606 India Pale Ale | Paddock Wood Brewing Co.

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606 India Pale Ale606 India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
Saskatchewan, Canada

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by demcorhip on 11-18-2006

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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 80
Photo of funkengruven
4.32/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A surprising find at "The Beer Store", this beer poured a color I would describe as halfway between amber and ruby with some subtle head and lacing. Smell starts sweet, then hoppy, and finishes with a malty aroma. Taste is quite nice. I find the hops are well balanced against the malt, making for a sweet, slightly bitter start with a malty grain finish. The hops don't seem to linger too long in the aftertaste making this actually quite refreshing and not at all over the top like some other beers of this style.

I enjoyed this, and will likely get it again.

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Photo of canucklehead
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I actually really this beer because it is an English take on an IPA rather than the now usual PNW style. Mid gold with a nice head you get hops off the nose but no grapefruit or citrus. The beer is a dry spicy take on the style and oh so drinakble. I will use this as a change from Tree Hophead et al. that I usually drink.

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Photo of DoctorStrangiato
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 355-ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - dark copper coloured beer with a thin, although lacy, foam head with various-sized bubbles.

Smell - raging malt butterscotch with obvious hop background. Outstanding bouquet.

Taste - very even taste with a solid malt center before giving way to the steady, bitter finish. Lots of grapefuit-citrus hops thrown around in there.

Mouthfeel - even but not smooth, a rough-edged IPA offering that stays crisp but doesn't have the same character as others in the style.

Drinkability - very enjoyable, a few of these would hit the spot in late-winter, early sping.

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Photo of Garin
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bang on for what I expect, appearance-wise: a nice thick sticky head floats on top, leaving copious lacing as it sinks. Moderate carbonation sparkles up through a golden brown beer.

Citrusy hops dominate the nose, with a hint of caramelly malt underneath. Toasty/bready aromas build.

Solid maltiness gives a firm base for a nice even hops bite that is aggressive enough without being stupidly over-the-top. My goodness, a balanced IPA! And it has a nice creamy but not overly-heavy mouthfeel too! I guess the extra bit of alcohol lightens it up a bit.

Overall, the 606 is bang-on for what I expect. Nothing is especially *noteworthy* except for what I perceive to be the care taken in making a balanced IPA that doesn't give in to fashionable over-the-top hopping.

Hats off Paddock Wood, it's a fine beer that I will enjoy frequently.

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Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Unfiltered and understated carbonation-that's good! A holiday surprise from BigBrye. Pours an attractive juicy dark orange, with no head perhaps affected by the weather. Mature hop with C hop, and malt aroma. Taste, with a medium mouthfeel, amarillo and other hops. Like a souped up 1.5 English IPA.Lacey. Recommended and underated. Had a couple again in 2011 LCBO and liked the drinkability.

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Photo of demcorhip
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jan 2008:

These guys kick ass. Packaged on the 3rd of this month according to the sticker on the 6 pack (thanks for the info!). Picked up at 10 to 9 at the good old liquor board store on 8th St on a Saturday night.

A dark amber, tinged with bronze. Gentle pour barely raised a head over this mildly carbonated ale. No retention or lacings, but this was not a problem with other bottles sampled on this trip.

Biscuit with hints of honey and caramel, and a touch of grapefruit also present in the nose.

Damn tasty. Biscuit and whole grain crusty bread, a touch of honey sweetness and leseer nuances of caramel. Very clean and very deceptive hop bitterness, hint of apricot compliments the grapefruit very nicely.

Somewhere between light and medium bodied. Hops deceptively smooth, yet manage to leave a pleasant tingle on the palate as the bitterness lingers long into the finish with hints of pine resin. Perhaps too well balanced, but then again perhaps not.

Insanely drinkable and sessionable IPA. The clean and deceptive hop bitterness allows for the subtle qualities of this brew to shine through. A good and approachable example of the style, one that would be very easy to enjoy all night long.

Another interesting brew from Paddock Wood. The hops have an interesting way of sneaking up on you. Not as in your face as the American IPA style, but the hops are definately there, and their presence grows as the beer is enjoyed.

Old review:
Poured a slightly hazy ale with the colour of reddish copper tinged amber. Nice 1 finger off white head formed on the pour. Thin yet intricate lacings graced this finely carbonated brew.

Nice malt aroma of bready, toasted biscuit. Hops present in the nose, but while they have a big presence its not huge. A pleasing, pronounced, floral grassiness, leafy earthiness, and a touch of white grapefruit great the nose.

Have to say that the hops have an interesting way of subtly building while drinking this ale. The solid, toasty character of the malt backbone is nicely complimented by the hops. Their leafy, green character is mildly resinous, and carries an initially mild white grapefruit bite which seems to gradually build as this ale is enjoyed. Im definately wishing I was lucky enough to have tried the dry hopped cask version of this ale.

Well made and well balanced ale. Solid malt backbone nicely balanced and complimented by slightly resinous hops, whose lingering bitterness grows and becomes more apparent as the ale is drank. The fine carbonation is another nice compliment to this light to medium bodied brew.

A very drinkable and very sessionable brew. Would make great session fare and also a great brew for an introduction to hoppier brews. Very nice toasty malts and leafy and slightly resinous hops. Will be looking for this again when I make it west again!

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Photo of augustgarage
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Courtesy of northyorksammy (thanks!). Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Princeton orange cloudy gradient bleeding into lighter shades of orange peel and eventually amber. A smattering of ivory forms a lasting collar and microscopic slick. Decent lacing.

Caramel malt, herbaceous hops, brine-suffused sea air, green papaya, and kiwi in the nose. Very inviting.

Moderately grassy English hops backed by a dry biscuity malt base. A straight-forward, clean, yet rich flavor profile. Dandelion greens, iris, white tea, and other floral notes come forward, no one standing out from the others. Faint toffee from malt perhaps in the finish. Well balanced and distinctive.

Medium-light bodied, with light but persistent carbonation.

While I'm not that familiar with the specific style in question, this is an excellent beer and seems to adhere well to the guidelines. Who knew you could find something this tasty in as far-flung a place as Saskatoon?

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Photo of Voonder
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nice dark amber colour with thin whiteish head. Really nice looking. Smell - citrusy hops mostly, a little spicy. Taste pretty much the same, citrus, spices, nice hoppiness. Mouthfeel - nice amount of carbonations, very smoth beer. I guess it's pretty drinkable too, I could easilly take few of those down. Overall, it's very nice beer, very well balanced and quite enjoyable. I'm starting to like Paddok Wood brews, they really have a character.

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Photo of trevorwideman
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle given to me by demcorhip and sampled from a pint glass.

Pours a clear light orange colour, mild carbonation gives about 1/4 inch of head that dosen't stick around much but leaves just a little patching lace. Typical but not too dynamic. Aroma is very light with floral hops, juicy fruity aromas, apple and a little pear. A bit of pepper and then some husky grain in the background. Very nice, but just not all that potent.

Flavour is quite lovely, typically subdued English IPA flavour with some resiny hops, a little piney, a little floral, and backed up by a enormously enjoyable husky, grainy malt presence. Lovely balance, and even though I enjoy a hop bomb, this is a great interpretation of this style. Carbonation isn't obnoxious and about right on. Drinkability is downright amazing, and a few pints of this would slide down super easily.

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Photo of peensteen
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange-amber colour, thin soapy head, slight lacing left behind. Malty citrus, citrus hops and a spicy lemon zest like scent in the nose. Tastes of citrus, nice bitter hops, a nice malt puts this in check and finished with a dry fruitiness. Medium to thin mouthfeel thats nice at first but then is a little watery. Overall solid brew, nice hoppy english IPA.

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Photo of Noxious26
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Copper-orange and just a little hazy. Cream coloured head is 1/2 inch on the pour and recedes to a few islands with strings of lace down the sides.

Strong scent of hops in the aroma. Mostly citrus and pine. Grapefruit, lemon and pine with a hint of caramel.

Bold hops off the start. Some malty balance through the middle then back to a bitter hop finish of pine. Citrus, malt and caramel blending smoothly in a long lasting piney hop finish.

Medium bodied with minimal carbonation.

One of my go to beers when I can get it. Not outstanding, but very solid and satisfying.

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Photo of bobsy
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber with a small off-white head, and some decent lacing. The aroma is a mix of hops in a herbal slightly spicy character and malt, in the form of biscuit. There's also a touch of citrus, mineral and flowers in there, and the whole package reminded me of a really well-made cask bitter. The taste has a nice mild bitterness, but the hops shine in providing a wonderful floral and earthy aspect to the brew, along with the expected citrus. The biscuit malt body also shines, and helps to balance things nicely. Medium body and carbonation.

This is a very well balanced beer, but not with the large amount of bitterness that I've come to expect from an IPA. Its very much in the English style, and demonstrates a refined subtlety. Thanks Alex!

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Photo of BDTyre
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice English style IPA. Golden-copper colour with a very thick head. Nice, well-balanced malt-hop smell. Traces of citrus and fresh-baked bread.

Definite lemony-hop flavour with rich, yeast-y and toffee malt flavours. Very easy drinking and enjoyable.

Good carbonation, though sometimes it seems a bit weak. A nice session IPA.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice dark gold/light copper colour with a fluffy, eggshell head of two fingers. Lot's of carbonation. Bright.

S - Early, grassy hops with a quality rye bread, toffee malt backbone. Very mild, but nice.

T - Much more a hop kick than in the aroma. Very piney, resinous hops complimented by a good dose of those malty qualities, most prominently toffee. Good balance.

M - Quite a bit of carbonation, more than necessary. Medium body. Decently bitter finish.

D - Very quaffable. The first beer of the night I actually want to finish. Good balance and a nice dose of bitterness with a good abv make this quite drinkable. I can see this being a go to Canadian IPA.

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

355ml bottle, old-school train engine imagery on the label.

This beer pours a hazy, kind of glassy medium copper amber hue, with two flabby fingers of billowy, foamy, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some broad swaths of dissipating cloud lace around the glass as it quite slowly recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet, biscuity caramel malt, a touch of sourdough, some juicy berry fruitiness, and mildly bitter lemon citrus, herbal, and leafy hops. The taste is sweetly bready, and caramelized malt, somewhat acrid yeasty notes, pithy orchard citrus fruit, and rather zingy leafy hops.

The carbonation is moderate, just a somewhat tightly-wound frothiness, the body medium-full in weight, for the style, and fairly airy in its smoothness. It finishes bready and off-dry, some earthy, leafy hops tamping things down.

Almost more reminiscent of an ESB, the old-world bitterness and biscuity malt testament to that. Well-made, soft, and approachable, this would make a good introduction to the multifaceted world of the IPA.

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Photo of hopsolutely
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Released by the LCBO last year and a truly delightful surprise. Hasn't aged as well as I'd hoped, but notes from last year hold true...

Colour a beautiful, clear amber. Aroma pleasantly hoppy, but taste the definite highlight of this brew. Well balanced hoppy tones; grapefruit, pineapple and mango - with caramelized malts and a delightful bitterness.

An American Pale Ale I am very proud to call Canadian (aside from some effervescence issues when pouring some bottles?)... Well done, Paddock Wood! Can't wait to taste the 2011 release.

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Photo of liamt07
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Pino for giving me a shot at a 6 pack of this from his store, a pleasant surprise. 341ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appears a reddish-orange, with some haziness to the appearance. White head with a bit of lace and mild retention. Nose of pretty fresh hops, mostly grapefruit and a general citrus. Some toffee in there as well. Not complex, but well defined. Taste is fairly bitter initially, some citrus and grapefruit and a caramel toffee malt. Slightly watery in the mouth, with a bitter finish not lasting too long. Pretty good drink.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden copper with an orange hue, finger of head with intense retention and some fine sticky lacing.

S - Lemon and lime hops, reminiscent of iced tea, very sweet, with some light caramel notes on the finish.

T - A wee bit metallic, but the lemon iced tea hops come through nicely. The hops are a little bitter as well, but not hugely offensive. Bready caramel malts linger on the finish.

M - Medium body with decent carbonation, a bit prickly going down and the finish was a tad dry.

D - Solid IPA from Paddock Wood and worth a try to any hop fan. Decent balance between the hops and malts.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid sessional IPA that pours copper orange with some decent off-white foam. Aroma is citrus hops, berries, a bit of sourdough, a touch of caramel. Palate is more impressive than the aroma. Citrus (grapefuit, orange), some sweet caramel malt (but much more subdued than many other IPAs), a lingering bitter like green tea ... In fact, the citrus bitter reminds me a bit of a cup of Earl Gray. Resembles its big brother Loki in being smooth and well-balanced between malt and hops, although I notice some batch to batch variation: At times you get the nice fruity cup of tea and at others there is more harsh bitterness with some pine resin/cannabis notes. Perhaps this is an artifact of my palate. Finish is a bit oily and sweet, pleasant. All in all a very drinkable if mellow beer for hopheads and a good "starter IPA" for your beer friends who need a nudge past macrobrews or wheat ales.

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Photo of david_wolf
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A really great intro IPA. It won;t completely satisfy hopheads, but for someone trying to break into the ever difficult style of IPA, this is a wonderful beer to start with.
It delivers everything you'd want in a classic IPA, but without too much hop bitterness, which might scare away some less than adventerous beer drinkers. It's also one of the more sessional IPA's out there, and Paddock Wood is a brewery that everyone should support and keep thier eye's on.

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Photo of ThatWineGuy
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber, fairly clear with a copper veneer that catches the light and glistens. Tan/beige head was spritzy and looked good on the pour but didn't last long. Smell was of wet hay, shoe leather, but in an okay way. There is the suggestion of hops that could be brought out a bit more than it is; muted hoppiness might be the right descriptor. Malty finish, balanced enough to make a drinkable, although not great, IPA. The world needs more IPA's, not a bad attempt Paddock Wood B.C.

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Photo of vanrassel
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was surprised by the dark copper colour of this beer (though not put off) but a little disappointed when an aggressive pour into my pint glass resulted in little more than a soapy ring of head. Where's the head?

True to the style, this beer is maltier and has more hops than a standard pale ale — and you pick that up in the aroma and flavour. The hops smelled floral and weren't as prominent as the piney, citrusy hops you get in an American IPA and there was a nice malty smell of caramel, toffee and brown sugar. The taste definitely started on the malty side, but the hops kicked in and seemed to build on the palate with each sip.

Another respectable brew by Paddock Wood, which seems to take pride in its work — I particularly enjoyed the stern instruction, "Do not serve ice cold" written on the case.

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Photo of elricorico
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A hard pour generates a very thin beige head on top of a beer that is almost a dark amber in colour. A thin ring is all that remains within only seconds.

The hops smell floral, but don't dominate like you would expect in some IPA's. There is a toffee and toast malt smell within it, that is fairly prominent. Fairly nice in the aroma department.

The taste follows the smell closely. A semi-sweet toasted toffee malt flavour, and a flowery hit of hops. Low bitterness, the sweetness is much more forward here. Pleasant, and interesting.

The mouthfeel could certainly be fuller, but it is not watery. Lively carbonation feels about right for this beer, and compliments nicely.

An easy drinking beer, if it wasn't 6.2% ABV it would be an easy choice for a session. As it stands, it is a nice anytime beer.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured on tap into a 10 oz. pilsner glass at Barley Brother's. From notes.

Bit of a dark amber brown body with a slight hazy appearance, and some gold dark apricot hues. Head is quite creamy and almost nitrous looking with one finger presented and lots of lacing while finishing.

Nose has a big mushy fruit sense of tropical and herbal notes. Lots of mushy mango, papaya and soft tropical body. It's a bit odd in a way and not very bright though, almost as if it was over ripe rotten hop fruity sensations coming off.

Palate has more of a malt backbone and toned down hop angle. Very dry airy malt, with washing tropical hop softness on the mid palate. Lots of dense cookie and biscuit sensations more like a thick English Bitter. Mouthfeel continues those notes with a very creamy and chewy English Bitter quality. Aftertaste has limited hop flavors and minor aromas of pine and herbal tea. The tropical notes hit matching the nose on first sips but wash away quite quickly.

Overall it's a well made beer but for an IPA even for English it's lacking some hope presence (which some might say and could be argued it's more to style) a bit, but it's quite decent.

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Photo of bryehn
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled in March?!?! Ugh, oh well here goes. Finally available in my town thanks to North American Craft. Maybe I should have waited for the next batch.

Pours a clear, rusty amber colour with a generous light tan-coloured head that takes a good 7-10 minutes to burn off, leaving a healthy amount of lace and a small collar in its wake.

Smells of caramel sweetened, toasted malts and has lemon, pineapple and orange citrus notes. Dark floral tones and an earthy hint as well.

Fairly well-balanced, though a syrupy dark caramel taste is most prevalent. Nice citrus tang at first, a fruity, cherry-like laste on the tongue and a crisp lemon-orange citrus finish.

Medium-bodied with a low carbonation. Long-lasting collar provides a creaminess on the tongue before an oily feeling takes over on the back of the tongue.

Considering its ancient by IPA standards, this beer is still quite good. The solid malt backing and cherry tone balance the citrus hop flavours and give it a nice mellow character. Will certainly try again and can't wait to get a fresh one.

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