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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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DiarmaidBHK (4907) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Draft at Fireworks Restaurant and Bar. Pours dark Brown with a khaki head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Odd mixture of pine and nuttiness on the nose and tongue. Finished clean though fairly bitter for the style . I usually dont mind bitter but not in my brown Ales.

2.9
Quick3Beers (1234) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2017
Pours a brown black from a tap, medium lacing. Aroma is an acrid burnt toast along with general roasted notes. Flavor is a burnt sugar, rather sweet with a bitter beginning. Okay beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a dark brown color with an off white foamy head. Sustained nicely and fell off at a good pace. Moderate messy lacing. The aroma started off with some dark and milk chocolate nibs biting at some bitter orange-ish hops. Subtle breadiness revolving around some extra grassy hops, sweetly and bitter. Very nice. The flavor blends the sweet to the bitter very nicely between the chocolate malts and the orangey hops. Quick semi-sweet to bitter aftertaste roaming into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Hops don’t create too much of a burdensome harshness and the malts seem embraced enough by the hops, so, there’s nothing cloying nor overly harsh on my tongue. Super nice smoothness if anything. Overall, wonderful American styled brown ale with the hops showcasing enough towards the American side. I would definitely have this again.

3.6
dfinney23 (3269) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Nice head though the lacing is hard to judge on this crappy disposable taster cup. Butter chocolate all day long with an extra roasty finish.

3.6
gregwilsonstl (2504) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2016
MEdium brown. Thick foamy head. Nutty. Light body. Sweet at first. Nice safe brown. Kinda hoppy for a brown. Thx again ThePatrickMan

4
tfontana (975) - 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
ineedbeer (2153) - 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
MaBeer1972 (2059) - Reno, Nevada, 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
WillRunForBeer (2652) - 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
Theydon_Bois (19510) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.


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