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Triple Sunshine IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Triple Sunshine IPATriple Sunshine IPA

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213 Ratings
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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 155
Gots: 22 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This lupullin-laden India Pale Ale is packed with juicy tropical fruit character, bright floral aromas, and exceptional layers of flavor. Store cold, pour carefully, then close your eyes and enjoy a tropical vacation in a glass.

(Beer added by: Rymar9 on 05-07-2014)
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Reviews by bahnfire:
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bahnfire

Vermont

4.8/5  rDev +3%

Bottle to Lawson's Willie Belcher

A: Super hazy bright orange color with a fluffy white head. Lots of lacing. Very pretty.

S: Possibly the best smelling IPA I've ever encountered. Like Double Sunshine, just more so. Citrusy deliciousness.

T: Taste following the nose. This really is DS just taken to another level. Everything I love about DS is there in spades. There is a hint of alcohol as it warms.

M: Excellent carbonation, same juicy mouthfeel as DS.

O: I generally don't enjoy "triple" IPAs. I find most of them to be really boozy and malty/sweet, and without much hop aroma (Hi-RES and Hop Shortage come to mind). Triple Sunshine somehow avoids those normal pitfalls that seem to come with such a high ABV IPA. Aside from a bit of alcohol as it warms, this is just as aromatic and juicy as Double Sunshine. I wouldn't say it is "better" than DS, but I wouldn't say it is "worse" either. They are now both my favorite IPAs.

05-27-2014 14:59:29 | More by bahnfire
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tectactoe

Michigan

5/5  rDev +7.3%

06-16-2014 12:15:45 | More by tectactoe
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Schlais

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4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

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Pooles26

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +7.3%

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New York

5/5  rDev +7.3%

06-23-2014 17:21:13 | More by BillKuhnel
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -8.8%

06-10-2014 03:24:11 | More by doremite
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

06-04-2014 00:52:00 | More by stereosforgeeks
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -8.8%

05-31-2014 20:43:22 | More by acurtis
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Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

05-26-2014 18:34:24 | More by prdstmnky
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Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-16-2014 07:12:27 | More by SunDevil12
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.66/5  rDev -21.5%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Cloudy and murky, although the first pour from the bottle was much clearer. Small white head. Leggy and a little bit of lacing. Wispy surface.

Smell - Lots of tropical fruit. Pale malt. A bit of doughy sweetness. A little bit of diacetyl.

Taste - Much better, but there's a little bit of diacetyl. Strong tropical fruit and orange hops. Hint of grainy malt. Moderate pale malt sweetness and the slightest bitterness.

Mouthfeel - A little astringent. Not very boozy and doesn't drink like 10.5%. Medium carbonation.

Overall - The diacetyl is very mild, so it doesn't kill it. Otherwise a good beer.

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New York

5/5  rDev +7.3%

05-27-2014 21:57:22 | More by MPPHISH
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SCEV

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -8.8%

06-26-2014 17:52:24 | More by SCEV
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AndrewKroll

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -8.8%

08-07-2014 00:23:02 | More by AndrewKroll
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-04-2014 18:15:56 | More by KCBeerNerd
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beer456

New York

4.68/5  rDev +0.4%

Tasted this at brewfest 2014. A nice beer that I wouldnt mind trying again as beerfest only gives you 4 oz glasses na the lines are kind of long at the Lawsons section. Still happy to have tried it early as the keg got kicked rather fast and the 4oz. I tasted was the only 4 oz. available to me. Very nice kick. Fruity but not overpowering. Very different from the Sip of Sunshine by Lawsons.

07-19-2014 19:00:59 | More by beer456
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District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +7.3%

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jegross2

Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.3%

Reviewing the Triple Sunshine from Lawson's Finest Liquids out of Warren, Vermont.

Score: 100

From the 05/24/13 bottle release. Served in an Upland snifter and enjoyed on 06/11/14.

Appearance: Pours a radiant and murky light tangerine color with a finger of white head that settles to a thin foggy cap. Excellent lacing with crazy cling/retention. Has a cascading head when tilted. Such a gorgeous beer. 5/5

Smell: Bright and bold mango, peach, pineapple, fresh and dank tropical fruit and pine. Has a sticky, resinous sweetness to the nose. Really awesome. Reminds me of a danker, sweeter-malt aroma version of Double Sunshine. So much citrus, pine and dank freshness. Has a light spice character to the nose. 5/5

Taste: This beer has the same big juicy citrus and tropical fruit character of Double Sunshine upfront -- especially the mango and pineapple assault, in addition to the grapefruit -- but this is quickly followed by a bitter piney hop bite and lasting bitterness. Has a nice underlying sweetness, but definitely more bitter leaning than Double Sunshine's balanced juiciness. There is a little spicy/earthy character to the finish along with a little caramel malt flavor. Lasting bitterness and a nice resin flavor towards the back half. No booziness here, in my opinion. The bitterness layers nicely, with the flavors growing in intensity with every sip. Great integration here. 5/

Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied, perfect carbonation. Really viscous for an IPA. Slick, oily mouthfeel with a nice mildly dry finish. Bitter leaning with a stick-around-sweetness too. 5/5

Overall: A slightly spicy, bitterer and drier version of Double Sunshine with a nice dank quality to it. This beer falls somewhere between my two favorite IPA -- Double Sunshine and Abrasive -- with its bitter hop bite and sweet/juicy tropical fruit character. I can dig it!

Cost: $12 for a 22 oz (bomber).

06-17-2014 05:20:16 | More by jegross2
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.3%

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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

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Triple Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
100 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.