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Double Sunshine IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Double Sunshine IPADouble Sunshine IPA

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1,816 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,816
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 2,367
Gots: 136 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another tasty creation from Lawsons finest. I have only had this once just because its hard to come by, seeming how the winooski beverage only lets you buy 1 bottle at a time and driving to warren is a pain. But the taste hits you in the face with massive hop notes and grapefruit after bite. I can't wait to get more of this beer.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Kyle for this one. 22oz. bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1 finger foamy white head with moderate retention. Beer is a cloudy sunset. Lacing is stringy and patchy with decent stick. Average.

Nose is mango, papaya and pineapple. Big citrus hop notes along with some cane sugar malt sweetness. Aromatic and very appetizing. Just what I'd expect a VT IIPA to be.

Opens citrus, resin, tree sap hop bitterness. Some papaya and mango in the middle with a big, cane sugar malt presence. Some spruce tips and grapefruit too. Finishes sappy and dry with a resiny, hop bitter aftertaste. Juicy, dry hop perfection!

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Resiny and sticky in the mouth and goes down dry and sappy. Messy finish with a lingering, sticky, dry aftertaste. Nice.

If you had to pick 3 DIPAs to represent The Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, and Lawsons, you'd probably pick Heady Topper, Ephraim, and Double Sunshine respectively. DS is not in the same conversation as the other two. However, that doesn't mean its not a world class beer. Worth trying and easily the best hoppy offering I've had from Lawson's.

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A: It has a hazy golden yellow body with an off white two finger head that hangs around for a long time.

S: One of the more complicated hop profiles I've ever had. There is a citrus dominate front that contains heavy lemon and grapefruit. It then transitions to a Simcoe pine heavy finish. There is a subtle caramel note running throughout the entire nose.

T: Nearly a perfect blend of malt and hops. The flavor is uniform from start to finish. There is a sweet caramel and bready flavor that is what an IPA backbone should be. The hops match the nose pretty well. There is citrus (lemon, apricot, and grapefruit), pine, and that dank hop flavor that is delicious.

M: Perfect body. It is very smooth and has a great carbonation bite.

O: I was expecting this beer to be good but overrated. I was wrong. This beer lives up to the hype. Well worth actively pursuing if you are a fan of well balanced IPAs.

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Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
100 out of 100 based on 1,816 ratings.