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Double Sunshine IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Double Sunshine IPADouble Sunshine IPA

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Ratings: 1,716
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 2,177
Gots: 123 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: kingcrowing on 12-18-2010)
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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.

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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!

BeerZombies1, Sep 03, 2014
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Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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