Double Sunshine IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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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
3.48/5 rDev -25.6%
Pours hazy golden with a medium head that recedes extremely quickly to loose bubbles. Smells resiny and piney, with slight citrus. Overall, aroma is somewhat muted. Taking a sip.. whoa that is a mouthful of pine! Like walking through a pine forest and just biting into a branch. Finishes dry and strongly bitter, with an unusual astrigency felt on my inner lips.
Overall, this is not my preferred style of DIPA. I like citrusy, fruity hops and a little more sweetness. Others will undoubtedly prefer this profile and rate this higher.
07-02-2012 23:05:57 | More by kscaldef
5/5 rDev +6.8%
Unbelievable...I have to say (and I know this might sound crazy) but this beer is on par with RR's Pliny the Younger...so delicious and it has an incredible citrus smell and hoppy taste. I just hope it can make it's way down to Boston soon! Along with the Heady Topper, VT is cranking out some pretty stellar double IPAs.
06-23-2012 22:09:28 | More by elucchese
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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