Double Sunshine IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Double Sunshine IPADouble Sunshine IPA

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Ratings: 1,819
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 2,379
Gots: 140 | FT: 2
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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.

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double sunshine - lawson's finest liquids double ipa
abv 8%

appearance: very interesting pour starts of a starbright sunrise orange color. half way through the pour color starts to darken and get slightly hazy. end of pour continues to add haziness and ends up a over ripe peach hue. this even after i gently rolled the bottle before opening. attractive soapy, loose off white bubbly head, with a decent retention.
aroma: i was expecting to be instantly blown away by the nose. i was actually a little bit disappointed, i felt it was slightly muted. decided to let it sit and revisit a few mins later. now i could get nice sweet pineapple, mango, peach followed by some really interesting sour grapes and bright crisp green apples. slight earthy, vegetal ending. i don't get any maltiness at all.
taste: i've never had an ipa that has tasted like this. so fresh and juicy loads of tropical fruits that swirl around with that subtle sour grape i got on the nose. crisp snappy green apples with a floral rose petal and honeysuckle in the middle. nice earthy, herbal notes that come in right before the slightly sweet bready malts.
mouthfeel: medium body and carbonation. one of the craziest snappy quick dry finishes i've had to date. this beer drinks do wet and juicy and literally when i swallow it sucks all the moister out of my mouth begging me to drink more.
overall: having the opportunity to have the top 3 rated ipas back to back to back in the same night was mind blowing. i truly think that ds is an outstanding beer. the taste is super unique and delicious. i feel like i could smash multiples of this no problem. with that being said i feel like it lacked that in your face aroma that heady topper has. the flavor profile i would put above pliny so results for me would be:
1. heady topper
2. double sunshine
3. pliny the elder

rating: hard to give this anything but 5/5 zombie heads!

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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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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.

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Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
100 out of 100 based on 1,819 ratings.