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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: 1,716
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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5/5  rDev +6.8%

OleDixie, Aug 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

NorCalAussie, Aug 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

wesvt, Aug 15, 2013
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4.7/5  rDev +0.4%

22oz bottle purchased at the Warren Store on 8-8-13. Poured into a Game Of Thrones tulip.

AP: Nice rich apricot colour, fluffy white 1" head which took some time to settle down to a 1/4". Decent lacing on the sides.
AR: Sweet aroma. This one smells juicy and lush. Vibrant aromas of tangerine, mango, pineapple, clementine, guava and passion fruit. The fruity scents are dominating and not much a malt presence is noticeable, though I get a very faint bit of cereal grains. I truly hope the taste is as lively as the nose.
T: Wonderful juicy fruity flavourful hops on the taste. I get more of the malt bill on the taste as well, a light bready flavour with a hint of caramel. It's just enough to give it structure. The citrus fruits are a bit more prominent in the flavour than the tropical fruits. A nice bit of blood orange rind in the finish with an herbal note like lavender. The fruity hops on this are lush and juicy, which is what I look for in a DIPA/IPA that stands out. Delicious.
M: Moderately carbonated, slightly creamy body, clean off dry finish and a lingering aftertaste. Very nice.
OV: Brilliant brew by Lawson's. I shared a bottle Monday night with a couple friends, which was the 3rd bottle we shared (first 2 beers were other breweries), thus didn't get the full effect of how truly good this beer is. Now that I'm having this bottle by myself without having any beers before it, everything in this beer shines through. Double Sunshine is an apt name for this beer as it's bright with flavours. Every sip makes you want another. So glad I have one more in my fridge.

GuinnessAtRogerWilco, Aug 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

mvdillman, Aug 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Hopheadhiker, Aug 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

AGust82, Aug 13, 2013
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4.9/5  rDev +4.7%

Bottle from most recent Coop release poured into Lawson's snifter 8/23/13. Bottle is 1 week old based on when it was purchased.

A- Pours a cloudy orange hue with a two inch fluffy white head. Medium to high carbonation is visible. Excellent retention and lacing. Over a few minutes, the head fades down to a quarter inch plug over the beer.

S- Big dank hops followed by a blast of grapefruit, mango, and a little spicy note as well. Very small caramel malt aroma that is all but covered up by the tropical fruit and piney hop character.

T- The initial sip before you swallow makes it seem like the beer will be a lot more tame than it really is. An absolute blast of grapefruit and pine intertwined with mango, orange zest, and an intense bitter note that leaves you wanting more of the beginning sip.

M- The carbonation is medium at best, and overall the body is right in the middle of the road. This beer finishes extremely dry, accentuating the bitter notes and making it go down way too easy. I could drink a pint of this in a few minutes without even realizing where it had gone. There is a slight indication of the alcohol, but it is forgotten by the huge aroma and flavor this beer throws at you.

O- Not my first time having this gem, and hopefully not my last either. An absolute treat to drink- definitely in my top 5 DIPAS, behind HF S&S 5 and 6, although this is solidly more drinkable than either Heady Topper or Pliny. If I could mainline this beer, I would. A hophead's paradise.

justforrazors, Aug 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

thebeerprophet, Aug 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

muzzy, Aug 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

fortheunheard, Aug 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

earljones199, Aug 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

BRYeleJR, Aug 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

lic217, Aug 11, 2013
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4.89/5  rDev +4.5%

Purchased today at the farmers market, poured into a Tree House tulip

A- pours a wonderful golden, burnt orange with a hearty head that goes away quickly

S- bright, inviting citrus notes, grapefruit, with some piney notes in the back

T-bitter grapefruit, sweet mango and piney bitter finish, waves

M- body holds up well, remains dry which accentuates the hop bite, solid

O- dangerously drinkable, if it weren't for the finish, this would be dangerously crushable, but if it weren't for the finish, it wouldn't be so complex. I'll gladly drink it the way it is

GonzoHomebrewer, Aug 11, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev -4.9%

First had: I think on tap at Blackback, Waterbury, VT
This review is for a recent tasting from a fresh bottle.

Decanted into a Lawson's goblet. Delightful golden-yellow pour, hazy, with a finger of puffy white head that retained forever, coating the glass with patches of lace. Aroma was a blast of citrus, pine, grass, honeysuckle, tropical fruits, herbal, leafy, mild toasty malt profile in the background comes out more if the beer is allowed to warm. Archetypical. All things good. This aroma is the bar...pretty much the standard that all comparable IPAs should seek to obtain. The flavor reflected the aroma, good good hops, citrus rind, pine, ammonia, grassy, herbal, pineapple, toasted grainy malt base, appropriately bitter aftertaste. A medium-bodied brew, crisp, fresh, and refreshing. Super drinkable, and a great example of a true American [D]IPA.

Rifugium, Aug 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Cdunk11, Aug 10, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev -4.1%

On draft at The Farm House Tap and Grill, Burlington, NY.

Poured a bright brass hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured pine and apricot with a clean caramel.

The taste consisted of spicy pine notes coupled with an earthy tropical fruit, some esters and a clean honey.

The mouthfeel was toward the cleaner side of the style.

Overall a superior user friendly DIPA.

plaid75, Aug 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

mcgwire756, Aug 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

EvilStar33, Aug 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

gspeicher, Aug 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

emsjf, Aug 04, 2013
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
100 out of 100 based on 1,716 ratings.