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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: 1,718
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 2,178
Gots: 123 | 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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Photo of PHBoiler
4.84/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very well crafted DIPA from the clean bodied appearance to the smooth mouthfeel. This is one of the most well-made DIPAs I've had. The mouthfeel is clean and smooth and allows all of the citrus and light pine notes to roll across the tongue. The hops are well in balance and the body is only there enough to carry them forward with a light sweetness. This DIPA is a bit sweeter than I expected and doesn't have the huge citrus punch of other world class DIPAs. Certainly worth a try, and much respect to Lawson's for their quality production.

PHBoiler, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of zestar
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

zestar, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of mrebeka
5/5  rDev +6.8%

mrebeka, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of jbaker67
4.69/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of fresh herbal hops, exotic fruits, lemon, citrus, grapefruit, grass, pine and resin. Taste is hoppy, fruity and grassy with notes of herbal hops, grapefruit, bitterness and lemon. Finish is fruity, herbal and hoppy with loads of bitterness, grass, pine, resin, citrus and lemon. Nicely hopped, herbal and fruity DIPA. Well balanced.

jbaker67, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4/5  rDev -14.5%

belgbeerdrinker, Oct 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

obiwan_k3n00bi, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of e30todamax
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

e30todamax, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of nrs207
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

nrs207, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of thedarkestlord
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

thedarkestlord, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of bvdubn
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

bvdubn, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of Chibeerguy1
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Chibeerguy1, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of gillagorilla
4.53/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A regular brought in a bottle twice at Max's Hopfest (from notes, 8/16-18/13)

A: Cloudy, golden copper.

S: Sweet citrus and grass. Excellent.

T: A lot more subdued and nuanced than Heady Topper.

M: Slight carbonation that goes away fast.

O: Top notch. Gets better the more you drink it as the flavors develop and build in your mouth.

gillagorilla, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of pmarlowe
4.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From the 10/12/13 release, so about two weeks old. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a pale straw color with a few cm. of delicate, bright white foam. Average retention, leaving the glass with a solid ring and some swirls on the surface, and a few streaks of lacing.

S: Light, faint malt and a little lemon, then herbal/grassy notes, a little juicy orange and kiwi (?). Pretty well balanced and a relatively restrained aroma.

T: Bright, juicy tropical (kiwi?) and citrus, grapefruit pith, finishing with a mild-to-moderate bitterness which provides some balance, and mild sweetness. The finish is a nice contrast of sweet and bitter, like you would get from chewing on sugar coated white grapefruit. Delicate flavors.

M: Medium body and medium-high, nearly sharp, carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden.

O: A very good DIPA., highly drinkable and refreshing. I could see this as a superb hot weather beer. Not quite at the level of Alpine, Pliny, or Heady, but a solid second tier option. It doesn't have the big aromas or flavors that you might expect from such a highly rated IPA, but it excels in its balance just as I think Pliny does.

pmarlowe, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of bbrown12
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

bbrown12, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of DRBiser
5/5  rDev +6.8%

DRBiser, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of freemanj
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

freemanj, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of JohnG190
4.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to Mikeypnh for the trade! Pours a hazy golden with thick white head that settles into a thin cap. Good retention and excellent lacing. As looks go, this is one good looking Imperial IPA. Lots going on in the aroma - tropical fruit, citrus, hints of pine and a distinct cat urine aroma. The best word to describe the nose - WOW! Sweet citrus hits the tongue first quickly followed by a strong hop bitterness in the middle and through the finish. All that Hoppiness is beautifully balanced by a solid malt backbone. Layered, complex, balanced, this IPA has it all.
Medium bodied with good carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. Overall, this is textbook DIPA; tropical fruit, bitter pine resin, balanced by a sweet malt bill, this might be the quintessential DIPA. One of the best crafted DIPAs out there!

JohnG190, Oct 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

Prospero, Oct 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

LotsofLupulin, Oct 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

jtladner, Oct 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

lonewolfcry, Oct 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

GatorLCA, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of bmmortale
5/5  rDev +6.8%

bmmortale, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of calcnerd
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

calcnerd, Oct 26, 2013
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
100 out of 100 based on 1,718 ratings.