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
4.69/5 rDev +4.2%
Bottled on 7/17. Consumed on 8/7. Poured into an IPA glass
A - Pours a softened orange with a 2 finger white head. Nice lacing and good retention. White head, hazy and loaded with sediment.
S - Mango, grapefruit, white grapes, lemons, and just a cocktail of other citrusy fruit. The smell is excellent.
T - Just an explosion of citrus. Mango and grapefruit up front. It finishes with a little bit of pine that I did not smell coming and some soft dry malt to balance it out.
M - Medium bodied, finishes dry, bitterness lingers. Perfect by my palate.
O - This is my first Lawson's experience and I am thoroughly impressed. This is easily a top 5 beer for me if not higher. The citrus cocktail that was this beer is spectacular. Love it.
08-08-2014 01:55:12 | More by PSU_Mike
Sip Of Sunshine from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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