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


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RATINGS: 106   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle at Volo 341 ml ?
Appearance: pours as mildly hazed amber brew with gushing foamy top that left neat lace on glass. 4-
Nose: high pitch hop profile , citric fruits with hazed malty bottom. Not entirely clean. 6+
Flavor/Palate : fairly thin bodied with soapy hop character. Lacking body a bit that shows even more with high carbonation. Bit funky that gives more of an impression of Belgian ale. Finishing dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2009
(bottle from presario). Cloudy copper color. Medium off white head. Light spicy hop aroma and flavor, with a very light cleanser aroma. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2009
Pours a hazy dark orange with a large green/gray head. The aroma is very malty with hops poking their head through as well. Resin, pine-sol, apples, orange and grapefruit rind on the nose. The taste is quite malty, very distinctive maris otter taste (Probably the same Maris OItter that I have used home brewing). Citrus fruit in the finish. Not great, more of an American Pale than an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Macadem (103) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2009
Smells wet hay, caramel, and hops. Tastes of smoke, burnt grass and burnt sugar (not bad burnt sugar, think creme brulee) Nothing real remarkable here, but definitely a damn decent and tasty IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Thanks savvy1982! Dank, sticky resiny aroma. Scotchish aroma with weed. Woodsy and dry. IPA? Very malty and absent of hops anywhere, especially the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6632) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2009
12 oz. thanks, savvy! pours crystal clear dark golden amber. loose tan foam and lace on top. roasty, buttery nose. watery light body. bitter, dark, resiny mid palate. long, dry, woody finish. harsh, raw, and out of balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber, with a thick off-white head that takes a respectable amount of time to reduce to a ring. Citrus hops, big malt, nuts, bread. Palate is gently hopped for an IPA, plenty of orange rind and notes of pine and spruce. Flavor is notably malty and biscuity, and the hops are very present, but not exhilarating in any way. Passable if somewhat pedestrian IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2163) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2009
Poured out a small tan head with some retension on top of a hazy red/orange brew. Aroma is a mix of obvious apricot / orange hops, slight spice and a a malt that probally has some weak biscuit quality. Smells clean. Taste is a little different with the hops not being overpowering and the malts playing more of a role. Sweet, tangy cirtus flavours and the biscuit malt are well blended. Some pine can be tasted. There is an excellent long lasting deep bitterness, not a sharp one. Fairly smooth and creamy with OK carbonation. An interesting twist on the style - I think I will re-review this one due to the hour or so that I left it in the glass. Not sold on this one, but if you want to stay away from an all-hop IPA, this is a good option as you still get a decent dose of bitterness, but, I donít know...itís just different. Appealing? Maybe not as I like my IPAís bitter to the point of pain and overflowing with flavour. I couldíve rated this a 3.5 or a 2.5....need another one. Probally more malt domination that I had expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cirrhosis (1259) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
Body was brown and relatively clear slightly red when held up the light small tan cap with bla retention and lacing, nothing standing out for the look of this brew. Hops are at the front of the aroma as they should be but theyíre not as insane as most North American IPAís go, a smooth maltiness rounds out the smell. I think the main problem Iím having with the aroma of this IPA is that the hops smell more sweet and candy like then cirusy. Taste is all sweet hops a touch of coffee and some darker tasting malts, there is a slight citrus taste in the finish. This IPA was drinkable it didnít taste bad but I can think of many many others I would grab before I grab this one again. Review done while watching Night at the museum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2009
Deep amber beer with a thick sticky white head. Aroma is quite caramelly with a fairly prominent earthy/spicy hop nose. The yeast is quite UK-ish with a touch of light berryish fruitiness. Fairly chewy, biscuity malt backbond. Quite fresh and well balanced with a moderate hoppy bitterness. Itís nice but it could be drier and have more hop flavour.

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