Lawson’s Finest Paradise Ale (2012)



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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, - JAN 31, 2013
bootle. fresh. aroma of clean resin, pineapple, fresh oranges. taste is dry grassy herbal pine. tangerine and bitter grapefruit aftertaste. pretty nice. dry. easy drinkin.

nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2013
22oz bottle pours a hazy, dark orange with some creamy, white head. Nose is malty, piney, orange, some grapefruit. Flavor is well balanced, sweet honey, orange, pine, some grass, lemon, malt. Medium bodied, citrusy finish.

Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - JUN 28, 2013
hay, roasty, resin, floral, grass, citrus, earthy, skunky, pale, clear, sparkling, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, thin feel, fizzy, lively, bitter, long finish,

crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Seems like a newer vintage bottle. A very pleasant brew, lots of citrus and light fruits.

Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle at the parentals. Pour is clear golden orange with a big white head and great lacing. Toasty, husky, grassy, lightly citrusy, bready, straw, fruit peel, and biscuity aroma. Taste is grassy, citrusy, grapefruit, orange peel, caramel, bread, light weed, and straw with a light bitter finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Great flavor for a sessionable APA.

thome50 (1295) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Thanks Ernesto. Pours a hazy deep golden with big white head. Aroma is tea, faded hops and damp hay. Taste was light hops, more bitterness than I expected. Tea at the end and some dirt.

Leighton (21296) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Bottle at Sander’s place, NYC. Pours rich amber with a fine, creamy white head. Toasty bread in the nose, light caramel, grapefruit. Light sweet flavor, lots of dry citrus fruits, bitter pine needles, citrus rind. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dry piney hop finish, very light sweetness, lots of grapefruit bitterness. Decent. (3.6)Bottle at Bruce’s place for a tasting. Pours clear, copper-gold with a fine, creamy head. Raw hoppy nose, some wort, pine and grass. Light to medium sweet flavor with good bitterness, more pine and grass, some toasty bread and earth. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Gritty bitter finish, more earth, some toasty grass. Decent beer.

mikem409 (2027) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Thanks Ernesto. Pours murky red with white head. Big hop aroma. Taste is super bitter earthy hops kinda astringent

AirForceHops (7243) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2013
draft @ Prohibition Pig. Tulip show a clear amber appearance. With quickly fading white head. Nose is a fresh orange peel with light caramel notes. Hints of citrus and spices. Strong orange peel, caramel and piney hop bitterness. Well done! Medium body and really easy to drink.

CanIHave4Beers (4187) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle (bomber with fancied foil) from the Lushest of Shawns.

The pale ale pours a golden color with a medium sized, well retained, tight head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is lightly sweet, very pleasantly floral with some big grapefruit notes. Very bright smelling, very inviting.

The flavor is plenty bitter and far drier than the aroma lets on. Some light toasty malt is noticeable and enjoyable but this one is pretty hoppy with lots of grapefruit, key lime, and melon flavors. The beer has a sort of snappiness to it that I can’t quite put my finger on. It’s not bitterness, but it works right along side it. Oh my goodness my notes are getting away from me I’ll just stop dissecting the flavor of the beer now.
I could easily drink a great number of pints of this were I ever in a place where it was on drought. In fact I’m totally shocked at how good this beer tastes. And by shocked I mean completely unsurprised in any way, shape, or form.

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