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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: 1,860
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.05%
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Gots: 169 | FT: 3
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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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Ratings: 1,860 | Reviews: 311
Photo of DaveHack
4.96/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into Bruery snifter.

This beer pours a cloudy neon orange. Large head quickly settles to form an uneven layer on the beer. Thick lacing all down the glass.
The smell, seriously....this smell of HUGE citrus. I could sniff this ALL day long.
Taste is wonderful; sweet and bitter all at once. There is a nice fresh hop oil presence. Big and bold, this is not subtle....but it isn't brash. It's big and bold in the best way possible. This shit is off the hizzle!!
My mouth is in heaven. When a take a big mouthful of this sexy woman in my mouth I want to leave her linger there, savoring the silky feel of her. Thick and full, this beer hits the mark.
This is a Hell of a beer. A rare treat for sure, I hope to enjoy this again!!

Had to update my review. Seriously, this is as perfect as a beer can get.

Photo of TotallyHosed
4.23/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks zgunder for the bottle.

Opaque orange amber color that poured with a large white head. There's little lacing in the glass and no visible signs of carbonation.

The nose is subtle all around: large citrus fruit and lightly sweet malts.

The flavor is fantastic. Very well balanced with very little alcohol presence. Somewhat similar to the nose, there's first light citrus flavor followed by hop bitterness. The bitterness lingers but is then accompanied by subtle sweet malts. The bitterness is not overpowering, but just makes itself known.

The feel is medium to light and there's not much carbonation.

This is a very enjoyable DIPA. The balance and subtleties are well respected.

Photo of markasparov
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of WanderingFool
4.8/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Double Sunshine pours a hazy honey yellow with a medium sized, thick frothy head on top. Held to the light it almost glows. As the foam dissolves clumps of lace cling to the glass.

The aroma is loaded with citrus. Orange and grapefruit with a touch of lemon. Some tropical fruits are also present.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is creamy and smooth with effervescent carbonation. The flavor is loaded with orange and grapefruit citrus, tropical fruit (mango, apricot, pineapple), and a touch of grass. Some caramel malt sweetness makes a brief appearance. It finishes dry, moderately bitter and tart. Once gone the grapefruit citrus and grassy bitterness lingers on the palate.

Wow! Super tasty, easy drinking Imperial IPA. Reminds me of Heady Topper, just not as bitter. Creamy mouth feel and light carbonation feels wonderful on the palate.

Photo of brooklynbrews
3.75/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of MaseFace
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JustEarl
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of TheDudeRules
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of SpillyBeers
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of TheRuss9585
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of MADhombrewer
3.21/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Hopsbreath

Appearance- Hazy sunshine color with a small white head. 4.5/5

Smell- Little bit of an ammonia smell. Some pine and little bit of malt. 3.5/5

Taste - Pine hop flavor. Some floral, citrus, and ammonia. 3/5

Mouthfeel- A rare, thin DIPA. That is the way I like them though. 4/5

Overall- This started out rather well. Piney and a little citrus. After it warmed up a bit, however, it kinda gave off a weird, funky taste. Didn't really like it after that. Maybe it was just me though. 2.5/5

Photo of younger35
4.7/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My top 24 bestest beer buddy sent this to me! Thank BeerTruth, you handsome devil! LOVE Lawson’s and I’ve been excited to try this for quite some time. Drank from my Russian River tulip.

Appearance- Pours a light yellowish orange with a big beautiful one finger bright white head (even with a gentle pour). A beautiful cap and collar are maintained the entire beer along with tons of lacing.
Smell- Oh balls, they hit this out of the park. It’s got those super dank, almost raw, hoppy tones that I’ve only ever gotten from opening a vacuum pack sealed bag of hops and Surly Abrasive. Plenty of light lemony pine along with hints of peaches and pineapple. I get more of a citrusy fruit in the nose than anything else. Awesome stuff.
Taste- Not near as potent as the nose would suggest but absolutely delicious. Starts with a ton of orange peel and grapefruit. A touch of mango peeks in along with some grassy papaya. I do get a teeny tiny bit of burnt sugar in the finish but it’s fleeting. I get a fair amount of grassy earthiness that lingers into the finish.
Mouthfeel- My only real beef with the beer (all be it minor). It’s fairly light bodied but it’s got a great snap of crisp carbonation. Like I said, minor.
Drinkability- This is a great beer. Honestly, might be the best smelling beer I’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking. It’s crazy how insane the beer smells yet the taste is pretty tame and balanced in comparison. Between this and Heady Topper I’d say two of the best West Coast beers in America are made on the East Coast. Thanks Adam!

Photo of epicbeard85
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of THECPJ
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes:

apearance: copper orange, with a 1 finger off white head,

smell: citrus, grapefruit, tropical, hops, malts,

taste: tropical fruit salad, caramel, malts,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: outstanding IPA. so worth the search. hopefully the next bottle will be easier to land.

Cheers,
The CPJ

Photo of fjl77
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of rdell17
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Penguin3200
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of CharlieMurphy
4.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Golden orange. Thin white lacing head on the border. Glows like a harvest moon with even translucence in clarity despite being murky.

S: Tropical: grapefruit, tangerine, melon, pine.

T: Tropical but with much more pine balance. Wowed initially. No alcohol to speak of. The flavors definitely narrow and blend together as this warms, which is overall more of a negative than a positive. This is however all about balance.

M: Very approachable and forgiving for being such a hoppy beer. Carbonation is PERFECT.

O: My first thought upon opening, smelling, and taking the first sip was "wow this is the perfect (d)ipa)" and better than any hill farmstead ones. As I drank through my 1/2, I began to think that it was only better than some and rivaled their best. Reminiscing, I can't say that this is better than Ephraim batch 2. But that was enjoyed straight out the tap. I'm not holding my breath for a better (d)ipa in a bottle.

Photo of johnnnniee
4.09/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Farmhouse Tap and Grille Burlington VT.
Pours a hazy golden orange color with a fluffy white head that sticks around for a while. Smells of pine, citrus, apricot, lemons, grapefruit, malt maybe. Taste is slightly bitter with lots of fruity citrusy hop goodness. Smooth resinous mouthfeel with a medium body and a moderate level of carbonation. This didn't look like much in the glass but was really nice going down. Too bad this is so frikin hard to find.

Photo of tyamhydrogen
4.55/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber from the Warren Store. Didn't see a bottled on date but it was delivered and consumed yesterday so I can assume it was very fresh.

A- Looks like drinkable sunshine. Very light in color, hazy with a 1+ finger head and good lacing. It's beautiful.

S- Peach, lemon and mango along with other general tropical fruit. Super fruity and enjoyable. I love this style of DIPA.

T- Sweet, fruit juicy hops with not a whole lot of bitterness. More of what the nose has, but to a lesser degree.

M- Maybe the best part of this beer. Probably the smoothest DIPA I've had to date. It's perfect. Still a little enjoyable stickiness on the lips.

O- A really great DIPA, I wish I could have gotten more than one bottle of this when I was in VT. Is it as good as HT? Not in my opinion, but it's very different and it's definitely in the top tier among the tropical/citrus heavy DIPAs that I've tasted.

Photo of SampleinaJar
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of joshuacavett
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What the hell!!! Incredible example of this style. Blew my socks off. Nice head after a rigorous pour, beatiful golden/copper color with an incredibly dankish, extremely basil aroma. Hops are well balanced and I hungered for the beer afterwards. Can't wait to get my hands on another one of these! Do not miss this beer.

Photo of DZales1000
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of mz3frs
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice medium amber with a 1 finger head and decent lacing. A tropical hop bomb, with tons of pineapple/citrus flavor and aroma. Crystal malts take a back seat but lend a nice counterpoint to the hops. Mouthfeel is very smooth and drinkable for a beer like this. A must-try! My favorite DIPA to date.

Photo of JebediahScooter
4/5  rDev -14.5%

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