Sip Of Sunshine - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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4.65/5 rDev +3.3%
Poured from bottle into a tulip glass, enjoyed for IPA day. Bottled on july 17th so this is 3 weeks old. Beer is a bright amber gold, really impressive film and lacing on this, a little cloudy.
S - Sucks you in with deep piney, and white grapefruit notes, lemons and limes mixed with some tropical passionfruit and mandarin hints, so crisp and also deeply inciting. Grapefruit notes with an intoxicating floral character abound. A vertical nosing highlights the range of light florals, meaty citrus and heavier phenolic resins that meld together.
T - Start is rich with an upfront mandarin orange and grapefruit citrus flavour before it shifts to cover more of a spicy and resiny side. A big feel to it as layers of hoppy bitterness unleash in waves, carrying bitter citrus, and balanced piney resins, There is a hint of crystal sweetness in the malt profile perhaps but it stands up to the heavy hopping really well. It almost melds as gooseberry notes come toward the finish. Lovely beer. As it warms additional levels of complexity emerge, strong florals and bitter hops cascade but are such a symphony of flavour it ties together on the finish really well. Some slickness on the finish. Hop oils amid a delicious flavour profile.
M - big beer to be sure, although it drinks really nicely you definitely get a notice of its strength and it commands your attention as you drink it. Finish is lingering and bitter. Moderate carbonation, not enough to get in the way of things but even enough to make a really balanced heavy IPA slide along really well.
Were I to compare, I would say this was reminiscent of Heady Topper but with a more unrestrained and assertive bitterness. Hopheads will love this as I did, a really well put together and full bodied IPA, drinks fantastically but the bitterness is so lovely, balanced with a well put together malt body. Really inspiring stuff. Near perfect for an assertive well-hopped IPA. Grows on you and show additional levels of depth and just so tasty.
08-08-2014 02:01:16 | More by mick303
4.56/5 rDev +1.3%
Bottle received in an IP trade.
Pours a golden hazy yellow, with some darker orange tinges, and a one inch head, with sticky lacing down the glass.
Smells potent, and bright, like the sunshine in the name. Orange, pineapple, grapefruit pith, pine resin.
This one tastes great. It's of course no Double Sunshine, but it's a good facsimile. The malt comes through as a pleasant honey-ish flavor, with tons of juicy fruit flavors- orange, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, with some grassiness as well, along with some mild piney bitterness. The bitterness is understated and low, letting the bright juicy hop flavors shine brightly.
This one has a medium body, with a light airy and crisp mouthfeel, with a slight, mild lingering bitterness on the palate. Very, very drinkable.
This was great, absolutely delicious.
08-21-2014 14:58:07 | More by GreesyFizeek
Sip Of Sunshine from Lawson's Finest Liquids
99 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.