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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: 1,757
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 2,251
Gots: 128 | 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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4.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle from the March 1 bottling, reviewed on April 1.

A - I am a sucker for the unfiltered IPA look. Looks like cloudy lemonade, maybe a shade or two darker. Thick white head, pours to about 3 inches, dissipates quite slowly. Leaves moderate amount of thick lacing. Very very nice.

S - smooth citrus, lemon, grapefruit. Also some juicy tropical notes, like mango. Clean and crisp.

T - this is a full spectrum IPA. Leads with juicy tropical fruit, then orange and grapefruit. Lingering around is some bitter piney type notes. The is a clean and quick punch of bitterness to finish and leave with a rich bitter orange peel after taste. Damn near perfect.

M - great. Nice hop oil. It's interesting in that the carbonation is a little hidden at first and then at the end there is a prickle of carbonation. Really nice.

O - certainly a top shelf, private stock, so good you don't want to share it IPA. Ranks second only to heady in my opinion. This is one of those beers that, if you had to pick one beer for the rest of your life, it'd be a front runner.

Beerandboards, Apr 02, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to my cousin Ben for grabbing this. Countdown to review 200!

A- Pours a very light golden, Literally like sunshine in my glass. Small head that sticks around decently

S- Very grassy with some citrus notes. Hints of booze

T- Like the smell there is the grassy hops in here as well. There's citrus in the middle and booze/pale malts in the end

M- Good carb. Nothing out of the ordinary, well done

O- Delicious? Yes. Best IPA every? Not even close. I'd drink this if I found it but would not seek out

pschul4, Apr 01, 2013
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4.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

HUGE thanks to franklinn for knocking out this bad boy... one of my very top wants.

Looks as good as it could. Body is cloudy pear gold scattered with slow, sparse but consistent beading. A finger of bone white head resides to form a thin cap leaves dramatic lacing all around the glass. A thing of beauty, really.

Incredibly juicy on the nose... massive citrus, honey, pineapple, a pine presence that really holds its own against all the fruity hop aromas... some sweeter fruits like peach and plum. Nose-gasm all up in this piece.

BAM. It seems a bit more conifer focused on the palate... then there's syrupy tangerine and bitter orange zest. A very faint alcohol character is tied seamlessly to the bitter hop contributions. Especially slick... the hop flavors cling to the tongue as my beer weiner stiffens. There's a nice little sweetness that shows up mid palate which is pretty unique and lets that big fruity hop profile do its thang.

The best IPA I've had? Quite possibly. Thank you Frank!

yamar68, Mar 30, 2013
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CADMixes, Mar 29, 2013
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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