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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: 1,835
Reviews: 307
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 2,468
Gots: 153 | FT: 2
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Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kingcrowing on 12-18-2010

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.
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4/5  rDev -14.5%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

This must be what melted gold tastes like. This is THE BEST beer I've ever had. Better than Heady Topper and that beer is insanely delicious. So lucky to have the ability to enjoy them both.

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.72/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.72/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.92/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of David_Menendez
5/5  rDev +6.8%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.8/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of flipper2gv
4.95/5  rDev +5.8%

On tap at Hen in the Woods restaurant in Burlington.

A: It pours like every other DIPA, dark yellow/light orange color, hazy, pure white head, good lacing and good retention.

S: This is juicy stuff. Tons of fresh (slighlty unriped) pineapples, peaches, mango, clementines. A very sour but very tropical juice. Then, you get some of grass like hops that is typical to Vermont it seems. Sugars seem low.

T: This is extremely tasty, tons of sour pineapples, peaches, mango and clementines just attack the tongue right at the beginning. Super fruity and juicy. Then you get a real solid hop smash of dry-ness that never gets chalky, but is always on the side of citrus peels and grass. A light sweetness lingers on after the storm to remind you of the fruit notes. Amazing.

M: Super light and never sticky, just like I love my DIPA's.

D: This is superbly drinkable. Like any top tier DIPA, you don't feel the alcohol at all and it has a similar level of drinkability as a tropical fruit juice.

THIS IS IT! This is the best DIPA I've ever had. It's the perfect blend of fruits, sourness, dryness, and just enough sweetness. This is a top tier beer and, to my tastebuds, this is better than Heady Topper. Damn near perfect if you ask me.

Photo of MarkJC1018
5/5  rDev +6.8%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.77/5  rDev +1.9%

Gorgeous orange body with a soapy white head. Lingering aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, cantaloupe, really fruity with some dank aromas too. Flavor is terrific. Hops come through in a big way with all of the fruity hop flavors playing off of each other, but the kicker is a great toasty malt flavor. It sneaks in just enough to balance this one out nicely, but it is definitely a tremendously hoppy and bitter DIPA. Drinks great too, with a nice light body, but huge flavor. Damn this is good.

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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.92/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of VTLocal420
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Hands down one of the best beers I've ever had, stands up right next to Heady in it's own right (IMVHO).

Only down side is the limited availability of this beer, even to a Vermonter who lives with-in 20 miles of the brewery.

I would strive to obtain this over Heady as it is a must-try, for me at least.

Photo of RudyMcCrafferty45
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Gives Heady a competitor

Photo of babyvdog
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Perfect. Great balance of ipa with frontal hops no bitter, nice lace in glass.

Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
100 out of 100 based on 1,835 ratings.