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Paradise Pale Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Paradise Pale AleParadise Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jaasen64 on 12-16-2012)
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Reviews by jlindros:
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4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

New bottle release picked up last Thursday.

Pours a rich creamy 1.5 finger head that holds retention well, nice layered lacing, brilliantly clear copper amber color.

Nose has nice fresh hops, floral and grassy mostly, with a hint of citrus, spicy hops and resins, and just a touch of sweet amber aromatic almost toasty malt underneath.

Taste starts with the malt presence, amber toasty almost bready but not quite. Then hops, nice floral hops, plenty of spicy hop flavors, chewy earthy hops as well, with light citrus, a bit of pine, and some hop resins and oils. Bitterness is decent but not overbearing, the hops turn grassy and malts a little doughy as it moves to the finish, which is also drier, long lingering bitterness with hop oils and resins, spicy hops linger as well with just a bit of citrus and pine.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, decent carb, light hop oil.

Overall nice, a well balanced hop to make ratio where the malts present a decent flavor without trying to steal the show, and hops really come through with nice American hop characters, and fresh hops. Fairly bitter but drinkable.

jlindros, Dec 17, 2012
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Thanks to Phil for this one. 22oz. bomber into a Heady Topper pint glass. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a .5 finger frothy white head with good retention. Beer is a clear, dark mahogany. Lacing is patchy and thick with great stick. Really good looking brew.

Nose is pine, brown sugar and citrus hoppiness. Moderately aromatic. Decent.

Opens citrus and brown sugar. Sap hop bitterness towards the middle with a touch of bark. Some cane sugar and caramel notes at the finish with a bitter, resiny hop aftertaste. Very solid.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Spritzy and quenching in the mouth and crisp and refreshing going down. Dry finish with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Super drinkable.

A very interesting pale ale with great balance in the flavor and an almost perfect feel for the style. Pretty under-the-radar. Worth seeking out.

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4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Paradise Pale Ale pours a clear, dark copper color with a medium sized, stiff head on top. As the foam disappears a thick netted pattern of lace clings onto the glass.

The aroma is hoppy with notes of orange and lemon citrus with a touch of pine. The hop aroma fades quickly, but some nice biscuit notes take its place.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft and creamy on the palate with moderate carbonation. The flavor is very well balanced between orange & grapefruit citrus, pine and toasted, bready malt. A little tropical fruit is also present. It finishes dry, mildly bitter with some grassy notes. Once gone the sweet malt and grassy bitterness lingers on the palate.

This is a very well balanced, easy to drink beer. It's a great everyday session beer that could be enjoyed with almost any occasion.

WanderingFool, Dec 27, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a Lawson's snifter. Bottle courtesy of Jared - thanks for picking this up for me!

A - Pours an extremely clear medium amber color with a tightly bubbled thick finger of creamy colored head that shows good staying power...head slowly fades to the surface and leaves lots of foamy lacing on the glass. Good looking pale ale!

S - Really nice hop aroma here...loaded with citrus and pine - smooth and a bit herbal. Hop aroma is so even and balanced - potent but not overpowering. Balance of lightly sugary sweet aromas and touches of grain beneath the hop layer.

T - Sharp hoppy bitterness up front - herbal, earthy and a bit medicinal. Toasted and bready malt flavors catch up with the hops and smooth things out but recede in the finish to leave behind the medicinal bitterness into the finish and beyond. Mild sugary sweetness in middle with well placed citrus and pine hoppiness.

M - Medium bodied with a lowish mid-level carbonation that is rather creamy and lacking of any assertiveness or tingle on the tongue. Thickly hoppy with plenty of hop bitterness and a strong resiny feel and taste throughout, especially in the finish with a long lingering bitterness after the swallow.

O - Another fine offering from Lawson's. I always enjoy finding full flavored beers that check in under 5% ABV. At 4.9%, this just makes that threshold, but is quite sessionable from an alcohol presence standpoint. The resiny and medicinal bitterness reduce the drinkability for me...this isn't a smooth pale ale. It takes a bit of work, but the effort does pay off. Doesn't go down as easy as I'd like, but it does invite you to savor each sip rather than quaff it quickly. I'd prefer a bit less sharpness to the hop flavors, but I think I'd still come back to this again if another bottle presents itself to me.

portia99, Dec 29, 2012
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Paradise Pale Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
87 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.