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Super Session #2 - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 6.6%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A single hop session IPA brewed with Amarillo on this batch, and our collaboration with the Vermont Pub and Brewery.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 07-08-2014)
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A: Pours a hazy straw yellow with a half-inch thick white head which fades to a thin cap and leaves spotty lace.

N: Citrusy, melon, and tropical overtones. Fruity and floral.

T: Light mildly sweet malt and light citrusy hops. Well balanced.

M: Semi-moderate body and medium carbonation. Soft citrus and dry finish.

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picked up this beer yesterday from the Warren store in Warren, Vermont.

split 2 ways; poured into 2 HF wine stems.

22oz bottle sealed with a pressure cap and green foil.

Appearance: translucent pale yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Lots od sticky white lacing around the glass. Head has good staying power and eventually drops down to thick uneven cap.

Smell: Mellow yet complex nose. Citrus is the biggest player. Oranges definitely oranges contributing a light orange flesh sweetness. Fresh cut grass and a hint of pine resin. A hint of dank hops and lite chalk.

Taste: light bitterness. Light pine and juicy citrus more so oranges than grapefruit, but both are present. Fresh cut grass. Just a hint of bready, cracker, & grainy malt profile to make the perfect backdrop for those hops. Finishes with light bitterness and the hops remain juicy. This has excellent flavor with a really well balanced hop profile!

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with almost moderate carbonation. This is exactly what the label name says it very, very, sessionable. Carbonation is creamy and delicate.

Overall: This is a fantastic single hop IPA that really showcases Amarillo hops perfectly. The light malt profile really makes the perfect "blank canvas" for the flavorful Amarillo hops that contribute a mild bitterness. I think that an Amarillo hop is a perfect choice for a single hop session IPA. Wish that I would have gotten a taste of the Lawsons Super session IPA when Lawsons brewed super session with Citra hops, bet that was just as good as this is or maybe even better!

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A- Hazy medium yellow-golden body, two finger frothy white head with long hang time. Lots of thick lacing. Looks par for the course as far as Lawson's pale ales go. [4.25]

S- Strong grapefruit aromas, a bit of nectarine. Tropical fruits. Mild pale malt sweetness. No graininess. Smells excessively resinous, especially for a session IPA. [4.25]

F- Grapefruits, tropical fruit- mango and papaya- with a nice orange-nectarine bite at the end. In between, there is just the perfect amount of pale malt sweetness to balance out the hops such that there is plenty of depth to the sweetness, but without even coming close to overwhelming the hops. Deliciously fruity, not too bitter and not too sweet. Strikes a good balance. [4.5]

M- Medium bodied, not watery at all, which is one of my most common knocks on session IPAs.. this is not the case here. Very substantial, nice and soft mouthfeel with a nice creaminess. Good carbonation. Extremely drinkable. The only bitterness on the finish is a orange-nectarine kick that finishes resinous and dry. [4.5]

O- This is a great session IPA. I wish All Day could be more like this. As it is, the mouthfeel and flavour are quite outstanding in this one. [4.5]

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Super Session #2 from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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