Loki | Paddock Wood Brewing Co.

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66 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
Saskatchewan, Canada
paddockwood.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by IronDjinn on 01-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.69%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
6
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Redbarchettayyz
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wanderingspirit
4.64/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap in Saskatoon at The Woods Alehouse and a surprisingly good balance of malt and hop...def not West Coast ...sophisticated in the English style and kudos to Paddock Wood for this.

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Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mlkluther
3.37/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Damacdon
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BellsFan
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grahamdbrown82
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Crusher
3.41/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ImJared
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DamageCase76
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of PJT
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of mtomlins
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass

A vigorous pour yielded 2 fingers of tan bubbly head and a very clear (filtered?), deep caramel colored body leaving some nice lacing as the head slowly settles. The nose is dominated by a massive malt profile of toasted sweet caramel malt with a secondary focus on floral and spicy hops. On the palate, the toasted malts dominate again sweet, caramel and biscuits that transitions to a relatively one-dimensional hop profileā€¦bitter, dry and slightly astringent. The body is medium with standard carbonation, but the result is slick and a bit heavy. Overall, this is DIPA that is much more focused on the malt profile, which is super tasty, but overpowers the 1-dimensional hop profile.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of rogerdandy
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Exeter
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of FadetoBock
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of kjyost
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MylesMac
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of dalehihn
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jcubz
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely superb example of an imperial IPA that strikes a near perfect balance between malt and hop attack. Its a hop bomb, redolent with citrus and herbal aromas, but this DIPA focuses on integration and balance rather than a pure leafy attack. Toffee malt warms the palate followed by grapefruit and bitter orange, medicinal herbs, wood, and an earthy depth. A syrupy sweetness lingers along with a satisfying bitterness. The alcohol is well concealed but does appear as you go in the form of a persistent slow heat. If there's a knock on this brew its the absence of more complex tropical fruit hop aromas and flavors but Paddock Wood still works a form of magic with good old Cascade and Columbus. Citra might add another level but why tamper with this sort of balance?

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Photo of IanSpindler
4/5  rDev +2%

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Loki from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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