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


on tap

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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.

   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 (6127) - 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 (2081) - Assat, 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 don’t know...it’s just different. Appealing? Maybe not as I like my IPA’s bitter to the point of pain and overflowing with flavour. I could’ve 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 (1208) - 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 they’re not as insane as most North American IPA’s go, a smooth maltiness rounds out the smell. I think the main problem I’m 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 didn’t 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 (8410) - 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. It’s nice but it could be drier and have more hop flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2009
Orange-amber in colour with a large lingering and rather creamy off-white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is sugary sweet, light citrus hops, some oranges and soap. The flavour is of tropical fruits, moderate bitterness, some earthy notes, dough, light caramel malt sweetness. Moderately bitter mouthfeel, medium/light body, high carbonation. Finishes medium length and the carbonation picks up.

A highly carbonated IPA. It was pretty drinkable although not overly flavourful.

341ml bottle obtained in a trade with piscator34, thanks Kris.
Opened on August 10, 2008.
No date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2009
Bottle (courtesy of joss!): A bit hazy, copper coloured, huge persistent beige head; very aromatic, a bit perfumed, hoppy nose with a solid caramelly background and hidden fruity traces; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, creamy MF, medium bodied; sourish sweetish-fruity finish with a hoppy "tail". Very drinkable, not too perfect.........

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