbonation is about right, but the body is a little heavy. This is surprisingly drinkable for the strength though, and not overly boozy. I think I just miss the all-out hop attack. I expected more bitterness from an IPA this alcoholic.

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Photo of aychbomb
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: poured a slightly hazy garnet color, with very little head poor (no) retention.

Smell: malty and HOPPY. alcoholic. slight diacetyl kit beer like aroma

Taste: HOPS and roasty malt.

mouthfeel: Rather thin body, very little warmingly alcholic.

drinkability: i wanted to like this brew more than i did (after being told it was the best beer avalable here out west) all in all still a very good beer. i realy just expected more from this big beer (did i just get an off bottle? i hope so. ill adjust my review if i found i did.)

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Rye IPA from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 10 ratings