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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (606) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2016
On tap into shaker pint glass at Tuckaway Tavern. Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruits, caramel. Appearance is dark brown with trace head/lacing. Taste is as aroma with addition of anise at tail end, restrained sweetness. Palate is medium bodied with average to lively carbonation. Overall delicious, restrained sweetness with balance that happens in the background without really realizing it. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (1700) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Poured from a bottle dated 9/25/2015. Aroma is hoppy with a lot of woody and resinous hop aromas. Moderate chocolate notes with quite a bit of nuts and dark caramel. A light vegetal phenolic note. Pours a dark brown with a bit of a reddish hue and a medium sized, thick, tan head that slowly recedes. Moderate lacing and medium small legs. Flavor is slightly sweet with a strong bitterness. Medium light chocolate note with lighter roast. Quite a bit of nuts and dark caramel notes. Moderate, woody and resinous hop notes. A bit of that off, vegetal phenolic note. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer but not a great one. The bitterness is too strong and off putting. There is also a phenolic note that doesn’t work well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1749) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle from Julio’s. Pours out very dark - with a frothy tan head. Stout-like appearance. Body is thinner as expected with a brown ale. Very hoppy, as advertised. Huge roasty backbone. Equally big hoppy bite. Borderline black-ipa territory.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (2194) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Small pour at Johnson’s. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is pine, citrus. toffee, molasses. Flavor is toffee, dark chocolate, pine. Pine bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle during RBWG hotel lobby tasting night 1, 19/02/15 thanks to JCwatsrugger. Chestnut brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is liquorice, spice, nutty, toffee, cinammon. Taste comprises earthy hops, toffee, pine, dark fruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent hoppy number.

4.3
   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!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (2024) - , 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (7872) - .....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!"

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8024) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14585) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown tan head. Nose/taste of burnt caramel, toffee and light cocoa. Medium body.


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