Paradise Pale Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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4.33/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I wish I could drink this everyday, and I think this puts zombie dust to shame in a lot of ways. this is the perfect all day American pale ale, plenty hoppy with a nice citrus profile, balancing malt that isn't sweet, and a wonderful feel. the pour is a little hazy, honey to copper on color, big thick foam white head on top that slowly relaxes. the nose is bright hops, light and oily, fresh and intense, with fruity elements and that classic grapefruit essence. the taste is the same, but im shocked how light this beer is to drink and in terms of alcohol. its a total session champion, with the hops being both thirst quenching and totally satisfying, so fresh and clean on the finish, its not often hops shine like this. perhaps lawsons is the new master of the hop, everything ive had from them has been expert, and I think this one really deserves some more attention. on tap at the farmhouse tap in Burlington, such a fantastic place to drink on a rainy day. this is exquisite, and I need more!
Serving type: on-tap
06-17-2013 19:32:26 | More by StonedTrippin
4.61/5 rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Lawson's Finest Liquids - Paradise Pale Ale
Look - Pours a hazy deep copper amber with a good sized soapy head that dissipates quickly and leaves rings and chunks of lacing.
Smell - Snappy malts and biting similar to Summit oniony hop character, along with a few others. It has stones for an APA for sure.
Taste - Crisp malts and juicy hop body behind it, a nice piney bitter comes in after. What a refreshing (and forward) taste! Zero breadiness, which is a good thing here.
Mouthfeel - Rests pine super bitter hoppy. Dry and crisp. No booziness whatsoever. Sessionable but not in the typical watered-down sense but in a full flavored but lower-ABV sense, which is a rarity and praise is due for that.
Overall - This is the second best "sessionable" pale ale I have had next to HFS Edward. This Paradise is just that, almost magical in quality. 100% recommend this brew if you are looking for a full flavored but lower ABV brew.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2013 18:30:42 | More by JMScowcroft
4.64/5 rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours is mostly clear amber with a fluffy one and a half finger Navajo white head that reduces to a permanent cap in a matter of minutes, lively carbonation, great lacing in the imperial pint glass.
Hop forward aroma with a distinctive malt tone lurking within: this has a crisp aroma of juicy hops with a delightful lemon zest vibe. Slightly floral, juicy and inviting nose for an APA.
Flavors are snappy and crisp, exceptionally well balanced with a generous amount of quality hops and Vienna style malted barley which never degenerates into that dreaded sweet bread and melon flavor. The lemon zest and floral qualities from the hops are front and center here.
Pleasant moderate bitterness moves to the back of the palate after the swallow, this is an easy drinking APA with excellent carbonation.
Mouthfeel is light to medium, dry finish, easy drinking: not at all chewy, great balance.
I think other reviewers have not been fair to Paradise Pale Ale because they are expecting the HUZZAH quality of the Double Sunshine: this is an American Pale Ale and an excellent one at that, and needs to be reviewed as such. I'd stack Paradise Pale Ale up against just about any APA out there, and while it isn't quite as amazing as Hill Farmstead Edward IMO, the vast majority of others fall far below the quality level of this small batch craft specialty.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2013 03:59:27 | More by Hendry
Paradise Pale Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
89 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.