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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: 1,599
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 6.84%
Wants: 2,029
Gots: 100 | FT: 3
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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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SamuelJackson45

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

09-15-2012 04:25:26 | More by SamuelJackson45
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bootdown21

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +6.8%

09-09-2012 18:34:13 | More by bootdown21
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tarheels86

California

3.73/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

651mL gold foil thanks to dyan and oldsock/Mad Fermentationist. Pours a clear light gold. Spotty lace. Richer tangerine, mango pulp, papaya nose. Vanilla as well. Taste is rich, sugary, quenching. Palate is thick, no astringency. Mild macadamia nut fat. Nice. Jackfruit sugar, pith, and mild pina colata type white alcohol. 5/31/2012 8/3/7/4/15=3.7

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 19:10:18 | More by tarheels86
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +6.8%

09-04-2012 22:25:29 | More by DelicateDelirium
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Shilt

Virginia

4/5  rDev -14.5%

09-04-2012 00:39:49 | More by Shilt
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danmc50

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

09-01-2012 01:19:25 | More by danmc50
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-30-2012 23:50:19 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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bigred89

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

08-29-2012 10:30:01 | More by bigred89
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MagicJeff

Georgia

5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got to share this with LiquidSwords and EyePeeAye. Great times fellas!

Poured from a bomber to a pint glass.

Appearance: Looks beautiful--hazy copperish gold with a nice head. Crazy lacing left afterwards. Head pretty much retained throughout drinking.

Smell: Mango, citrus, slight pine. Slightly sweet caramel? So complex.

Taste: WOW. If the smell is complex, I'm lost at the taste. So freaking good. Mango, grapefruit, yet so balanced with the sweet caramel and toffee malts. Some pepper and warmth from the alcohol on the back end. So enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied feel, goes down smooth.

Overall: I've had Pliny, Heady Topper, Hopslam, and other highly rated IPA's, and I'd put this with the best of them. I appreciated how balanced it tasted--you really appreciated the freshness and effort put into this beer. A world class brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 23:41:56 | More by MagicJeff
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adamdarcy

Michigan

5/5  rDev +6.8%

08-28-2012 00:53:29 | More by adamdarcy
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bomber into long-stemmed tulip. no bottled-on date in sight.

A: a rather hazed orange body. white bubbly head w/ good retention and some nice siticky foam left behind.

S: piney, minty. deep fruitiness. citrus rind. orange and lemon. onions and hot peppers? just writing whatever comes to mind when i take a deep wiff. crazy. however, in conclusion, starts super fruity, a wave of citrus, moves into earthy pine, mint, and dill.

T: reminds me of a creamsicle ice pop. especially with the mild vanilla-like flavor that lingers into the finish. the sweet linger on the finish also battles a decent amount of bitterness. orange juice. a minor touch of alcohol heat?

M: the body is surprisingly light for the ABV. drinks more like a really hoppy pale ale. carbonation is subtle and seems all naturally formed. adds to the creamsicle component.

D: another really solid DIPA from the green mountain state. dangerously drinkability reminds me of Heady Topper. definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 00:44:41 | More by Jimmys
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-21-2012 18:53:19 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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wtfdic

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-21-2012 13:33:54 | More by wtfdic
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BigLittleHokis

California

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-19-2012 15:40:10 | More by BigLittleHokis
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

5/5  rDev +6.8%

08-18-2012 15:48:26 | More by HumanParaquat
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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
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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

08-17-2012 01:43:54 | More by ILiveOffHops
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diverite

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

08-16-2012 23:34:03 | More by diverite
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours an orange gold color that's crisp and clear, light carbonation and leaves a delicate white lacing ring, low carbonation.

S - Pungent and dank light tropical fruit resin, pineapple, oranges, and some floral notes.

T - Very hop forward, lots of resinous, vinous, juicy tropical light colored fruit - juicy sweet ruby red grapefruit, sweet orange and bitter orange rinds, with a peppery spice finish.

M - Medium body and leaves a big coating of pepper spice and ruby grapefruit coating in the mouth that lingers for a very long time.

O - A beer worthy of its expectations.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 23:00:07 | More by jzeilinger
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

08-15-2012 18:47:12 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

08-15-2012 03:01:15 | More by DonFrap
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

08-14-2012 21:42:50 | More by SPRichard
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Nickfellow007

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +6.8%

08-14-2012 20:26:13 | More by Nickfellow007
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased at Lawson's bottle release this past Saturday (2 days ago) at the Waitsfield Farmer's market. Poured into snifter.

A- Pours a hazy yellowish golden with just under a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly recedes to leave almost no head and some spotty lacing. A little bit below average carbonation.

S- Citrusy tangy slightly dank hops, lemon, grapefruit, a little bit of pine, some light malts in the background.

T- Citrusy piney hops, grapefruit, lemon, finishes with some citrusy dank hops and a tiny bit of booze. Citrusy lemon aftertaste. Everything is very well balanced.

M- Fairly light bodied, not too much carbonation, smooth, easy to drink.

O- This was a very good IPA, definitely world class. However not the best that I've had. Personally I like HF the best. This is definitely right up there with Heady Topper and other great IPAs. Definitely stands up there with some of the best I've had. Just a little bit more hops in the aroma, a tad bit less booze in the taste, and a tad bit more carbonation and I think this beer would have been perfect. Definitely recommend having this for any hopheads, you will not be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 23:17:40 | More by jaasen64
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint, 6 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a tulip
Thanks to CADMixes for generously sharing this bottle.

The beer poured a hazy, light orangey-amber color and was topped by a bubbly, bright white, sea foam head. Excellent retention. The head deposited small droplets of lacing all down the glass. As the beer warmed, the chill haze dropped and the liquid turned nearly clear.

A cornucopia of tropical fruit notes came through in the aroma. Tons of mango and papaya. Lots of pineapple. Strong notes of orange peel. Quite peachy as well. There was a pervasive sweetness, but this seemed to come from the fruitiness of the hop profile rather than from an abundance of malts.

Like the nose, the flavor profile was amazingly rich and complex. Tropical fruit notes dominated. Lots of mango and papaya. Good amount of candied citrus peel. Strong peach notes. Touch of pale malts. The finish was crisp, piney and moderately bitter. It provided the perfect balance to this otherwise fruity and sweet DIPA.

The liquid was medium-full bodied for the style with a fine, moderate, tongue blanketing effervescence. Silky smooth and supple. At 8% ABV, the alcohol was nowhere to be found.

Double Sunshine IPA is one of a handful of double IPAs coming out of the state of Vermont that defines excellence within the style. Thank you CADMixes for giving me the first opportunity to actually have a full pour of this glorious nectar.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 00:58:28 | More by Damian
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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