Double Sunshine IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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Reviews by jdhowe:
4.56/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle shared with magictacosinus -- huge thanks to Steve_Oldrati for the trade/enabling me to get my hands on this one! Picked up from the farmer's market on December 21st, so my best guess put this at about 3 weeks of age.
A: Pours a hazy golden amber with 1 finger of off-white head. Light through the glass reveals golden highlights. This isn't the best looking beer -- not too far off from Heady Topper, to be honest.
S: I think I probably sat there smelling this beer for at least a few minutes before sipping it, and the aroma was fantastic. Incredibly deep and juicy fruit character -- grapefruit, pineapple, stonefruit, and guava. Pine and slight dankness round out the hop aromas, and the malt provides a nice sweet caramel note. Really a great smelling beer.
T/M: Flavor profile follows the aroma almost exactly; this beer tastes like a fresh squeezed juice. Juicy citrus character with a big guava note dominate the flavor. Through the sip, this beer is super wet and juicy, and yet the finish is crisp and slightly drying. Bitterness is there but not dominating. Mouthfeel is wonderful -- medium, juicy, and resinous with perfect carbonation.
O: This is a great beer without question. Very much an east coast/Vermont double IPA, the juicy and resinous hop character is abundant. For how difficult this is to procure (particularly in CA), I don't know that this is something I will seek out again, but I am really glad to have gotten to try it. This is certainly worth seeking out and trying.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2014 00:27:18 | More by jdhowe
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4.81/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Great color on this beer that makes you think its gonna taste very tropical and delicious and it does not dissapoint. Amazing beer super well rounded, has tons of tropical fruit notes but also has great pine/resin notes in there as well, enough of a malt backbone to make this beer super drinkable and it finishes eaassyy...love this stuff
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 21:13:49 | More by Dave_Heltzel
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
100 out of 100 based on 1,599 ratings.