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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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 25
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of david_wolf
4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I will be biased on this review, as Loki is by far my favorite Imperial IPA. It manages to perfectly balanace it's ABV and hops to deliever a truly expectional brew. It might just be my personal palate, but I've tried quite a few other Imperial IPA's and none of them manage to find the balance that Loki delivers. If you manage to find this on tap, make sure you order a few pints.

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Photo of Tom_Servo
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Noxious26
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

355ml brown bottle with pry off cap poured in a pint glass. From a Big Box o Beer 12 pack mixer with 606, Red Hammer and London Porter.

Copper/orange/amber in colour and clear. Offwhite head is very thin on the pour and quickly recedes to just a thin ring around the edge. Little pieces of lace here and there.

Strong aroma. Citrus hops, herbal hops, caramel malt and alcohol.

Strong citrus hops off the start, quickly morphs into big chewy malts before the alcohol burn hits right before the finish.

Medium bodied with minimal carbonation. Has a bit of an oily quality to the mouthfeel.

Overall, one of the more balanced Double IPAs I've had. It's so drinkable that the alcohol kind of sneaks up on you.

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Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of shagal
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BigBry
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Catching up on more reviews from notes.
Draft pint at Beer Revolution in Calgary.

This beer is slightly hazy, amber-orange colo. Foamy, off white head, which leaves some thin lace around the glass as it recedes. It has lots of citrus hop smells, but also some toffee or caramel malt. The taste has the same caramel malt, and lots of bitter citrus, earthy, leafy hop goodness. Low level of carbonation, smooth, slick (but not flat). Piny hop finish. Medium pushing towards full body.
More woody, earthy hops reminded me of an English IPA.
Good, I will have again.

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Photo of TheBeermin
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Idrankthat
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Stizz19
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of boyer20d
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Converge
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of andrewfjohnson
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of leaddog
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a cloudy brown sugar hue with 1/2 finger width of bubbly head.

Smell - Citrus, pine, sweet aromas like caramel. Hops are mild in the smell.

Taste - Welcomed by a nice citrus flavour, followed by powerful hops. Touch of sweetness is detected. Pleasant bitter aftertaste from the hops.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light carbonation. Creamy and a touch silky.

Overall - A pleasant DIPA from Paddock Wood. I quite enjoyed the balance of citrus and hops flavours, along with the touch of caramel sweetness. This is some potent stuff! Definitely worth a try for those familiar with the style. One of the better DIPAs I have had.

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Photo of Edgerrin32
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of bylerteck
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from biboergosum. Thanks for this one.

A - Pours with a nice two finger, cream coloured head. Seems creamy. Slightly hazy with stuff suspended there. Medium carbonation. Copper colour. Good lacing with good retention with a half finger.

S - Mango, pineapple. Good grapefruit, breadiness.

T - Sweet up front with lot's of tropical fruit. Prickly pineapple and a little sugary.

M - Full body with good carbonation and slihgtly bitter.

O/D - Not too shabby. Not over the top but pretty standard and well made.

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

Copper amber with a decent, slightly creamy white head. Citrus, sourdough, yeast and malt in the scent. Nothing terribly spectacular, but what I expect from this style.

A bit maltier taste than expect. Not to say the hops aren't noticeable, but the malt is actually quite strong in this. Bready, toffee yeast flavour with a solid bitter, citrus malt backing. Probably one of the more malt heavy DIPAs I've had.

Mildly strong carbonation, but not overly done. A little bit overwhelming with the ABV, the alcohol burn and the carbonation, but not a bad beer. The bottle size is just right.

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