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Paradise Pale Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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89
very good

79 Ratings
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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:
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(Beer added by: jaasen64 on 12-16-2012)
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LarryK

Texas

5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-28-2013 16:24:03 | More by LarryK
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Hendry

Vermont

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
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

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
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cincysig

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

10-10-2013 21:35:55 | More by cincysig
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LambicKing

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-27-2012 04:52:10 | More by LambicKing
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bobv

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-16-2012 05:51:20 | More by bobv
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

03-01-2013 00:51:24 | More by PEIhop
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I assume this is the new more sessionable incarnation of the former Paradise Ale (retired) with a lower abv and listed as a pale ale.

This particular version according to Sean Lawson was cask conditioned with a little bit of maple syrup for fermentation and a bag of dry hops was added. Keg tapped by Sean himself and poured into pint glasses at Three Penny Taproom.

A- Slightly translucent/hazy amberish brown that almost has a cider like appearance, about a half-finger of white frothy head with nice retention that recedes to a thin layer and leaves nice layered lacing. Consistent rising carbonation. Doesn't exactly look like your typical APA, but looks appealing non-the-less.

S- Lots of dry hops, grapefruits, pine, sweet malts, maybe a hint of maple syrup, extremely well balanced.

T- Dry hops, grapefruit, pine, sweet malts, finishes with a slightly bitter lemon finish. Packed with flavor and one of the most balanced APAs I've had.

M- Medium bodied, nice carbonation, extremely sessionable and smooth.

O- This was fantastic, one of the best pale ales that I've had. Easily right up there with Edward if not better. I could knock back a few pints of this without a problem. Very hoppy yet extremely well balanced with sweet malts, reminded me a little bit of the Alpine IPAs. This beer is great example of how masterful Sean Lawson is at brewing. I definitely recommend trying this out.

Serving type: cask

12-16-2012 05:09:57 | More by jaasen64
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

02-05-2013 21:35:04 | More by stereosforgeeks
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prdstmnky

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-26-2013 21:02:51 | More by prdstmnky
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-01-2013 18:05:17 | More by jderosia603
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benoit917

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-12-2013 01:49:36 | More by benoit917
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dcguitar

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

02-05-2013 03:27:02 | More by dcguitar
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bpk59

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-10-2013 17:39:44 | More by bpk59
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-16-2012 16:59:24 | More by polishkaz
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Willytee3

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

03-11-2013 05:16:24 | More by Willytee3
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johnsilk

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

02-19-2013 01:20:11 | More by johnsilk
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-20-2013 23:51:18 | More by Gatch
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Swaino

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

02-13-2014 02:30:30 | More by Swaino
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BeerCosmonaut

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-05-2013 04:33:11 | More by BeerCosmonaut
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-09-2013 05:15:44 | More by Auror
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judkinst

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-21-2013 14:56:18 | More by judkinst
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marcdalke

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-24-2013 23:01:33 | More by marcdalke
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-13-2013 05:37:59 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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Paradise Pale Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
89 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.