606 India Pale Ale | 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): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by demcorhip on 11-18-2006

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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of cratez
3.66/5  rDev 0%
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 augustgarage
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
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 DrJay
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
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 bylerteck
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
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 liamt07
3.77/5  rDev +3%
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 kwjd
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
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 peensteen
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
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 IllNate
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
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 andrenaline
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
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 +0.5%
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 -9.8%
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 +3.8%
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 -5.2%
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 +10.4%
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 -4.4%
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 +4.6%
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 +6.6%
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 -3.6%
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 +7.7%
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 -1.6%
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 +7.1%
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 -1.1%
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 +11.2%
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 +9.3%
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 -0.3%
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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606 India Pale Ale from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 81 ratings