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Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPAOtter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

669 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7%


Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rheaume17 on 09-25-2013)
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

beautiful faintly hazed orange glow with a bright white sticky head. Huge tropical fruit nose. lots of papaya and melon with hints of pineapple.

Wow, this is an amazing beer. Medium yet full bodied, simple, well blended concise flavors that all work together. Bitterness throughout, hoppy resin, tropical fruits like those found on the nose, bold bitterness but semi-sweet malts balance it well. a little syrupy but not overwhelmingly so, incredibly smooth, bitterness is clean. Bright hop flavors carried by enough of a malt body to balance everything and carry the hop flavor over the gonue and down the throat. Not a whiff of detectable alcohol. Wow, really really good! Otter creek's best offering yet for sure. Great clean lingering fruit flavors. So resinous and bright tasting and so smooth. I love it.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 15:33:20 | More by jtierney89
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.73/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 09/20/13 and consumed fairly fresh on 10/27/13.
Poured in to tulip.

A - Opaque bright cloudy orange colour with one finger of off-white head.

S - A massive fresh hop aroma bursting with tropical fruit, pine and citrus notes. There is mango, pineapple, guava an peach notes specifically coming through.

T - Bitter up front with tangerine, peach, mango, pineapple and guava notes all coming to the forefront with a touch of pine also present. The malt bill adds just the slightest caramel sweetness. Dangerously drinkable for the ABV.

M - Medium body. Sticky and oily. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 22:59:54 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 10.15.13
Bottled 092013

A - Pours a cloudy, darker orange with a small light tan head with good retention.

S - Lots of grapefruit and orange.

T - Grapefruit, orange peel, tropical and nice.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Nice citrus fruit dominates this lovely IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 20:47:53 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Pahn

New York

4.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into a red wine glass.

Disclaimer: I'm starting to have trouble reviewing (D)IPAs, since the breweries in VT, CT, MA, ME, and even NY and NH, are just putting out world class pale ale after world class pale ale. I'm running out of ways to say "amazing."

Appearance: Free pour yields a half inch frothy white head that sticks around. Pours a hazy, glowing orange, and leaves lacing all over the glass.

Smell: Mineral-y, with a strong orange citrus aroma underpinned by dank earthiness. Tangerine and lime. No malt or booziness in the nose. Hoppy and fresh smelling.

Taste: Thick juicy citrus hops up front, transitioning through pungent weed/earthiness leading to tingly cracker malt, slight booziness, with a dry and effervescent finish. Paradoxically punchy and languid; it's carbonated and dry enough that everything pops sharply, but it's juicy and succulent enough with some faint lingering sugariness that it feels slick and coating.

Multifaceted citrus hops, strong, well-developed cereal malt and cracker backbone, perfect mouthfeel. A real treat for hop aficionados, and just an excellent, refreshing pale ale for... well, basically everyone. Bitter enough, beautifully harmonious, and not skimping on any part of the experience.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Rather highly carbonated, perfectly offsetting the juiciness. Dry finish (not bone dry, just "dry"). Really can't do any better than this. Spot on in every respect, serving as the 100% perfect vehicle for these flavors.

Overall: What do you get when a really solid VT brewery (Otter Creek) collaborates with the maker of the best DIPA in America (Sean Lawson, Double Sunshine) on a DIPA? Unsurprisingly, you get a world class DIPA. Excellent work, everyone involved. This should make a lot of beer geeks too busy or lazy (or whatever) to drive to VT very happy.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 01:38:36 | More by Pahn
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left nice lacing on the glass. It is a hazy pale yellow orange with slight vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. More lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Resiny pine, grassy, herbal, pungent, floral,tropical, and citrus hops. Caramel and toasted malts in there too. I can't wait to try this bad boy out.

Taste: Hoppy, but for the most part pretty balanced with mild hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, and a little bitterness.

Overall: For a collaboration beer, this beer rocks and wish they would do more. A very good quality beer and the 8.5% is not even noticeable. Scary good. Love the VT take on a Double IPA and hoppiness that can match west coast versions too.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 07:18:38 | More by Flounder57
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 12oz bottle. No date. Thanks surge1311.

A - Golden with a slight haze and a small off white head. Great lacing.

S - Wonderful citrusy, piney and floral hops.

T - Lots of hop flavor with tropical fruit, citrus and pine. Rich hop oils with a moderate bitterness. Mmmmm.

M - Silky with a moderate carbonation of well behaved bubbles.

O - A super, flavorful beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 11:45:42 | More by GJ40
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep orange/amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is an excellent blend of fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong burst of piney hops bitterness that is quickly followed by a strong citrus and caramel sweetness. The hops bitterness however maintains its strength rather continuously. The malt character is hearty and provides a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, strong kick, very good representation of style. This is an excellent 2IPA to drink for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 02:22:19 | More by TheManiacalOne
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter

A: Cloudy copper color that came with a nice 2 finger head and excellent lacing.

S: Phenomenal smell. That top-notch flavor that is the sign of a world-class IPA.

T: PINE! Gives you great breath. It is almost cooling. Weird pine profile.

M: Extremely smooth with almost no bubbles (prickly or coarse). No carb felt.

O: The only thing that I can think of that might improve this, would be just a hint of carb or mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 22:00:33 | More by gillagorilla
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fmccormi

New York

4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to my nifty Fiddlehead “can glass”; bottling date of September 20, 2013 printed in yellow ink on the shoulder (“092013 3792/96M”), making this just over two weeks old at the time of consumption.

Appearance (4.5): Two fingers of cream-colored head rise off of the pour, fizzling down slowly over a glowing, hazy, honey-orange body (which looks about damn near perfect, in my book). The retention is fine, but whaaat is up with this lacing?! It’s almost a solid sheet all the way around the glass. This is insane.

Smell (4.75): Very pungent passionfruit, kiwi, dank herb, resin, ripe pineapple . . . some herbal, minty spice, and a seriously well-placed limeade aroma. Limeade. Good lord this is fantastic. Malt? Booze? Yeast? Who cares. The hops are so well done here, everything else is an afterthought, and not in a disappointing way.

Taste (4.5): Holy balls. Red grapefruit juice bitterness leads the way, accompanied by a sharp, minty spice and bite. Grapefruit flesh, earthy herbs and tobacco . . . a long, lingering lime juice bitterness that doesn’t disappear. No booze. Outstanding—strongly bitter, but balanced by fresh-baked white bread and a tiny bit of honey; or, bundt cake with lemon icing. Man oh man this DIPA is not messing around.

Mouthfeel (4.75): So easy to drink, and nowhere near its size: spicy, tingling carbonation covers all surfaces, foams moderately with a soft feel, dries out evenly and pleasantly thanks to hop oils booze, and a medium-weight body. Absurdly easy to put this one back.

Overall (4.5): Just an outstanding DIPA in all regards. Absolutely excellent. I was underwhelmed by the head, when all is said and done, but the lacing more than made up for it. This is an outstanding example of the style for lovers of both the new school and the old school of pale, hoppy, American hopbombs, but not for the faint of heart. This bitch is bitter. It just happens that there’s so much else going on here and it’s all so well done, that it’d be hard for anyone to put this beer down. Excellent job, you guys.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 21:07:08 | More by fmccormi
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 10/24/13

Appearance: Lightly hazy, medium orange - some nice copper and gold hues - frothy, off-white, average-sized head, fades to a small, wispy cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Hilariously dank - lots of wet pine, wet resin, and some weed - plenty of grapefruit and orange, some peel, and some pith - some floral and earthy notes - a touch of fresh onion - somewhat unique and definitely interesting hop profile - some pale and caramel malts in the background

Taste: Hoppy in a wet, resiny way - lots of pine, with some leafy and resinous bitterness - some fleshy grapefruit, with some oily citrus, orange, and pith - some tropical flavors as well, mostly mango - earthy and herbal notes, almost a little spicy - nice, high level of bitterness - pale and caramel malts at the base, lightly toasted

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, finishes pretty clean despite how oily and wet the hops are

Overall: Lawson's Creek?

This is quite an impressive collaboration. At the very least, it's awesome that something associated with Sean Lawson got into wider distribution. This is a very interesting beer, worth seeking out (especially fresh).

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 04:41:33 | More by angrybabboon
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reyna311

Delaware

4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served by the bottle to my IPA glass

Appearance: Cloudy, hazy orangey yellow with an offwhite head that fades after a few sips, lingers at a millimeter for the rest of the ride.

Smell: Citrus blossom

Taste: Super citrusy upfront. Balanced with a bit of pine. Lingers with an drunk grapefruit

Mouthfeel: Meduim to heavy, yet crisp and tingly

Overall: Solid DIPA. Great to have a collab from these guys, and I'm really happy its distributed here in DE.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 04:30:05 | More by reyna311
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BoldRulerVermont

Vermont

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed a couple of four packs of this delicious IPA.
First off, I was amazed it tastes this good in 12 oz bottles.
Not sure why the 12 oz. thing surprised me, but it's the best tasting beer out of that size I've ever had.
It's delicious, not a hop bomb but plenty of citrusy fruit and mild bitterness.
Very crisp mouthfeel on the finish.
A brilliant beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 12:43:36 | More by BoldRulerVermont
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jhawth

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a snifter. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a finger head that dissipates relatively quickly to a thin foamy cap.

Aroma: Citrus hop notes (grapefruit mostly) immediately, noticeable sweet malt presence, slight herbal hop note as well. Excellent.

Taste: Big blast of hop bitterness leads into solid, sweet maltiness; slight herbal, almost onion-y hop notes add in, finishes dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, light carbonation, approaches creamy.

Overall: Really excellent DIPA. Really, really nice.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 02:51:58 | More by jhawth
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TaylorGates

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Nice light orange cloudy with a nice 1/2inch head looks the part

S-Citrus, Grapefruit, malty slight caramel with earthy tones

T-Citrus tones with malty taste has that earthy caramel deepness, slight pine with a dry hop finish

F-Crisp and dry finish, the hop bitterness comes to an abrupt end with a dry finish. A good Medium body with an even carbonation

O- Really enjoyed this beer double IPA prob one of the better ones I have tasted, its awesome that Lawson's is working on something people can taste outside of VT

bottle into Weizen Glass

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 23:54:17 | More by TaylorGates
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Sensaray

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazed light yellow amber appearance with 1/2 inch white head, decent appearance. Smell all sorts of citrus hops get a sense of the bitterness Initial spice mixes with nice crystal malts and citrusy flavors for a smooth feel and good drinking brew, bit of an earthy taste before the bittersweet lingering finish. Pretty good offering worth a try

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 02:43:20 | More by Sensaray
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 12oz bottle into an Alchemist Will Becher glass. Lets see if the hype was real...

Appearance- Hazy orange/yellow with 2 finger fluffy white head that leaves some nice lacing.

Smell- There is definantly a Double Sunshine/Heady hop aroma to it. Slight booze, grass, pine needles, tangerine, something strange that I can't put my finger on. Not overly thrilled with the aromas. The lingering aroma is not something to be desired in my opinion.

Taste- Earthy/grassy hops, light tangerine, light lemon. A lingering mild bitterness. It has a slight resemblance to Double Sunshine, but it's butted out by what reminds me of Otter Creeks Hop Session (none too impressed with).

Mouthfeel-Very low carbonation, mild alcohol heat, smooth. Tastes like a cask beer or the carbonation isn't correct.

Overall- Hype train loses on this one. Just because Sean Lawson collaborated on this beer, doesn't in fact make it outstanding. The body really killed it for me, because the taste was nice, but the body affected it too much. Absolutely not worth the asking price of a 4pk. Glad I only got a single bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 17:49:57 | More by Seanniek91
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Small white head. Moderate lacing.

Smell - Very citrusy. Orange and grapefruit. A little musty behind some toasted malts.

Taste - More orange-centric hop flavor. Again the toasted malts are most prominent. Grapefruit bitterness builds. Again a little musty.

Mouthfeel - Not too sweet. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Solid all around and I'd go so far as to say excellent. Maybe doesn't stand out in any individual category, but I really liked it.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 04:59:43 | More by Alieniloquium
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. Pours a murky amber color with an inch of head. Lots of lacing. Great aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. Some white grapes and sweet pine. The taste is bitter upfront with some pine and citrus peel. Some tropical fruit notes but this one is mostly pine, grapefruit pith and orange peel. Floral notes. Great hop flavor and bitterness. A good deal of carbonation. Very dry and oily. Insanely drinkable with not much of an alcohol presence. This is a hell of a collaboration. It took some doing but I luckly got my hands on some and I'm glad I did. Overall, amazing Imperial IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 01:34:01 | More by PicoPapa
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-hazy orange amber color with a ice off-white head and good lacing

S-bready malt, citrus, light caramel, tropical fruit, slight earthy

T-nice bready malt, grapefruit, orange, hint of caramel, pine resin, slightly earthy, moderate to high bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and dry

O-nice DIPA, good collaborative effort, enjoyed the flavor of this beer

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 22:15:06 | More by MDDMD
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle purchased at Franklin's Pub & Brewery in Hyattsville, MD., bottled on 9/20/13, poured into my FFF Teku glass, drank 10/16/13 over several hours.

A: 3/3 - deep orange-golden coloration, minimal clarity (can't see or read through), initial soapy white head dissipates into subtle glass lacing, moderate alcohol legs

S: 9/12 - mostly citrus fruit aroma - grapefruit, pineapple and apricot - and, as expected, some malt breadiness without much caramel aroma; it smells great but I wish that the aroma was more intense

T: 15/20 - on the anterior tongue, there is a citrus-like bitterness; it the middle of the mouth, the bitterness continues to linger with some malt balance with fruit notes - apricot, mango and papaya; 8.5% ABV is well-hidden; finishes dry and taste does not linger to invite another sip; no flaws detectable

M: 4/5 - thick hop oils coating the tongue, little alcohol presence in the mouthfeel, appropriate carbonation; the only problem for me is that it is a little thin for a DIPA

O: 8/10 - solid collaborative beer from Otter Creek and Lawson's, a brewery that I have only read about but never tried; I think that this is one of the best beers for Otter Creek but, unfortunately, it didn't live up to the hop hype that I was expecting from Lawson's; admittedly, this bottle is approximately one month old and was stored at room T in the store, but, still, the hop character needs to be more intense for this to qualify as a 98 on BA; also, for $5.71/bottle (and doesn't sound that much cheaper even in VT for a 4 pack), it's a bit of a rip like lots of imperial IPAs these days

TOTAL = 39/50

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 01:49:20 | More by MNishCT77
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JayQue

Virginia

4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really good DIPA. Pours a hazy butterscotch color with a small antique white head that fades fairly fast. Thick bands of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is citrus hops. Plenty of mango and tangerine in the aroma.

Taste is really good. The citrus hops are joined by some piney ones and a little oiliness. Not a hop bomb, just pleasant hop-forward characteristics with some balancing biscuity malt.

Mouthfeel is crisp, a little oily and with a soft "pillowy" aspect. No hint of alcohol. The temptation is to drink this one quickly.

An excellent DIPA,

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 00:56:28 | More by JayQue
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a super hazy orange-amber color with a nice white foamy head. The head has a good level of retention, but slowly fades over time to leave a great level of lace on the sides of the glass and islands of foam floating atop the brew.

Smell – The aroma is sweet and citrusy. The sweet is a blend of tropical fruits, with mango and papaya, as well as some sweet citrus of tangerine and orange. Along with the sweeter citrus is a good deal of a grapefruit hop smell. A great aroma of floral hop smells and some light pine and herbal hop join the profile, producing a nice sweet and rather complexly hopped aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with only a lighter level of sweeter fruit flavors, very different from all the fruit that was detected in the aroma. Upfront there is a good deal of a biscuit and bready flavor as well as a big grapefruit hop flavor. The grapefruit starts out strong and gets even stronger as the flavor advances. The bready and sweet flavors largely fade, but more biscuit and much more hop comes to the tongue as the taste advances to the end. Hop flavors of a grassy and pine nature come to the tongue in the middle and the end. While the sweeter flavors fade after the initial taste, a little bit of tangerine and orange sweetness comes back to the tongue at the finish of the taste, combining with the more heavily hopped taste to leave a lightly citrusy sweet but rather largely citrusy bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thick and creamy side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. Both are great for accentuating the big hop flavors while minimizing the sweeter flavors to some extent. Overall they create a rather nice slow sipper that really allows all the hop flavors to shine.

Overall –While not completely balanced as it could use a slightly more malt/sweet flavor more toward the middle of the taste, it does have a nice hop profile and even at 8.5% maintains a rather easy drinking feel. A fairly nice double.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 00:41:35 | More by Darkmagus82
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.73/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, bottled 9/20/13. Pours a cloudy orange, with a one inch sticky white head, that leaves beautiful lace behind. Smell is pine, mango, apricot, and cut grass. Taste is really special, very balanced between tropical up front, and pine and grapefruit bitterness in the finish, that lingers on the tongue making you crave you next sip. Body is exceptional, medium large, with awesome life, a touch dry, and very drinkable. This is what you expect from Lawson's. Another exceptional DIPA from Vermont!

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 20:23:01 | More by SawDog505
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Trenton Road Takeout for saving me a bottle of this.
Poured into a tulip a hazy peach color. Two finger heading with an eggshell colored heading. Good lacing throughout.

Nose is very tropical. Pine notes and grapefruit mostly dominate. Really no malty backbone at all.

Damn this one packs a punch. Heavy hop notes of pine, grapefruit and some orange zest. Slight caramel malt in the finish.

Medium bodied, excellent carbonation a little on the thin and boozey side. Doesn't finish all that clean. Heavy hop linger.

This is what I think of when I think Vermont IPA's. Very hoppy little to no maltiness but damn tasty !!!

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 14:58:57 | More by TheFightfan1
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Doug opened up a 12oz bottle with us today, 10/15/2013. Poured into a Three Floyds' teku glass.

Hazy orange-mango skin coloured body that came with a solid 1-2cm white head with good retention. Lots of lacing. Honestly looks like Double Sunshine does, but that could be the Lawson's name on the bottle here.

Mostly grapefruit and orange, a bit of pine in the back. This beer is all hops. I can get nothing from the malts- no breadiness, no toffee, no honey, no caramel, no nothing. This is all straight up hops, which is appropriate for a beer called Double Dose. Smells delicious and very pungent.

Same concept as in the nose. Grapefruit, orange zest dominate the aromatic hop aspect while the pine is in the background and seems to contribute more of the bitter hop aspect as it seems to get bitter when I get more of the pine on the palate. Very little caramel in the background.

Solid mouthfeel, relatively well carbonated, medium bodied. Runs a bit hot with a dry finish. Quite a bit of bitterness that only ramps up as the beer disappears.

Very well-executed double IPA. This beer is meant to bring a crapload of hops into your mouth and that's it. Barely any malt backbone, yet somehow this beer delivers an excellent sensory drinking experience. Fun and hoppy as hell, but not on the level of Heady Topper or Abrasive. Still, I highly recommend this.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 04:50:32 | More by Stevedore
Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Dose IPA from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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