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Brewed by Paddock Wood Microbrewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Saskatoon, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A prototype IPA which features a huge malt profile from Maris Otter malt as a backbone, and massive amounts of Cascade & Amarillo hops. The hop flavour and aroma are huge as well as the hop bite. This is not a beer for those afraid of character.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2011
Pour copper/orange beige head. Aroma biscuit, caramel, citrus, malt. Taste malt, biscuit, caramel, citrus, some off taste vegetables. MF medium mild carb. Overall meh strange off tastes sort of blah.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (452) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2011
bottle. Amber pour, fluffy head. Aroma of biscuity malts and pine-hops. A little citrus taste, but not much. Taste is sharp, the bitterness is predominant at first, but it finishes with a malty sweetness. Decent IPA, but nothing to distinguish itself from the many others.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6030) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle [355ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o garthicus. Pours a clear orange with an average size lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy, a bit vegetal and somewhat sweet. Flavour reminds me of a mediocre home-brew and it’s a bit soapy. Dry finish. Light to average bodied. Disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle from a sixer. I REALLY appreciate the very clear ’bottled on’ date, as my local Beer Store does not rotate stock for craft beer. I got the only sixer that hadn’t been bottled in September of 2010 (mine was January 2011). Anyways, pours a dark amber with a small beige head. The aroma is big on the malts with almost zero hops, which could be due to the hops fading over the months, or just a lack of aroma hops. The flavour is better, prickly hop bite upfront met with a lot of malty sweetness, a lightish feeling palate. Carbonation is mild enough which I appreciate. Good hop flavour here too, though the bitterness is toned down. Finishes with a caramel biscuit malt element. This is a very malty IPA. Pretty enjoyable as a sessiona ale though, and I’m glad I got to finally it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2664) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 19, 2011
Appearance: Orange, small white head. Aroma: Hoppy with a kind of lemon dish detergent aroma, orange. Flavour: Orange peel, hops, malt and lemon. Odd.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2011
341ml bottle shared by garthicus with me and blankboy.. Pale, mostly clear amber with a solid lasting frothy off-white head (3+). Weird aroma - very floral and sharp, yet light; weird. Taste - very bitter, a bit soapy - I like it, but .... damn that’s weird. Light body, very astringent, average carbonation, a long slightly soapy/citrus aftertaste. Ehh.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle from Big Ridge Liquor Store, Surrey
Beautiful amber color, with copper and red reflex; small head. The aroma is not fascinating: candy cotton and vegetables; we have some fermentation problem here. Quite dry mouthfeel, with just strong caramel flavor and light toffee; very strong bitterness, with much dry resins, but just subdued hop qualities. Not bad, but sub-par.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (2970) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
Brown bottle, 355 ml, gift from Karl Probst (danke!), savoured on January 11 2011; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, lightly hazy, light effervescence, ring of creamy beige head, light lacing; nose: resinous hops, pine, grapefruit, light orange; mouth: resinous hops, lots of astringency, pine, light orange, quite-dry finale in resinous hops, medium-full body, good carbonation, rather bitter, slightly sweet, lots of astringency, foamy texture; overall: better than expected FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 355 ml, cadeau de Karl Probst (danke!), savourée le 11 janvier 2011; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, légèrement voilée, légère effervescence, anneau de mousse crémeuse beige, légère dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, pin, pamplemousse, léger orange; bouche : houblon résineux, beaucoup d’astringence, pin, léger orange, finale très sèche en houblon résineux, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, plutôt amère, très légèrement sucrée, assez astringente, texture mousseuse; en résumé : meilleure que mes attentes

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
manuchampions (1236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle from a 6 pack at a friend’s party. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops with sweetness. The flavour is very sweet and fruity but somehow lacking dimension. Malt is in poor balance. The body is light with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation. Underwhelming and not particularly fresh tasting.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheJester (1866) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2010
355 mL bottle. Copper orange with some sediment and a short lived head. I wanna like this one, but I’m not sure. There’s something not right. I’ll echo the previous member’s use of the adjective "soapy." There’s lot’s of bitterness, and some thin caramel, but something off in the aroma, flavour and aftertaste. Soapy, medicinal, whatever. Cardboard burps?


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