Double Sunshine IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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Reviews by klythjohan:
4.75/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Like most others, I have been seeking this beer for quite a long time, it wasn't until I made a recent trip up to Vermont that I stumbled upon it at a farmer's market. Anyways, on to the review...
A: Pours a foamy white head with mild head retention. The beer itself is a pseudo-cloudy light golden color with a fairly average stick.
S: Not as strong as I was hoping for, but offers an initial blast of citrus tones, strong grapefruit, pineapple with a bit of piney freshness.
T: Carries through with all aroma tones but offers a nice complexity overcoming its aroma, this thing is truly one delicious brew. You get that strong citrus flavor immediately followed by a nice malt tone. It manages to round itself out and end on a nice piney note. Amazing.
M: Soft, medium-bodied, moderately carbonated.
O: I came in with extremely high expectations of this beer, and honestly, it did not disappoint! I just wish it was a bit easier to find!
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2013 00:13:11 | More by klythjohan
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4.01/5 rDev -13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Solid beer. Nothing more, nothing less. The hype surrounding this beer, all the "juicy" reviews had me expecting more. Don't get me wrong, good, but not great.
A - beautiful hazy more sunshine lemon than orange. Unfiltered, so as expected.
S - More muted than expected. Aggressive swirl brings out grapefruit rind and a vegetal and earthy component. More impressed with the grassy raw earth component here than the citrus.
T - there is a less than refined and raw earthy hop component to the taste which I can appreciate, although the "tropical juiciness" that everyone raves about is slim to none. Honestly, my 4 rating here is generous. I have no clue why this holds a candle to others as in the league of Pliny & Heady, as well as other heavy hitters overly discussed on here.
M - very nice, but not as "sessionable " as many make it seem. 1/2 way through it gets somewhat mealy. After 22oz, I'm good; which usually isn't the case with most other 8% DIPAs.
O - my trader on this one is awesome, reliable, and I'm assured this is not an old bottle. However, there's no bottle date, so I have no true reference to freshness. All I can say is that I'm glad I've knocked this off my list, but I can think of plenty of year round accessible beers that easily measure up to this one. Don't get me wrong. I'm very appreciative of this trade and opportunity. The coolest thing about this beer is the slogan in the label. "Straight from the green Mountains to your head." My type of people.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 22:09:33 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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