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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: 1,611
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 6.84%
Wants: 2,046
Gots: 104 | FT: 3
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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Photo of kehustler14

New York

3.75/5  rDev -19.9%

07-13-2013 02:44:40 | More by kehustler14
Photo of Chico1985


3.79/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is a hazy orange/amber color with a small off-white head that retains, and retains well. Some lace left.

The scent brings lots of danky onion/grass/herbal hops punctuated by some citrus and light pineapple, tropical-ish notes. Not much to speak of for malt except for maybe the slightest whiff of caramel.

The taste is similar with an overall onion/herbal/earthy feel mostly overtaking, there is the same aforementioned citrus and pineapple flavor going on, but a surprising lack of fruity hops. Malt provides a stronger backbone with some nice biscuit and caramel.

The mouthfeel is very smooth, well-carbonated, brings a good amount of bitterness without nearing overpowering. High drinkability.

Not quite the tropical bomb I expected, pretty enjoyable however it's not my favorite hop profile. Definitely would like to give this another try.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2013 22:46:57 | More by Chico1985
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed On tap at Prohibition Pg. White foam on yellow suds. A DIPA level of bitterness. Good drinkability, above average mouthfeel. Only a faint hop aroma. What a way to start, with a DIPA in the afternoon. Lots of citrus flavour, fruity. The alcohol is there.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2012 11:40:50 | More by Sammy
Photo of Phelps


3.88/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle number 15 of 211, shared by ejyoung, in a tulip.

Cloudy apricot in color, with only shadows of fingers visible behind. The frothy off-white head fizzles away quickly, leaving a thin top layer, a big sticky ring and large gobs of lace.

Bright nose. Orange peel, grapefruit, juicyfruit. Some floral character also emerges with roses and lavender. Tinge of cracker malt as well.

Tropical! Pineapple juice, mango, grass and some stickiness meld with floral potpourri and lavender. Cracker malt adds a bit of balance. Another flash of hops appears at the swallow, with moderate lingering bitterness.

Medium-light, fizzy body with gentle massaging bubbles. I get a good amount of tongue-burning heat and fumes — more than is suitable for an 8 percent ABV beer.

A bright, bitter tongue slap of an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 23:14:30 | More by Phelps
Photo of 4thelvofbeer


3.91/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden yellow with a great citrus nose..really nice. Very smooth IPA..not really bitter and very flavorful...lots of tastes and nice fruity notes. All around, I really enjoyed this beer.
This is a great IPA, hands down, no doubt. I am honestly not sure why it has a rating of 100 though. I dont think it is a "100" beer, but a solid, really good IPA! Nothing exraordinary though...

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 22:34:05 | More by 4thelvofbeer
Photo of Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.94/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tapped at 3pm on 3/2/2013 at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier. Served in a standard pint. Pours a light, golden-orange hue with a dense, half-inch, cream-colored head embedded with tiny pinpricks. Nose is fairly subdued with some light citrusy notes only really coming forth. Taste reveals citrus, buttermilk and an earthy/herbal quality. Finish expresses a slight biscuity character. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a creamy texture and a slightly oily quality. An easy drinking IPA, but not what I would consider a DIPA per se (perhaps it's the cask conditioning). I was lead to believe that Double Sunshine was a juicy DIPA loaded with fruit; however, I don't get this here. I'll have to see how the presentation in the bottle compares with the cask.

Serving type: cask

03-05-2013 00:32:29 | More by Jwale73
Photo of writerLJBerg


3.94/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this review from a long time ago in my notebook. 22oz bottle courtesy of LoPo87 at a tasting.

A: Cloudy straw yellow and lacks lacing.

N: Sweet and hoppy. Grapefruit, pine, biscuit, and mango.

T: Sweet malt, pine, some drying floral hops. Little bit of spice and pepper.

M: Very drying and it's very clean. There's definitely some alcohol here.

O: A worthy DIPA, but it's not a beer I'd gush about. Certainly a recommend if you like this style scraping and pine-filled. Definitely better than Heady Topper which we had at the same time.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 04:07:02 | More by writerLJBerg
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3.95/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pour is light golden peach, faint haze, tight white head. The nose is of tropical fruit and faint herbal note. Taste of light doughy malt, strong tropical citrusy fruit, notes of peaches, herbal vegetal I'm the back with an assertive bitterness and moderate carbonation. The body is oily medium body, slick on the back of the tongue bordering a nice velvety finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 16:21:00 | More by cpetrone84
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3.95/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden orange with a white foamy head that dissipates quickly. Solid lacing all down the sides.

S: tropical fruit including pineapple and grapefruit. There was pine and light bready note.

T: Grapefruitand, papaya, pine and ETOH are prominent. bready notes.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: I've been fortunate to have had this beer approx a dozen times. While solid, this particular bottle was the least balanced. Bought at Montpelier farmers market early March.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 00:13:52 | More by hillvt4me
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4/5  rDev -14.5%

04-20-2014 13:20:47 | More by Shankopotamus
Photo of hope22

4/5  rDev -14.5%

11-19-2012 04:16:20 | More by hope22
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4/5  rDev -14.5%

12-01-2011 17:12:52 | More by ipa247
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4/5  rDev -14.5%

03-06-2013 16:43:00 | More by DJButters
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4/5  rDev -14.5%

03-31-2013 18:17:27 | More by leschkie
Photo of MWolverines66

New York

4/5  rDev -14.5%

02-05-2014 02:11:57 | More by MWolverines66
Photo of farnold

New York

4/5  rDev -14.5%

07-14-2014 19:04:16 | More by farnold
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4/5  rDev -14.5%

02-18-2012 22:46:33 | More by jsilva
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4/5  rDev -14.5%

06-30-2013 23:29:59 | More by Atomicskis5
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4/5  rDev -14.5%

05-12-2014 12:10:38 | More by DrunkAl
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4/5  rDev -14.5%

07-12-2012 01:58:24 | More by mcintire78
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4/5  rDev -14.5%

04-28-2014 04:17:00 | More by Dajtai007
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4/5  rDev -14.5%

01-25-2012 15:02:17 | More by billyshears
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4/5  rDev -14.5%

06-08-2012 23:24:02 | More by mfgreene
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4/5  rDev -14.5%

06-16-2013 16:36:22 | More by beerinNV
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4/5  rDev -14.5%

07-02-2012 03:38:56 | More by sendsilk
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
100 out of 100 based on 1,611 ratings.