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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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 sasky7777
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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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606 India Pale Ale from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
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