Double Sunshine IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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3.48/5 rDev -25.6%
Pours hazy golden with a medium head that recedes extremely quickly to loose bubbles. Smells resiny and piney, with slight citrus. Overall, aroma is somewhat muted. Taking a sip.. whoa that is a mouthful of pine! Like walking through a pine forest and just biting into a branch. Finishes dry and strongly bitter, with an unusual astrigency felt on my inner lips.
Overall, this is not my preferred style of DIPA. I like citrusy, fruity hops and a little more sweetness. Others will undoubtedly prefer this profile and rate this higher.
07-02-2012 23:05:57 | More by kscaldef
4.43/5 rDev -5.3%
A - Pours a medium gold color, slightly hazy, good frothy carbonation that leaves a nice cap and some spotty lacing.
S - A nice amount of tropical fruits with some slight floral notes. Nice and dank, yet, still has a nice clean hop character. Lots of pineapple, mango, and orange peel.
T - Slight less tropical then the nose. Orange peel, pine, grassy hops. Little to no malt detected at all, very light yet the tropical notes help with the sweetness. Solid bitterness, not overly done, which I prefer. A nice "medium".
M: Light, crisp, smooth, refreshing, oily dank finish.
D: A very nice DIPA that I really enjoyed. Not overly hoppy or big on sweetness, which I prefer. Right "down the middle", if you will. I love any/all tropical fruit notes, so that seals the deal right there. Recommend.
05-04-2011 17:40:52 | More by Sean9689
4.45/5 rDev -4.9%
A: Clear gold, like sunshine itself. Forms a smallish white head, but there is good retention and it leaves some clumpy lacing on the way down.
S: The bottle describes the beer as "juicy tropical fruit" and I see no reason to disagree. Aroma is primarily of oranges intermixed with mango, papaya, and pineapple. The slight sugary floral quality adds another dimension that only seeks to reinforce the of tropical fruit aroma.
T: The first thing I noticed was a chewy sweetness. Then comes some more tropical fruit - though not quite as intense as the aroma. Again, predominantly orange, with notes of pineapple. Mild to moderate bitterness and some orange pith on the finish.
M: Medium in body with a sort of chewiness to it. Carbonation is appropriate.
O: A very good beer. Chewy, juicy, and ripe with flavor, this one is very easy to drink. Maybe a little sweet for my personal preference, but the sweetness and the tropical fruits work well together. This is my first beer from Lawson's and it certainly did not disappoint.
06-19-2011 15:02:36 | More by Florida9
4.73/5 rDev +1.1%
Acquired via trade
Hazy, unfiltered, somewhat murky orange with a moderately sized off-white head. This leaves the glass astonishingly messy on the way down. Perhaps the best lacing I've seen in a DIPA. Gorgeous.
Big citrus and tropical fruit aromas are most notable, a mild pine presence, and a very little sweetness.
The flavor is absolutely delicious, complete, quenching: superb. The tropical and citrus flavors are the most present, along with a moderate bitterness, light pine, and just a hint/presence of sweet malt. Simply perfect. The lingering citrus presence is stunning. This may be the finest DIPA in the world.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp, though slightly sticky.
06-18-2012 01:10:41 | More by ehammond1
4.7/5 rDev +0.4%
Pours a hazy yellowish brown, yellow at the bottom of the glass fading to a murky brown color at the top, thick head with a bit of an orange tint.
Smell is daaank zesty lemony and orange hops, sweet flower petals, touch of honey, hints of bitter grapefruit and a melange of light tropical fruit, and then some more dank. Pungent.
Taste is big juicy pineapple and lemon zest, sweet at first fading into a more bitter grapefruit hop character, finishes spicy and floral with a touch of pine. Complex and delicious.
Mouthfeel is super rich and thick, almost syrupy, but with healthy carbonation and great drinkability. Perfect.
03-21-2013 01:54:54 | More by AlexFields
4.54/5 rDev -3%
22oz bottle into Gulden Draak tulip. Batch 211, bottle 46. Huge thanks to SneezyAchew for sending this my way. This is apparently my 500th beer review. Let’s not get all mushy.
A: Pours a light golden-amber with a billowing, fluffy, off-white head that lasted forever. Finally the greasy mass of foam receded into a thick oily film with a towering central butte in the center and left sticky rings and streaks of lace down the glass. The final pour is a bit hazy but that is to be expected.
S: Big juicy notes of tropical fruits and sweet citrus. This is one fruity smelling brew with notes of tangerine rind, grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. I get a note or two of mint, and even ganga. There is a hint of sweet sugary caramel in there as well that reminds me of syrup covered pineapple.
T: Not as tropical as the nose but still very very citrusy. There may be some notes of pineapple in the finish, as this beer finishes rather sweet. The aftertaste is bitter but not overwhelming. Overall, very juicy tasting, and the alcohol is masked extremely well.
M: Full bodied, heavy mouthfeel, but I wouldn’t call it thick. It’s definitely got some chewy heftiness to it though. Alcohol is completely hidden, the carbonation is smooth and easy, and the bitterness is under control.
O: I have not had a single beer from Lawson that hasn’t completely impressed me. If you’re new to this brewery, seek out everything you can from him, even if it’s not a style you like. Thanks again Michael for being my Lawson’s hook-up. This is great beer.
06-16-2011 01:06:41 | More by scottfrie
4.2/5 rDev -10.3%
Note's from Captain Lawrence Rosso Batch 3 release / tasting:
Lawsons Double Sunshine – very murky yellow…nice looking. Not much head, a few glass swirls builds a little head. Good carbonation. Very murky. OOH nice sweaty, sticky hops smell…very balanced and really smells beautiful. Very nicely balanced flavor…perhaps could back off the hops a bit, they are sticky and sweaty. Bitter finish. Mouth it’s good. Overall another good ipa/iipa, but a little too bitter on my palette, but I could understand a lot of people going wild for this one. Cheers
07-05-2011 03:30:10 | More by cosmicevan
4.55/5 rDev -2.8%
This was my second sample of this delicious brew....first was due to a very generous BA who shared at Capone's Hill Farmstead Event. Big thanks to another great BA who traded me this bomber.
Appearance: Pours the color of pumpkin paint with a smidge of rust mixed into it. Crown is 1 finger, slightly off white (a bit hop stained yet dull) shows moderate retention and good lace.
Smell: Wow nice tropical hop presentation. Lots of pineapple, candied orange peel, hint of sweet red fruit, a bit of pine resin and strong grapefruit notes (including pith). Amazing when fresh!!! Not so much 2 weeks later so keep that in mind when reviewing your bottle!
Taste: Same as nose. Delicious.
Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied with good carbonation. I'd like a bit more heft personally.
Drinkability: I'd give it a 5.0 if the mouthfeel was better.
02-05-2011 00:19:25 | More by koopa
4.28/5 rDev -8.5%
Thanks to Wowcoolman at Woodshop 7
Look: Pours a translucent orangish body with a 1/2 inch off white bubbly head and very good retention with some nice circular lace
Nose: The nose starts out all about citrus fruits with orange, lemon, and grapefruit coming to mind. Finishes with a nice pine note
Taste: Again the beer starts out citrus and it packs a punch. That is backed up by malty backbone and finishes with a nice touch of pine
Mouthfeel: Medium body and high in carbonation and very dry and bitter
Overall: Great dipa and I would recommend this to anyone who has not had it but I am in california and I will stick to the ones out this way just because they are far more easy to obtain.
07-28-2012 18:52:01 | More by DarthKostrizer
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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