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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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There are only a few moments in life where an opportunity arises that may possibly change the way you view the world. This is one of those moments. What you have in your hand is an outstandingly clear or typical example of what an American Brown Ale should be. Paradigm Brown Ale is a highly hopped brown ale that transcends the characteristics found in many examples of the style. The wonderful hop aroma will be apparent the second you pop the cap. Your first sip will present you with frothy foam and the taste of delicious chocolate malt that is more typical of a darker colored beer. The malt flavors will carry the hop bitterness through the entire sip and it finishes with a smooth texture that leaves your mouth watering for more. At this moment your view of the beer world has changed forever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crash568 (4) - - MAR 31, 2015 does not count
Love this beer! Not a typical brown ale at all, lots of hops but also lots of nice malt character too. In my opinion it pushes the balance of hops and malt to the extreme!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1800) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2015
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown with no light coming through with a medium tan head that sticks around. Wow! For a brown ale this is fantastic. Lots of flavors including caramel, brown sugar and chocolate together with a nice dryness and bitter hop notes on the back end. I am enjoying everything I am tasting from this brewery despite the stupid looking labels with dwarven warriors or whatever.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (6506) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Shared at the lobby molestation share in Tampa .. Grungy tan .. Mild slick oily mouth .. All kinds of off flavours, dirt and shit- tastes like a gerbil ass smells .. . . "Heh. Why the fuck is my pig purring? Can’t wait to get home to figure this one out!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Ticked at night one of the rbwg2015 hotel lobby bottle share extravaganza. 22oz bomber (courtesy of jcwattsrugger, thanks John) pours with a dark mahogany colored body that supports a light tan head. The aroma offers up roasted malts, nuttiness, a bit of chocolate and caramel malts. The taste starts with roasted malts and nuttiness and then it heads into mild noble hops. The hops pick up with some bitterness just as the roasted malts get a tad astringent. Darn tasty Brown with great depth and balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (10001) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown tan head. Nose/taste of burnt caramel, toffee and light cocoa. Medium body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drowland (6591) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2015
2/19/15. Bottle sampled during RBWG 2015. Brown pour under a small khaki head. Bad aroma, butterscotch, nuts, chocolate, husky, weird. Not a great flavor either, off-putting, butter, dusty old chocolate. Something off with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5599) - Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle shared at the RBWG after party in the hotel lobby
Clear brown with a medium sized beige head, some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts. Flavors of toasted malts and chocolate

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
djd07 (5022) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a clear brown with small white head. The aroma is strong diacetyl. Strong butter and chocolate. Tastes off

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7938) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2015
750ml bottle, tasted during RBWG. Kind of clear brown color, ring of off-white head. Good dots and bits of lace. Very impressive, unique aroma. Some ginger? Brown sugar, chocolate, nuttiness. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, lighter sweet, kind of dry finish. Really tasty brown ale. A nice, though kind of soft, dry musty brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13198) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle shared during the first Late Nite session of RBWG 2015. Pours Deep brown with a frothy tan head. Simple milk chocolate on the nose, some pine. Medium sweet flavor with pleasant toasted pine, light cleansing minerals, chocolate candies. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Nicely balanced on the finish, some further toasted pine, lightly bittersweet chocolate. Tasty stuff overall.

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