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Double Sunshine IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Double Sunshine IPADouble Sunshine IPA

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1,756 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,756
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 2,250
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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Ratings: 1,756 | Reviews: 302 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -25.2%

RuckusDu, Mar 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

nh2032, Mar 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

AttorneyAdrian, Mar 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

ScottieD, Mar 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

BColton1, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Pinknuggets
4.61/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle to Lawson's sniffer

A:golden yellow bright in color with a fluffy bright white head that goes away but leaves a thick lacing. It is cloudy and completely opaque

S: Smells like fresh piney resiny hops definitely some citrus in there too really good quality smell not your average hop bomb

T: follows the nose very fresh hops with pine resin flavor but not overwhelming there is also a little bit of juicy citrus flavors like pineapple nice bitter finish but fairly well balanced for how hop forward this is not overwhelming.

M:smooth slightly resious/sticky feel but not that much but also juicy I use that word instead of watery because it is a little thicker while stile being thin and has a citrus feel. This aspect makes it extremely drinkable and the alcohol is totally hidden.

O: great Beer nice juicy fresh hops with a juicy extremely drinkable beer it is probably the most drinkable dipa I've ever had. I think this is Lawson's. best ipa and I highly recommend it if you can get it and drink it fresh

Pinknuggets, Mar 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Crookdrain, Mar 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

CypherEnigma, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of EgadBananas
4.53/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had a few fantastic Lawson's IPAs, but this appears to be their coup de gras! Lets see...

Pours, well, sunny. Yellow, mild haze, bright orange tones, bright white finger of head, fairly lacy. The aroma is good, but not hugely pungent. Herbal hops mixed with a jarring bit of tropical fruits dominate. Taste though, is a tropical fruit laden punch in the mouth. Mango and pineapple, robust herbal notes orange and grapefruit, with a soft maltiness and medium bitterness. Solid upper medium feel with good carbonation lends a lighter, refreshing feel and a dangerous drinkability.

All in all, this IIPA is every bit worth the trouble to get...or no trouble all cuz miamilice is a beast and extra'd it. Thanks Matt!

EgadBananas, Mar 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Rau71, Mar 11, 2013
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4.91/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got to try this at the bottle share during Hunahpu Day 2012. Thanks to all you guys at the J-Table that enabled me to try so many good brews, and had me wasted by 11 am. As for this brew, Heady Topper to date is my favorite ipa/dipa i've ever had. This is a very close second. Cheers

Side by side with heady topper and dc brau on the wings of armageddon on 3/2/14.

Agree with my original tasting review, only thing that I would like to add is this has the best nose on it imo of any DIPA i've ever had. Still take heady overall as my favorite, but the nose on this thing is the best. cheers

VeganUndead, Mar 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

ASUBeer, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

brstls4drmrs, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

mjn5036, Mar 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

stereosforgeeks, Mar 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

TARDIS, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -14.5%

DJButters, Mar 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

DNICE555, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4.95/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This poured out as a very nice looking yellow color with a fluffy white head on top. The head retention is strong and the lacing is very good too. The smell is loaded with floral, fruity and citrus aromas. The smell is almost addictive. The taste of the beer is solid as well, lots of piney citrus and melon flavors with a great malt backbone as well. The mouthfeel of the beer is very drinkable, soft and refreshing. Overall it's excellent. Very happy to have tried this beer finally.

Knapp85, Mar 05, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tapped at 3pm on 3/2/2013 at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier. Served in a standard pint. Pours a light, golden-orange hue with a dense, half-inch, cream-colored head embedded with tiny pinpricks. Nose is fairly subdued with some light citrusy notes only really coming forth. Taste reveals citrus, buttermilk and an earthy/herbal quality. Finish expresses a slight biscuity character. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a creamy texture and a slightly oily quality. An easy drinking IPA, but not what I would consider a DIPA per se (perhaps it's the cask conditioning). I was lead to believe that Double Sunshine was a juicy DIPA loaded with fruit; however, I don't get this here. I'll have to see how the presentation in the bottle compares with the cask.

Jwale73, Mar 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

Malzie13, Mar 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

NHbeerfishing, Mar 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

MAUEX_MFA, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Twal, Mar 01, 2013
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
100 out of 100 based on 1,756 ratings.