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Paradox Black IPA - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Paradox Black IPA
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BA SCORE
83
good

19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JackieTH on 04-16-2014)
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Reviews by MattyG85:
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +10.1%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark brownish black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger light tan head with decent retention. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: An earthy and fairly roasty balanced mix of hops and dark malt. Upfront scent of earthy and floral hops with hints of grass and spicy pine resin. Citrus hop hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, and pineapple. Roasted malts with hints of burnt toast, chocolate, coffee, grains, biscuit, milk, and yeast. Some sweet hints of molasses as well. A pretty solid balanced black ale aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, an earthy, juicy, and roasty balanced taste of hops and dark malt. Good mix of earthy and herbal hops with some notes of grass and pine resin spice. Juicy citrus hop notes of grapefruit, lemon, orange peel, and pineapple. Roasted barley malts with good notes of chocolate, toast, coffee, biscuit, grains, yeast, and milk. Light sweet notes of molasses. A pretty solid black ale taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, and fairly drying. Pretty smooth.

Overall: A solid take on a black IPA. Nice balance of hops and dark malt notes.

04-24-2014 07:36:34 | More by MattyG85
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Aroma is a combination of the hops that lend a grapefruit and pine scent, and the dark malt that has hints of chocolate and dark bread.

A little weak on the flavor. Neither the hops or malt gives a great deal of flavor. No ABV information can be found but I think it is in the 5% range. Hints of grapefruit, pine, semi sweet chocolate, and grain.

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Paradox Black IPA from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
83 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.