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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: 1,588
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 6.84%
Wants: 2,019
Gots: 99 | FT: 4
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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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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

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

Bottle purchased fresh on July 20th. Poured in to FFF stemmed tulip.

A - Cloudy medium orange colour. Half a finger of thick white head formed and receded to a thin layer

S - Massive grapefruit aroma up front with complimentary orange rind and pineapple notes. A very light sweetness from the malts comes through. Very fresh and juicy.

T - An assertive bitterness up front with grapefruit, pineapple and some pine. Definitely a hop bomb with only a touch of caramel sweetness from the malts. The bitterness lingers considerably in the finish.

M - Medium body, light carbonation. Full on tongue-coating hop oils.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 23:52:10 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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buffs9

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

08-01-2012 13:34:58 | More by buffs9
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -19.9%

07-30-2012 18:05:45 | More by ChrisPro
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FalconA

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +6.8%

07-30-2012 03:13:27 | More by FalconA
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kevanb

Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

22oz bottle courtesy of Wowcoolman, many thanks for bringing this over!

This beer pours a really nice peachy orange color, clean, clear with a couple of bubbles rising to the top of the glass. A nice fluffy finger of white head rests atop the beer, decent retention, a nice web of lacing left behind along with some film after the head recedes. The aroma is great, big floral notes jump out of the glass, citrus, some nice simple cereal malt. The hops are a bit soapy, but also bring out some nice coniferous notes along with some grassy earthiness. The flavors are great, follows the nose perfectly, lots of floral notes, juicy citrus, a bit of caramel sweetness from the malt, but that's really all the malt I could detect, this is a hop forward beer, plain and simple. Some tropical fruit comes out as well with some nice grassiness and pine at the finish. The body is superb, sticky, big and full, super smooth with perfect levels of carbonation.

Verdict: Certainly one of the finest IPAs out there. Great hop profile, just enough of a malt backbone to keep some balance, great body with a great powerful aroma. Super happy to have tried this one fresh!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 21:31:38 | More by kevanb
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Pahn

New York

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

07-29-2012 21:25:12 | More by Pahn
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.28/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Wowcoolman at Woodshop 7

Look: Pours a translucent orangish body with a 1/2 inch off white bubbly head and very good retention with some nice circular lace

Nose: The nose starts out all about citrus fruits with orange, lemon, and grapefruit coming to mind. Finishes with a nice pine note

Taste: Again the beer starts out citrus and it packs a punch. That is backed up by malty backbone and finishes with a nice touch of pine

Mouthfeel: Medium body and high in carbonation and very dry and bitter

Overall: Great dipa and I would recommend this to anyone who has not had it but I am in california and I will stick to the ones out this way just because they are far more easy to obtain.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 18:52:01 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Rymar9

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +6.8%

07-26-2012 03:17:04 | More by Rymar9
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.4/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour courtesy of Wowcoolman at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear light orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some very nice tropical fruit aromas. Taste is exactly the same and comes with a medium amount of hop bitterness that lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is super tasty and really easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 01:17:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
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drewone

California

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-24-2012 00:10:31 | More by drewone
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rickards9

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +6.8%

07-23-2012 20:38:13 | More by rickards9
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Jpwv

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +6.8%

07-22-2012 19:27:44 | More by Jpwv
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AndrewK

California

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

07-22-2012 18:40:03 | More by AndrewK
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azdback

Arizona

4.6/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Alpine Pint glass. A hazy and light orange color. Plenty of tiny carbonation bubbles and some particles of yeast float about this one and lead to a small two finger head that is off white in color and thin but on the creamy side in appearance. Lace sticks quite well in a continental way.

Smell is all citrus and a bit of pine. Tangerine and a bit of blood orange or pink grapefruit. There is some malt backbone smell here too with some sweet earth.

Taste is simply amazing. A ton of citrus as in the nose but on an exponential level. A tongue lashing bitter sweet. Ultra ripe oranges meet yellow grapefruit. Malt sweetness as well. This one wrecks the palate but still keeps the malt balance there as well. Very nicely done.

Mouth is quite velvety or creamy for a DIPA. Carbonation is creamy and round especially for the style. Body is balanced and the finish is long and wet. Very well done!!

Overall I am uber impressed with this one. I am pretty sure this is at least two months old so I can only imagine this one fresh. Thanks to Pete27lax for this awesome trade. This is a must for anyone willing to call themselves a Hophead.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 06:59:10 | More by azdback
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a lightly hazed golden orange. Head is exact. Off-white and dense but still tall. This beer retains its cap perfectly. This surely looks the part; especially with the lacing it leaves.

S-Nose is piney and blatantly hop-forward. Definitely stresses the abrasive pine and grass qualities more than the tropical/fruity aspects. Grains and cracker malt. Mild caramel. Floral hoppiness too.

T-Akin to the nose. Green grass and heaps of pine. Grains back up the coercive piney flavors. You get some moderate citrus and grapefruit. Florals kick in too. Finishes quite bitter and piney. Tastes great but could use a bit more complexity.

M-Medium body with moderate carbonation. Finish is dry and endlessly bitter. Resinous.

O/D-Overall, this did not live up to the hype. Nowhere near one of the best beers I have tried. It's clearly an above average Imperial IPA; but thats the ceiling for this beer. This is not in the same realm as others from the state of VT.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2012 23:27:36 | More by VelvetExtract
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smurfbeer

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

07-21-2012 14:49:37 | More by smurfbeer
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Rado

California

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-21-2012 01:58:27 | More by Rado
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-19-2012 02:38:45 | More by acurtis
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skipjack17

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-18-2012 18:23:42 | More by skipjack17
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ErrandWolfe

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

07-18-2012 01:59:36 | More by ErrandWolfe
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-17-2012 00:21:47 | More by wesley14
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-16-2012 23:31:06 | More by ncaudle
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +6.8%

07-16-2012 22:56:46 | More by Massbmx
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fvernon

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fresh bomber poured into a Lawson's tulip glass. Pours a nice golden hue with a thick white head that leaves some amazing lacing. The aroma on this is galaxy, citra, and amarillo (or at least that's my best guess) - both sweet, citrusy (pineapple, grapefruit) and a solid dose of spring fir shoots. The flavors smack around and leave a bitter aftertaste that just makes me want to grab another sip - this is really a beautiful DIPA. I wish I'd been able to get more while I was at the Maple Tripple release.

After trying this I can clearly see what Lawson's is so heavily sought after; if I knew I was getting a fresh bottle I'd definitely seek this out again. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 21:23:17 | More by fvernon
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InebriatedJoker

Ohio

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

Poured from bomber into Duvel Tulip - 2012 release. Thanks Kris !

A: Poured a hazy golden orange with three finger head that descended into a thick, creamy, frothy lacing - Great carbonation.

S: Tropical fruits (lemon ,orange) , grapefruit , sweet bitter hops - fresh green grass , slight pine.

T: Sweet bitter hops with a nice floral /herbal taste - nice citrus /grapefruit notes with slight hints oh pine. , great malt backing that brings it all together nicely ..

O: Overall this is a fine DIPA that I feel can hold it's own against any other DIPA out there , It's remarkably smooth and balanced and goes down silky smooth .

Highly recommend this one ..

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 18:46:57 | More by InebriatedJoker
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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