Double Sunshine IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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4.6/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
07-22-2012 06:59:10 | More by azdback
4.21/5 rDev -10%
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.
07-21-2012 23:27:36 | More by VelvetExtract
4.7/5 rDev +0.4%
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!
07-15-2012 21:23:17 | More by fvernon
4.48/5 rDev -4.3%
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 ..
07-15-2012 18:46:57 | More by InebriatedJoker
4.9/5 rDev +4.7%
A: Hazy orange body with two finger head. Lots of lacing. Great looking beer!
S: Grapefruit, Citra hops (I think I smell Citra hops), Passion fruits,
T: Wow... this is my new favorite DIPA (previously Heady). Grapefruit, passion fruit, Hoppy, but not much bitter, orange, very long lasting flavour. Slight bitterness towards the end but sweetness masks it quite well. Perfectly balanced hoppy goodness
M: Smoooth, but it's also got good amount of carbonation. Perfection.
O: From looks, smell, taste, to feel, this beer is near perfection. I don't think this bottle was super fresh (about 5-6 weeks old maybe), but damn it was delicious. My favorite DIPA to date.
07-13-2012 05:17:34 | More by sukwonee
4.38/5 rDev -6.4%
1385th Review on BA
Bottle to HF Stem
Thanks to BA Tony32408 for this one
App- More of a dark orange with a good haze to it being unfiltered. A little murky and a little heavy looking. A small one finger white head with fast receding bubbles formed and left some good lace lines, not great but was nice.
Smell- When you open the cap you get little whiffs of the citrus inside the bottle. Nice aromatics with tropical notes coming forward early. A bit of pineapple, mango and tangering. A stronger pull leaves some of the impending creamy hops and pine flavors with a little bit of the thicker booze from the 8%
Taste- This was a very balanced large abv DIPA. The 8% is there but is very well layered in between what I am going to a a lush creamy hoppy flavor intermixed with a small smidgen of pine and resin flavors. For a large DIPA, not overly dry either. The creaminess brings the flavors together very nicely.
Mouth- This really was a very good beer on the palate. A bit of a thicker medium body with a creamy hoppy and fruity residual flavor. A good amount of bubbles but more of a thicker carbonation as well.
Drink- An outstanding DIPA from VT. Becoming a trend and I like it!! I am glad I live near alpine and have access to it, because I'd go broke trading for this guy all the time.
07-12-2012 15:25:09 | More by FosterJM
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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