Double Sunshine IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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Reviews by MCain04:
4.51/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Big props to BostonRyan to scoring some on a VT trip and sharing the love. 22 oz bottle 1 wk fresh poured into a Speigelau glass.
Light golden clear body with a thick creamy head of small and medium bubbles with great retention and lacing, hard to get much better.
Smells quite tropical with strong notes of grapefruit, mango, papaya, guava, orange, with more subdued hoppy grass and piney notes. Definitely a juicy smelling beer.
Great layers of complexity here with multiple flavor levels. I am getting that Citra tropical juicy hop profile, although slightly more subdued that the nose would indicated. Much more herbal and piney on the taste with surprising bitterness. No alcohol burn evident. Bitterness lingers.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a tad oily, moderate to high level of carbonation, a sticky and dry finish.
Overall an outstanding DIPA that I am privileged to have tried. In a style where such giants as Pliny, Heady, Abrasive, etc historically dominate, Double Sunshine comes close to a top 5 choice for me but falls just short, and I feel it's rating may be inflated by rarity. Still a fantastic brew though and a must-try at some point for all DIPA fans.
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2013 20:16:08 | More by MCain04
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5/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
One of the finest beers I have ever tasted. We came up for the lawsons anniversary and tried many of the best beers in the world at hill farmstead and alchemist. I have now had all of the top 10 except VBDL. I think this is my new favorite. Sunshine is the best of the 8 or so lawsons I tried this weekend.
Serving type: on-tap
04-20-2014 13:45:59 | More by peacemakers48
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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