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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: 1,585
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 6.84%
Wants: 2,016
Gots: 98 | 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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jawneyt

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

04-24-2012 01:48:04 | More by jawneyt
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

3.75/5  rDev -19.9%

04-22-2012 13:40:10 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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kdmcguire10

Michigan

4.78/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

World class stuff here by Lawson's. Pours a golden peach color with a fluffy white head. Nice retention.

Juicy tropical fruits with a slight herbal nose. Astringent. Taste is a hop assault up front and on the back end. Balanced well in the middle by a subtle malt. I could drink this beer every day.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 00:54:36 | More by kdmcguire10
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.43/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a white head. Color is a hazed bright golden orange.

Aroma: Lots of floral and herbal hops. Huge tropical citrus flavors. Pineapples, mangoes, oranges. No malts show.

Taste: Super tropical fruit flavor. Massive floral, earthy, and fresh hop profile. No malts again. Awesome.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends sticky.

Overall, a great dipa. So fruity with no malts showing. Very tasty and very drinkable. Wish more east coast dipas were like this (disregarding HF of course).

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 01:46:58 | More by mothman
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BeRanger

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-13-2012 18:20:34 | More by BeRanger
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mindspin315

New Jersey

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

Golden yellow/orange body. A bit hazy with a nice sized white head. Decent amount of lacing and solid alcohol legs.

Aromas of pine, peaches, orange, citrus zest, over ripe melon, mint oil, and a touch of mango. A nice bready dough scent as well.

Right up front a great mix of peach, pine, and citrus. Bitterness pops up in the middle and drys out quite nicely. The dryness carries on after the finish. Left with a touch of pine, candied orange, and a mild floral aftertaste.

The bitterness is so incredibly balanced here. It hits just right. The taste and feel are absolutely killer. This beer definitely brings some 'Sunshine' to the nose and palate. World Class IPA for sure.

[99/100]

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 04:47:41 | More by mindspin315
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cburns48

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

04-13-2012 02:36:00 | More by cburns48
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pour is light golden peach, faint haze, tight white head. The nose is of tropical fruit and faint herbal note. Taste of light doughy malt, strong tropical citrusy fruit, notes of peaches, herbal vegetal I'm the back with an assertive bitterness and moderate carbonation. The body is oily medium body, slick on the back of the tongue bordering a nice velvety finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 16:21:00 | More by cpetrone84
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Joeybones3

Vermont

5/5  rDev +6.8%

04-09-2012 03:48:19 | More by Joeybones3
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Bendurgin

Maine

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Alec, you are the man for this one. Thanks a lot homey. Poured into a tulip. This one pours an orange yellow color with a small cap of thin white head and some thin lace.

Lots of citrus in the aroma. Grapefruit and oranges come up front with a little bit of melon in the background. A little bit of crackery malts in the background but this is simply a very hop forward brew. The pallet if a hop bomb. Lots of citrus hops with oranges and grapefruits. Hints of doughy bread in the background.

Medium body with good carbonation. A little bit oily on the finish. Overall this one is the bees knees. Real tasty stuff.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 03:39:51 | More by Bendurgin
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to Bendurgin for sharing! Poured into a wine taster. The color is golden/orange with some haze. There is a small off-white head.

The aroma is full of melon and cantaloupe with a bit of pine. The hop aroma is not subtle at all.

The taste starts out with a full heavy dose of hops, with lots of pine with a hint of citrus zest. The finish is dry, crisp, and smooth.

The body is light to medium, with lots of crisp carbonation.

This is a great DIPA. This is one of the best I've had.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 03:33:07 | More by andrewinski1
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Khazadum

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-07-2012 04:58:54 | More by Khazadum
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brandoneast

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-04-2012 04:13:41 | More by brandoneast
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rawfish

California

4.65/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle generously given as an extra by youbrewidrink. Thanks Joe!

Pours hazy sunshine gold with a good amount of sediment floating about. Capped with a two finger head of tight white foam. An attractive crown of white lace.

Bright tropical citrus, mangoes and papaya. Bright herbal tones as well. Floral and sublime not many beers can pull off an aroma like this.

Cracker light malt, uplifting and compliments the bright grapefruit pith and tropical fruits. Bitterness is creeping but hits at the end with a drying sensation. Alcohol on the end as well but delicious.

Texture is luxurious, smooth and clean despite the haze. Medium bodied and dries very well.

A fantastic DIPA rich in tropical hops, bright and so drinkable. Artful craftsmanship that you can sense at all corners. A great experience and a brew to be savored.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 03:19:33 | More by rawfish
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DavidTrahey

New York

5/5  rDev +6.8%

04-02-2012 17:35:07 | More by DavidTrahey
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-02-2012 01:24:53 | More by ADTaber
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amnesia85

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +6.8%

04-01-2012 23:51:08 | More by amnesia85
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05Harley

New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at The Valley Players Theater in Waitsfield, VT during the Farmers Market on 3/21/12
(240 calories)

Price - $9.99/bomber

Pours a hazy orange color with a creamy white one finger head. Suds stick around for a bit before fading off to patchy bubbles. Good and sticky looking with a fair amount of lacing.

The aroma is amazing with an intense blast of citrus fruit. First up is grapefruit and lemon followed by oranges, tangerines and a light smell of pine. The nose is full of hops from the start right to the finish.

The taste comes on strong once again bringing on the citrus flavors. Grapefruit, pineapple, lemon it's all there draped over a near perfect balance of sweetness. Surprisingly smooth and drinkable for the abv. Finishes clean and delicious.

The mouthfeel definitely stands up to a double with a medium body and not overly carbonated. A zesty feel through out followed by a delicate bitterness and ending somewhat dry and resinous.

Overall this beer has some amazing qualities (aroma in particular) and was a real treat to experience. Somewhat of a bitch to get a hold of but well worth the effort and price. I have several other styles from Lawson's I grabbed and can't wait to open them up. Add this one to an ever growing list of fantastic IPA/DIPAS coming out of Vermont. Nice job!!

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 20:20:01 | More by 05Harley
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durrrr

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, VT recently.

The appearance is nearly a lemon yellow color, hazy and unfiltered. beautiful white head. It looks like bright sunshine.

The nose is loaded with citrus notes. HUGE citrus. Lemon, grapefruit, and even a hint of orange and lime perhaps?

This is a unique and delicious DIPA. The flavor is huge on citrus and well hopped throughout. You get this bright, citrus bitter hop profile with some pine and lemongrass notes that lingers and transitions into a slightly sweet, slightly sour, slightly dry, bitter finish. The finish stands out the most to me as unique for this style. Like fresh lemon zest and orange peel with great citrus, sour/sweet bitterness to send the taste out with a bang and leave you wanting more. Well balanced for my taste. Abv not noticeable and Malt stays out of the way and let the hops shine.

Mouthfeel is great! Zesty with moderate/strong carbonation throughout... a little creamy towards the middle and then bitter/sweet/sour at the finish.

Overall another fantastic DIPA coming out of vermont. I'm looking forward to trying more of Lawson's hoppy beers as this one is delicious and unique for the style. It really stands out to me. Try it!

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 14:42:19 | More by durrrr
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drnoodles


4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-31-2012 12:34:36 | More by drnoodles
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brystmar

Texas

4.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Blind Tiger. Enjoyed this from the bottle a few weeks back; remember liking it but not being blown away. Let's see how it fares on tap...

Aroma on this baby is incredible! Fresh, juicy citrus comes through nearly as strongly as the hop profile. Kept some in my glass for awhile just to keep smelling it. Can't get enough of this aroma!

Taste is about the same as I remembered from the bottle. My 4oz pour isn't getting much attention though, as I definitely prefer the draft pour of Heady Topper sitting next to it.

All in all, Double Sunshine is a solid West Coast DIPA from the Vermont crew.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2012 04:41:32 | More by brystmar
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-29-2012 00:46:51 | More by bonbini26
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OtisCampbell

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +6.8%

03-26-2012 17:34:52 | More by OtisCampbell
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4/5  rDev -14.5%

03-25-2012 23:34:48 | More by Urbancaver
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gford217

Georgia

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

22oz bomber from caguiar.

Pours a hazy golden orange with a small wispy white head that recedes to a swirl of foam and thick collar.

Aroma is massively hoppy with mostly juicy citrus hops - pithy white grapefruit and orange zest. Some lemongrass and pien resin underneath the citrus. There is a bit of bready malt sweetness but definitely not a lot of balance in the nose.

The taste has a mix of oranges and pineapple citrus with a hefty floral dankness with some herbal and grassy notes. The finish is bitter and resinous.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodiied and well carbonated. I do get a hint of alcohol burn in the finish which surprised me a little but didn't take away from the beer.

Another outstanding hoppy beer from Lawson's. I was a big fan of the Triple Play I just tasted and this is even better I think.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 23:05:34 | More by gford217
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
100 out of 100 based on 1,585 ratings.