Double Sunshine IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Double Sunshine IPADouble Sunshine IPA

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Ratings: 1,887
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 2,843
Gots: 173 | FT: 2
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Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kingcrowing on 12-18-2010

This American Double India Pale Ale is packed with juicy tropical fruit flavors and bright herbal aromas, thanks to the abundance of US-grown hops.
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Ratings: 1,887 | Reviews: 312
Photo of garyloveman
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the DIPA's that started it all for me. Had it after a Heady, and loved the different hop flavor, so much citrus, both on the nose and palette.

Photo of RebelWithoutACause
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yeah, it's that fucking good.

Photo of 31Sam13
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have been making moves, going on a trade binge with friends met while living around the country. Little did I know what lurked in my backyard...I love the name...I think the BHOEL...would approve...

Photo of Whitley
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I give this beer 5's across the board. It is so delicious and just a fantastic DIPA . A must have if you can find it !

Photo of rongcsc
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfectly balanced beer. Not too hoppy, not too sweet. Perfect mouthfeel. Only wish it was more accessible.

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic!!! Loved this beer. It was very fresh when consumed as well

Photo of BradMatton13
4.45/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers

Photo of kw_pip
4.52/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Strong hops. Thick flavor. Citrus hints.

Photo of Badliverglen
5/5  rDev +6.8%

belive the hype its that good.

Photo of BeerforAC
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Grrreat

Photo of BeerSnob1022
4/5  rDev -14.5%

Another overrated beer. Good but not Pliny or Heady or even Enjoy By when it first came out. Very orange and cloudy. Thick foamy head that lasts. Thought it would be more citrusy though.

Photo of Billquirk
5/5  rDev +6.8%

An amazing beer. What all DIPA's should aspire to. Amazing aroma, smooth taste. Perfection.

Photo of dboon
3.75/5  rDev -19.9%

Bottle shared by Seth. Clear pale yellow pour. Grapefruity hop aromas. Super dry with floral and herbal notes. A little unbalanced. Above average body. Average mouthfeel. Didn't quite live up to all the hype.

Photo of RonfromJersey
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Hazy dark orange body, three fingers of pure white level foam, plenty of carbonation streams. Lacing is a perfect film.

Huge fresh inviting citrus aroma. Grapefruit, orange, but of lemon, peach.

A quick base of sweet malt, big blast of fresh juicy fruit, quick bitter nip, and it all lingers long into the afterglow.

Medium, bubbly, prickly mouthfeel that dances along the tongue.

Simply outstanding. Lives up to all the build up.

Photo of WineGuy78
5/5  rDev +6.8%

the nectar of the gods. This blows away Heady Topper, and Heady is one of the best beers I've ever had. Truly the most amazing beer i have ever had.

Photo of von_kaiser
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

This beer gets better with each pour out of the bomber. I enjoyed this cherry popping session more than the one I had w/ HT. Cheers!

Photo of BeerZombies1
5/5  rDev +6.8%

double sunshine - lawson's finest liquids double ipa
abv 8%

appearance: very interesting pour starts of a starbright sunrise orange color. half way through the pour color starts to darken and get slightly hazy. end of pour continues to add haziness and ends up a over ripe peach hue. this even after i gently rolled the bottle before opening. attractive soapy, loose off white bubbly head, with a decent retention.
aroma: i was expecting to be instantly blown away by the nose. i was actually a little bit disappointed, i felt it was slightly muted. decided to let it sit and revisit a few mins later. now i could get nice sweet pineapple, mango, peach followed by some really interesting sour grapes and bright crisp green apples. slight earthy, vegetal ending. i don't get any maltiness at all.
taste: i've never had an ipa that has tasted like this. so fresh and juicy loads of tropical fruits that swirl around with that subtle sour grape i got on the nose. crisp snappy green apples with a floral rose petal and honeysuckle in the middle. nice earthy, herbal notes that come in right before the slightly sweet bready malts.
mouthfeel: medium body and carbonation. one of the craziest snappy quick dry finishes i've had to date. this beer drinks do wet and juicy and literally when i swallow it sucks all the moister out of my mouth begging me to drink more.
overall: having the opportunity to have the top 3 rated ipas back to back to back in the same night was mind blowing. i truly think that ds is an outstanding beer. the taste is super unique and delicious. i feel like i could smash multiples of this no problem. with that being said i feel like it lacked that in your face aroma that heady topper has. the flavor profile i would put above pliny so results for me would be:
1. heady topper
2. double sunshine
3. pliny the elder

rating: hard to give this anything but 5/5 zombie heads!

Photo of Erockruns
5/5  rDev +6.8%

This must be what melted gold tastes like. This is THE BEST beer I've ever had. Better than Heady Topper and that beer is insanely delicious. So lucky to have the ability to enjoy them both.

Photo of flipper2gv
4.95/5  rDev +5.8%

On tap at Hen in the Woods restaurant in Burlington.

A: It pours like every other DIPA, dark yellow/light orange color, hazy, pure white head, good lacing and good retention.

S: This is juicy stuff. Tons of fresh (slighlty unriped) pineapples, peaches, mango, clementines. A very sour but very tropical juice. Then, you get some of grass like hops that is typical to Vermont it seems. Sugars seem low.

T: This is extremely tasty, tons of sour pineapples, peaches, mango and clementines just attack the tongue right at the beginning. Super fruity and juicy. Then you get a real solid hop smash of dry-ness that never gets chalky, but is always on the side of citrus peels and grass. A light sweetness lingers on after the storm to remind you of the fruit notes. Amazing.

M: Super light and never sticky, just like I love my DIPA's.

D: This is superbly drinkable. Like any top tier DIPA, you don't feel the alcohol at all and it has a similar level of drinkability as a tropical fruit juice.

THIS IS IT! This is the best DIPA I've ever had. It's the perfect blend of fruits, sourness, dryness, and just enough sweetness. This is a top tier beer and, to my tastebuds, this is better than Heady Topper. Damn near perfect if you ask me.

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.77/5  rDev +1.9%

Gorgeous orange body with a soapy white head. Lingering aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, cantaloupe, really fruity with some dank aromas too. Flavor is terrific. Hops come through in a big way with all of the fruity hop flavors playing off of each other, but the kicker is a great toasty malt flavor. It sneaks in just enough to balance this one out nicely, but it is definitely a tremendously hoppy and bitter DIPA. Drinks great too, with a nice light body, but huge flavor. Damn this is good.

Photo of VTLocal420
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Hands down one of the best beers I've ever had, stands up right next to Heady in it's own right (IMVHO).

Only down side is the limited availability of this beer, even to a Vermonter who lives with-in 20 miles of the brewery.

I would strive to obtain this over Heady as it is a must-try, for me at least.

Photo of RudyMcCrafferty45
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Gives Heady a competitor

Photo of babyvdog
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Perfect. Great balance of ipa with frontal hops no bitter, nice lace in glass.

Photo of Ready4aHeady
5/5  rDev +6.8%

From a bomber in trade

Pale yellow to light apricot color-- medium head

Aroma is citrus- light apricot, pineapple, and orange, with piney dank hops.

Flavors are similar and very well integrated. What really gets you right away is the creamy-factor!
Lush full mouth feel with good carbonation, almost no discernible malt (just the way I like it), and a mildly bitter finish.

Overall, well, the 5 speaks for itself. Right up their with Heady and HF-several, but Abner comes to mind.

Photo of GJ40
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Sample from a 22oz bottle. Thanks Clint for sharing!

The aroma wasn't as good as I anticipated. I found it a little grassy. But the flavor was fantastic!

I really enjoyed this beer.

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Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
100 out of 100 based on 1,887 ratings.