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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: 1,592
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 6.84%
Wants: 2,026
Gots: 101 | 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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Hopbully

Virginia

5/5  rDev +6.8%

05-12-2013 05:50:52 | More by Hopbully
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

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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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber courtesy of TheLostGringo, poured into a Gandhi-Bot tulip. Been pining after this one for quite some time.

A: Very slightly hazed pale amber body under an inch of fine off-white head. Standard retention, plenty of delicate lace. Attractive.

S: Much more subdued than I was expecting, but once I stick my nose down in the glass I get some nice ripe tangerine balanced against a keen minty herbal note. Lovely, but not the room-filling hoppiness I was hoping for.

T: My first sip more than makes up for any disappointment I felt from the nose, as this is a truly delicious brew. Richly juicy citrus hops are front and center, with orange, tangerine, grapefruit, and mango. Underneath the sweet hops is a layer of pleasantly bready malt, followed by clean herbal bitterness on the finish. Absolutely phenomenal.

M: Soft, well-carbonated medium body. Velvety.

O: Great. I think I'd still take Heady or S&S #5 over this, but it would be a tough decision. Worth the hype, and by far my favorite Lawson's IPA.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 03:27:38 | More by woosterbill
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JaySchneider

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-12-2013 03:09:17 | More by JaySchneider
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BGsWo22

New York

5/5  rDev +6.8%

05-11-2013 18:55:47 | More by BGsWo22
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cmrillo

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-11-2013 01:57:54 | More by cmrillo
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meb3476

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-10-2013 16:17:53 | More by meb3476
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bstyle

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

05-10-2013 06:26:00 | More by bstyle
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woodchopper

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

05-09-2013 19:35:25 | More by woodchopper
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

05-09-2013 12:28:16 | More by Holmes698
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.34/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Paul for sharing. Review from notes.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a white foamy head on top, nice retention with streaky lacing all down the sides.

S: Not as in your face as I was hoping for, but still very nice. Lots of tropical/citrus fruit, some orange, grapefruit, and pineapple. A bit of pine and light caramel. A bit of sweetness as well.

T: Similar to the aroma, lots of citrus fruit mixed with a little bit of pine. Grapefruit and a big of orange and orange peel. Faint caramel and bready malt.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Had extremely high hopes for this beer, and while extremely good, as a slight let down. Was hoping for a more in your face beer, but still extremely well crafted and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 22:43:33 | More by mdaschaf
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Sisky

California

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

05-08-2013 01:57:18 | More by Sisky
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

05-07-2013 00:31:11 | More by Cyclone8
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had a glass of this at Blackback in Waterbury. From notes.

A - Poured cloudy orange with a ton of carbonation. One finger of off white head and good spotty lace with a film of retention.

S - Juicy. Holy hell. Juicy bright hops. Hops from all directions. Grapefruit and pineapple for sure.

T - Really nice hop profile. Bright. Mango, sweet fruit, resin, peach, and lovely floral notes. Beautiful.

M - Nice strong bitterness. Oily. Good carbonation, medium body.

O/D - A really nice DIPA. Really lovely with so much complexity and great flavours. Nice to sip and figure out while being easy to drink. Good stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2013 03:02:13 | More by tbeckett
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -14.5%

05-06-2013 02:06:16 | More by tom10101
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davey101

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-05-2013 03:22:40 | More by davey101
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judkinst

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

05-05-2013 02:56:51 | More by judkinst
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sdaly3

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +6.8%

05-05-2013 00:00:11 | More by sdaly3
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -14.5%

05-04-2013 18:00:38 | More by thebigredone
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Wolfpack2005

North Carolina

4.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks Fujii13 for sending this huge want my way!

A-Hazy dark golden color with a 1 finger head that leaves minimal lacing

S-Sweet tropical and citrus hops right off the bat with a little bit of pine mixed in. Also catch small hints of wheat.

T-Follows the nose with the sweet citrus and tropical flavors with notes of pine and earthiness. The hops a kept in check with a nice hearty malty backbone that stands up nicely to that diverse hop profile.

M-Relatively heavy body (for the style) with a nice smooth and creamy mouthfeel and lower than average carbonation.

O-Excellent DIPA easily crack my top 5. Great hop profile with the perfect amount of malt mixed in to keep it balanced (relative to the style).

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 23:21:20 | More by Wolfpack2005
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KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +6.8%

05-03-2013 16:21:33 | More by KevinmusPrime
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JxExM

New York

5/5  rDev +6.8%

05-03-2013 12:52:16 | More by JxExM
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -14.5%

05-03-2013 04:12:00 | More by jjheinrichs
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IPAyForHops

California

4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-02-2013 23:33:41 | More by IPAyForHops
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-01-2013 21:52:51 | More by jhillwastaken
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
100 out of 100 based on 1,592 ratings.