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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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 80
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.73/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A - Half finger head, good retention.
S - Pine, sweet, hoppy.
T - Bit watery, some hops up front, but not the expected sweetness.
M - Little carbonation, bit too smooth for an IPA.
O - Admittedly I'm not a big fan of English IPA's compared to the hoppier versions this side of the pond. That said, the lingering aftertaste and feel of this beer were not pleasant.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - a clear copper with a tall pillowy off white head that dissipated to random lacing up the glass
S - strong with citrus, grassy, and spicy hop notes, bready malts, and candied fruit
T - strong grapefruit citrus hops, the other hop notes are very light, subtle bready malts
M - low to medium carbonation, somewhat thin, very citrus bitter tartness (too much?) finishing dry
D - the nose suggest a nice hop mix, but the tart citrus and bitter seems to drown everything else out, still a decently drinkable beer, but nothing compared to their Loki Double IPA

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Photo of kjyost
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle acquired form the MLCC within a few weeks of its arrival. No freshness date, poured into a Perfect Pint glass after 10 minutes of being removes from the fridge.

A:Pours a nice amber with a fluffy white head that drops to a light cap that leaves only small globs of lacing upon the edges of the glass.
S: Earthy hops with a bit of pine. Sweet caramel malts along with a hint of corn.
T: Dank earthiness to the hops, yet not nearly to my expectations of an IPA. Got bready malt backbone with a hint of sweetness.
M: Fairly strong bitterness that balances very well with the sweetness. Bitterness builds on the tongue. Great feel on the palate though as the even-handed carbonation, bitterness and body make it seem not too thin, yet certainly not too thick for the style.
O: Some stuff to love about this beer, but still not up to my expectations. An English IPA hop profile, but still a little more subdued than I would have liked...

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Photo of h20mbh
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

cooper. standard ipa color.

hops. standard ipa.

the hops never really came through as much as I would have liked. not bad though.

lack of density left me disappointed. not horrible, but just average.

would have liked to give this beer a 4/5 because i'm from saskatchewan where it is brewed. not bad, better than average, but wouldn't go out of my way to recommend. mill st tankhouse ale is better.

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Photo of decimator
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

355ml bottle poured into a pint glass. ABV 5.4%.

A - Poured a slightly hazy gold with orange highlights. 1cm head reduced to surface bubbles. Some lacing.

S - Caramel, pine, grapefruit. Smells like an IPA.

T - Some caramel sweetness and an unbalanced blend of citrus, grapefruit, tobacco and pine. A mild bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body, some oiliness, finish is a bit dry.

O - It's alright but there's something unbalanced in this one.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle poured into pint glass may26 2010

A slightly hazy copper color with some suspended particles and mild carbonation floating up to a very fast falling thumbs width of head that left no lace

S fairly sweet with lots of caramel and some biscuit to go along with some mellow hops

T not far from the smell, not as sweet though and that helps it cause, more malt going on here a little unbalanced but nothing to worry about

M a little thin but there's more carbonation in the mouth then you can see in the glass

D I would drink this again but there's a large number of English IPA's I would choose before it

I've had a few beers from this brewer and all have been respectable but not amazing. I can't give you a reason not to try this beer but I wouldn't go looking for it

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Photo of kwjd
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Having lived in Alberta for 6.5 years just a few hours from the Saskatchewan border, I think this is actually my first ever beer from Saskatchewan. Pours a hazy copper-orange colour with thin white head. The head dissipates fairly quickly, mild lacing on the glass. Smells of earthy and citrus hops with a lot of caramel. Mild bitterness in the flavour. Medium bodied carbonation.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Translucent, seriously hazed nutty amber in appearance, tall frothy slightly off-white head with impressive retention and thick chunky lacing in its wake.

Sweet, almost sugary malt on the nose accompanied by grassy, light grapefruit rind hops.

While the malt is present, the hops seem to be the main attraction here, light toasted biscuity malt overshadowed by a refined and well-behaved blend of hops, earthy, grassy, mildly herbal with a good zip of grapefruit and pine. The hops politely linger on in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is fairly light and lightly carbonated, seems more watery at times than it should be, yet at the same times deceptively gives off the impression of lending itself as a good session ale.

Almost seems more like an assertively hoppy pale ale, or a sort of hybrid IPA (a bit of English hop elements, a bit of American hop elements). Enjoyable, though not overly memorable, however would make a good intro or midway IPA for those getting their palates adapted and familiar to this style, it won't blast out the tastebuds with aggressive hops, all the while with the hops still remaining the predominant character.

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Photo of pootz
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4


Poured a clouded deep burnished copper with minimal head but decent lacing qualities.

Nose is woody-earthy hops with some light citrus, under rich caramel malts.

Profile: Good dose of caramelized Maris otter in the front... toffee-like tastes joined by cedar hops to balance...midway the malts get toasty, the hops get lightly citrus then the finish is dried up a bit as the hops get lightly bitter against the sturdy malt backbone.

A decent IPA but not the big Pac NW IPA I expected...if I closed my eyes it could be a double for Heritage’s Sgt. Major.

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Photo of markaberrant
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Very dark amber, slightly reddish, clear. Nothing but a splotch or two of head, no visible carbonation. No lacing.

S - Mostly sweet malt, some biscuit and a bit of citrus hops.

T - Lots of biscuit malt, but a subdued hop flavour. Hops finally make more of an impression in the bitterness and smooth aftertaste.

M - Ok for style. I'm thinking a little more carbonation might give the bitterness more of the bite that I'm looking for.

D - Easy drinking for sure.

This batch was bottled May 4th and dry hopped with Ahtanum, so it's approximately 4 weeks old. The description on the website says it is a "protoype IPA." Last year's 606 was 6.2% abv, this year's has been scaled back to 5.4%.

This certainly isn't the abomination that is Keith's IPA, but like Keith's, the 606 does not live up to the IPA namesake. There is not enough hop aroma/flavour, it's a modest 5.4% abv, and the colour is way off.

I tried last year's bigger version on tap, and it was a lot closer to what I was looking for in an IPA, all it needed was a bigger hop aroma. This version seems like a step in the wrong direction.

The recipe reformulation should have brought about a name change to 606 Amber... a more suitable name to go with what is actually a pretty good beer. I would have scored it much higher had this been the case.

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Photo of jwc215
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Voonder for this one!

Pours deep reddish amber with a a thin tan head that stays, leaving some rings of lacing.

The smell is herbal, lightly floral, slightly citric with a mild biscuity, caramelish background.

The taste is on the hoppy side - a floral, herbal citric bitterness with caramel, almost chocolatey malty sweetness that lets go to leave a bitter, almost aspirin-y, finish. Malt is in the back, not quite in a rounding way.

It has a medium-body.

A relatively modest, for style, abv of 5.4% listed on the label. It has a touch of a bitter bite. An interesting hybrid of English and American style IPA.

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Photo of DrJay
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of northyorksammy. Thanks!
It poured a deep orange colour with a bit of haze, topped by a thin cap of fine whitish foam. A lasting collar produced some sticky lacing. Rich malty aroma, lots of caramel, with balanced floral and grassy hops, perhaps a bit of citrus. Solid bitterness throughout, lingering hop character. Maltiness up front faded towards the end with herbal and grassy hops filling out the flavour. Nice texture, medium bodied with average carbonation, slight dryness. An easy drinking IPA with enough bitterness, but I would prefer a sturdier malt flavour.

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Photo of Converge
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - About a finger of off-white head. Honey amber-orange hue that looks really good. Small lacing, little head retention.

S - Pretty toasty aroma. Earthy hops and caramel malt. Some citrus and pine; grapefruit and orange.

T - Starts off with bready, caramel malt, and quickly finishes with bitter, piney hops. Some sweetness and citrus in the finish, with grapefruit and oranges being the most evident again. Overall though, the flavor feels a bit muted. The warm malt is nice, but not very noticeable. But the hop flavor here just doesn't make up for it either.

M - Medium carbonation, with a bit of prickles on the tongue. Medium-to-light body. The hops become a bit drying in the back of my mouth after a while.

D - Nice, drinkable IPA. The malt flavor isn't totally buried under the hops, and the citric and bitter flavors are well balanced. Worth drinking again.

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a little more like a session IPA. Very drinkable but not an immediate standout to me. Bitterness is subdued and no huge aroma. Malt is slightly sweet but finishes relatively clean

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Photo of Derek
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Copper with an off-white head, slight retention & lacing.

S: A good hop nose with citrus, grass & a little spice. Some underlying pale malt.

T: Orange, grapefruit & grass; biscuity pale malt with a little nut, modest bitterness for the style, slight cardboard-like oxygenation. Alcohol is well-hidden. It's got the hop flavour and nose, but it's really more of a pale ale than an IPA.

M: Moderate body & carbonation.

D: A good drinker.

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Photo of MAB
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Canucklehead has got it bang-on in his review. I love the Pacific Northwest IPAs, but this is very nice change of flavor.

It's a bit watery/ thin in mouthfeel but there is plenty of flavor there so it's not off-putting.

Nice head retention, nice color, nice beer.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355 mL bottle from TBS; packaged May 17 2012. Probably the only Saskatchewan-made beer available locally, seeing this one on the big board was a bit of a surprise - but I am always pleased to see another IPA available in town. Served only slightly chilled.

Pours a bright, clear orange-copper colour, topped at first with two fingers of puffy, frothy, off-white head that wilts away gradually over the following minutes. Left in its wake is a doily-pattern coat of lacing, and a smooth, even cap on the surface. The aroma is dominated by biscuity, bready malts and caramel, with some piney, vaguely citrusy hops to round it out. Decent for the style; nothing particularly notable.

The flavour is approachable, but definitely English in character and not something that will impress a lot of hopheads. As with the aroma, the flavour is mostly malty, with toasted bread, buttery, biscuity malts and caramel comprising the backbone. Grapefruit rind and some pine sap from the hops come forward in the finish. Dry aftertaste, with some lingering caramel maltiness. Medium-bodied, with mild carbonation and an exceptionally smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable for an IPA, with the low-ish abv probably being a big reason for that.

Way better than Brewhouse - the only other SK-made beer I have reviewed previously. This is about as sessionable as an IPA gets, but flavour-wise it's not really a stand out in the category and not the sort of thing I'd go out of my way for. Reminds me of a lighter Dead Elephant or maybe Hops and Robbers - serviceable and fairly tasty, but nothing more.

Final Grade: 3.63, a respectable B grade. Paddockwood's 606 IPA is better than 95% of the stuff at TBS, and if you are a fan of English-style, malty IPAs, you should certainly consider it worth a try. This isn't the freshest IPA I've ever had, but it's definitely one of the most drinkable. Something I'd like to try on-tap some time, and an enjoyable selection for my 350th review.

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Photo of MattyV
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice deep amber colour with an average looking and lasting creamy off-white head.
Smells of caramel and delicate lemony/spicy hops, very mild overall.
The first thing I notice is the malt which lends bready and caramel/toffee sweetness. I would say this is moderately hopped, which lacks much of the delicate citrusy flavour from the nose, and instead is largely sharp and piney. Finishes on the dry side and is nicely balanced.
Moderate body and carbonation, nothing unexpected to report in that department.
I picked this up from TBS not realizing it was bottled back in December. That being said, while it seemed to lack a bit of hop punch and aroma (perhaps due to freshness), it is still drinking quite well, and still beats out much of the Ontario craft options in the category.

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Photo of BigBry
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown bottle, alcohol listed at 5.4% on the label.
Color is clear, dark amber / orange. Thin white foam that quickly didsappears, no lacing to speak of. Smell of citrus hops and some sweet malt behind. Taste has the biscuity malt and lots of hop flavor. Slightly bitter finish with a smooth aftertaste. Good mouthfeel, seemed to be lots of carbonation. Could easily be a nice sessional, easy drinking.
Though not as bad as Keith's IPA, it isn't like the big hop IPAs that seem to be coming out. An all aroung good English style IPA.

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Photo of cratez
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle from a six pack purchased at the Hyland Centre Beer Store in London, ON. Thanks for sending this our way, Steve!

Pours a clear copper hue with a thick ring of eggshell white froth and sheets of stringy lacing on the Perfect Pint glass.

Smell is burnt toast, pine, caramel, blood, iron, kiwi, and orange rind. On a previous bottle I detected wet paper and cardboard, and there are trace amounts of both here, which is very unfortunate.

However, the taste is just fine. I get spicy, bitter, and citric hops upfront, some balancing biscuit and caramel flavours mid-palate, and a big juicy, astringent hop bitterness with grapefruit pith and orange peel on the cough. IBUs linger on the palate.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth, medium bodied, crisp carbonation, lush and juicy middle (a little oily) transitions to a snappy hop bite with a lasting, dry finish.

This IPA isn't quite as robust and complex as the great American renditions, but it's still a good example of the style, and one of the better ales available in Ontario right now. Go snag a sixer from TBS and find out for yourself.

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

A - Nice color, rich amber. Finger of off white head. Not great retention, but not terrible either. Surprising clarity for an IPA.

S - Smells of citrus and grassy hops. Most notably lemon with some grassy hops as well.

T - In the IPA scale this one is about midpoint on bitterness. Pretty clean bitterness. Strong citrus flavor. Slightly sweet finish, could be a bit dryer yet.

M - Nice full bodied beer.

G - Good.

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Photo of biegaman
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer is a striking orange-amber that is notably robust; a golden underpinning is revealed in the light along with the full showcasing of its polished, shimmering coppery luster. The pour was concerningly flat, and you almost need a microscope to make out the thin line of white that loops around the surface. I won't be expecting any lacing.

The nose has an optimistic amount of grapefruit flesh and orange skin as well as a faint candy sweetness and a trail of tiny pine needles, much like the one left by a dried-out Christmas tree being taken out to the curb. Amber malts are discernible - as are harder than usual water minerals - but malty toast and sweetness come in moderation.

Not that the aroma was blaring to begin with, but my first few sips give the impression that someone turned the volume of the beer way down. The hops are nearly inaudible, imparting little more than a very faint citrusy character, and the malts too are clammed up, with hardly any flavour, let alone succulence. This ain't no damn library - speak up, boy!

So the flavour is mild, but at least it's pleasant. Unfortunately it's a bit harder to put a similar positive spin on the mouthfeel, but here goes: water minerals are evident and sparkle on the palate (good thing though, the carbonation is almost flat). A faint, fruity zest lingers in the aftertaste, lending a nice earthy note without much astringency or bitterness.

Relative to most American (and increasingly Canadian) offerings, 606 is an IPA whose hoppiness coasts on fumes. Still, there's probably enough in the tank to please some fans of the style, and it's without a doubt agreeable enough to appeal to most mainstream drinkers. I could have done without a full six pack, but will look forward to the next few bottles.

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

Citrus notes dominate the taste and aroma. It is a copper colored beer with an off white head. The hops are the star of the show and the bitterness lingers on your palate. This beer seems to be a North American take on the English IPA. I like the medium body and the refreshing characteristics of this beer. A great introduction beer for anyone who is not a hophead, but wants to see what all the fuss is about.

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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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606 India Pale Ale from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
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