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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: 1,799
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 2,314
Gots: 135 | FT: 2
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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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

mjohnson17, May 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

thezoobrew, May 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

ShanePB, May 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

lpayette, May 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Tibs, May 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

Hopbully, May 12, 2013
Photo of Sarlacc83
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.

Sarlacc83, May 12, 2013
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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!

woosterbill, May 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

JaySchneider, May 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

BGsWo22, May 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

cmrillo, May 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

meb3476, May 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

bstyle, May 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

woodchopper, May 09, 2013
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Holmes698, May 09, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
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.

mdaschaf, May 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Sisky, May 08, 2013
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Cyclone8, May 07, 2013
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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.

tbeckett, May 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -14.5%

tom10101, May 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

davey101, May 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

judkinst, May 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

sdaly3, May 05, 2013
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
100 out of 100 based on 1,799 ratings.