Double Sunshine IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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Reviews by Hojaminbag:
4.22/5 rDev -9.8%
Double Sunshine has a body that is somewhere between yellow and orange; it is a fairly light color for a IIPA. The off-white head is quite solid looking, and the retention is very good. Thick rings of lacing remain on the side of my glass from its top to its bottom.
The aroma is aggressively hoppy, with tons of pine and citrus. There isn't a lot of malt hanging around in this aroma.
The hops dominate Double Sunshine. Pine is the single biggest flavor, and it comes through in the flavor profile immediately, along with a bunch of bitterness. Resin and leafy hop flavors also play a roll, but less so than the pine or the citrus that follows the pine. The citrus flavors are also quite powerful, as well as bright and juicy. Grapefruit is the main citrus flavor, but a little bit of orange comes through as well. The malt barely makes a contribution, with just a hint of bread coming through toward the end. A hint of warmth and a bite of bitterness finish things off.
Oily and bitter, the body and carbonation are well-done.
Double Sunshine is a well-made IIPA that is definitely on the bitter and hoppy end of the spectrum, which I like.
01-29-2012 15:29:14 | More by Hojaminbag
More User Reviews:
4.88/5 rDev +4.3%
A - Pours a cloudy light orange with no head even with a strong pour.
S - Heavy citrus and flowery hop aroma. Nice tropical fruits, tangerine, bit earthy, citrus rind, nice light but fruity, hint of malts.
T - Wow super hoppy and tasty with light malt sweetness. Great light pine and lots of tasty bitter grapefruits. Delicious.
M - Medium with a good amount of carb. One of the best mouthfeels I've ever seen in a DIPA
O - This is easily a top 5 all-time IPA for me. So smooth and hoppy and citrusy. This has everything a great DIPA should have. It's great to see another amazing East Coast IPA.
01-29-2012 02:04:19 | More by SkiBum22
4.35/5 rDev -7.1%
Rare Batch: 212 Bottle: 74 and 77
Very hazy golden amber color with a creamy white head that retains very well. Smell has a lot of oranges and tropical fruit. No real malt coming through; it's hop forward and enticing. Taste has some sweet nectarine character going on along with mangos and grapefruit. Just a touch of light grain comes through in the taste, but it still is very much hop dominant. I seem to pretty much just be getting a heavy use of Citra hops in this, but I don't care if that's wrong, I'm loving the taste of this. Medium bodied and about medium carbonation. I gotta give it up, this is one very nice beer.
06-23-2011 02:24:22 | More by badbeer
4.89/5 rDev +4.5%
A- Bright, hazy straw color with thick white head. Lacing lingers and head begins to slowly dissipate over a minute or two.
S- Overwhelming tropical fruit (passion fruit?) aroma hits the nose as soon as the cap comes off the bottle. Subtle pine aroma with a floral quality. Definitely haven't had an IPA with quite this aroma profile.
T- Taste follows the initial impression from the aroma. Very fruity early on. Some piney notes. Overall, a very drinkable DIPA. Alcohol well masked behind the flavor. My wife liked this, and she is not a beer drinker. Almost too fruity for my tastes, though I'll definitely try this one again. (Assuming I'm fortunate enough to obtain one with the hour long drive and one bottle limit).
M- Well balanced flavor comes off quite light bodied and drinkable with a light carbonation.
O- Excellent DIPA. Lives up to the hype. Worth the time, effort and cost to obtain it? Definitely, though it may have to be a once every few months type of beer for me.
09-01-2013 02:14:03 | More by vermontvet
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
100 out of 100 based on 1,686 ratings.