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BIG HAPI India Black Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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89
very good

201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 27
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This dark and devious brew reflects a resinous and sticky fusion of intense bitterness, big roasted barley flavors, and powerful dank aromas. Made with HUGE additions of five hop varieties and seven malts to create a bold flavor profile.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-06-2009)
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-26-2014 04:00:25 | More by Dirtinabottle
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Kyle for sharing.

A - Poured into a tulip a nice dark almost black hue with a nice half finger mocha head that fades to a nice thin blanket.

S - Aromas of super dank resinous hops, grapefruit, pine, chocolate. Nice.

T - Taste is incredibly hoppy, loads of wet, dank, resinous pine with some very bitter grapefruit finish. The malts assess suppressed nicely, good chocolate.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, great bitter finish.

O - Overall this beer was mighty tasty, Loads of hops.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 02:34:20 | More by rudzud
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1%

02-22-2014 03:10:35 | More by OnryAndMean
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Cruick

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

02-21-2014 19:57:58 | More by Cruick
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BoldRulerVT

Vermont

4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomb into an oversized snifter glass.
Pours very, very dark almost black with a very generous 2 finger head, dark khaki and so thick and creamy it looked like a dessert. The head lasted forever with nice lacing. Sick!
Smell was hoppy, roasty. Exactly what I was expecting from the black IPA.
Taste was much more hop forward and less bitter than I experienced with Toast, Lawson's other black IPA. Very roasty, but in very nice balance with the hop-forward characteristics.
Mouthfeel was nice, not much bitterness on the palate after each sip.
Overall, a very nice black IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 13:27:22 | More by BoldRulerVT
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ThatsThatDude

New York

5/5  rDev +26.3%

01-05-2014 21:58:30 | More by ThatsThatDude
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

01-05-2014 18:16:17 | More by lgmol
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

01-05-2014 18:15:22 | More by LoveStout
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Maseitz

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-01-2014 21:20:22 | More by Maseitz
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judkinst

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-24-2013 04:44:45 | More by judkinst
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RyanOooh

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1%

12-19-2013 04:45:49 | More by RyanOooh
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MichaelAllenVT

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1%

12-16-2013 13:46:40 | More by MichaelAllenVT
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-14-2013 06:57:03 | More by facesnorth
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%

12-14-2013 03:18:54 | More by stereosforgeeks
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-13-2013 19:28:46 | More by SpasmWaiter
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Sean802

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-12-2013 02:17:30 | More by Sean802
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

12-07-2013 20:59:49 | More by weeare138
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Brendog9

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-07-2013 00:07:49 | More by Brendog9
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-06-2013 15:11:09 | More by waddellc2
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-03-2013 18:01:37 | More by Knapp85
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-03-2013 17:51:37 | More by millerbuffoon
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lawson's Finest Liquids - BIG HAPI India Black Ale, poured into a Fiddlehead snifter.

Look - Pours a dark black with an inch sized soapy head that dissipates quickly but leaves an abundance of lacing.

Smell - Dark malts with lop hop profile. Mostly smoked malts, some dark fruits.

Taste - Roasted malts for sure with some piney hops on top. Finishes a mix of roast and piney hops but charred. The char character calms down as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel - Not boozy in the least bit. Light-medium body with moderate carbonation. Doesn't rest overly charred.

Overall - Solid black IPA that improves as it warms. Not my favorite but solid nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 23:22:07 | More by JMScowcroft
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-27-2013 16:18:00 | More by williamjbauer
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Hendry

Vermont

4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Opaque black,small tan head dissipates quickly,average lacing.

Aroma is coffee-like with a roasted vibe,hops and malt,nice.

The first couple of sips tasted charred and super roasty, which was a letdown initially, however the next few sips (particularly upon warming) drew me in and won me over.
I can't say there has ever been an ale that started off tasting so obtuse that quickly became palatable and savory.This is a hopped up black ale Sean Lawson style.

Mouthfeel is medium, flavors coat the palate solidly.

I prefer LFL Toast a touch more than Big Hapi, but this is a solid effort and worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 05:22:31 | More by Hendry
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BColton1

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-26-2013 00:32:32 | More by BColton1
BIG HAPI India Black Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
89 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.