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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: 1,684
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 2,142
Gots: 116 | FT: 2
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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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WeisGuy

New York

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-23-2013 23:32:59 | More by WeisGuy
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev -4.3%

22oz bottle purchased at Lawson's bottle release this past Saturday (2 days ago) at the Waitsfield Farmer's market. Poured into snifter.

A- Pours a hazy yellowish golden with just under a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly recedes to leave almost no head and some spotty lacing. A little bit below average carbonation.

S- Citrusy tangy slightly dank hops, lemon, grapefruit, a little bit of pine, some light malts in the background.

T- Citrusy piney hops, grapefruit, lemon, finishes with some citrusy dank hops and a tiny bit of booze. Citrusy lemon aftertaste. Everything is very well balanced.

M- Fairly light bodied, not too much carbonation, smooth, easy to drink.

O- This was a very good IPA, definitely world class. However not the best that I've had. Personally I like HF the best. This is definitely right up there with Heady Topper and other great IPAs. Definitely stands up there with some of the best I've had. Just a little bit more hops in the aroma, a tad bit less booze in the taste, and a tad bit more carbonation and I think this beer would have been perfect. Definitely recommend having this for any hopheads, you will not be disappointed.

08-13-2012 23:17:40 | More by jaasen64
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

06-03-2013 12:07:00 | More by mklisz
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bum732

Lesotho

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-03-2013 18:34:16 | More by bum732
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.3/5  rDev -8.1%

Thanks to Kyle for this one. 22oz. bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1 finger foamy white head with moderate retention. Beer is a cloudy sunset. Lacing is stringy and patchy with decent stick. Average.

Nose is mango, papaya and pineapple. Big citrus hop notes along with some cane sugar malt sweetness. Aromatic and very appetizing. Just what I'd expect a VT IIPA to be.

Opens citrus, resin, tree sap hop bitterness. Some papaya and mango in the middle with a big, cane sugar malt presence. Some spruce tips and grapefruit too. Finishes sappy and dry with a resiny, hop bitter aftertaste. Juicy, dry hop perfection!

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Resiny and sticky in the mouth and goes down dry and sappy. Messy finish with a lingering, sticky, dry aftertaste. Nice.

If you had to pick 3 DIPAs to represent The Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, and Lawsons, you'd probably pick Heady Topper, Ephraim, and Double Sunshine respectively. DS is not in the same conversation as the other two. However, that doesn't mean its not a world class beer. Worth trying and easily the best hoppy offering I've had from Lawson's.

05-23-2013 01:43:38 | More by SpeedwayJim
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CoolEthan

California

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

06-22-2013 19:27:11 | More by CoolEthan
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-13-2013 20:50:56 | More by doremite
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-27-2014 02:59:40 | More by mikeincharleston
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NEhophead

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-02-2013 19:04:19 | More by NEhophead
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bobv

Vermont

5/5  rDev +6.8%

12-10-2011 13:34:11 | More by bobv
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-22-2014 16:21:08 | More by DoctorB2B
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-06-2014 00:46:21 | More by CaptDavyJones
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Rollzroyce21

California

5/5  rDev +6.8%

03-17-2013 06:31:56 | More by Rollzroyce21
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nh2032

New York

5/5  rDev +6.8%

03-16-2013 23:41:00 | More by nh2032
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.78/5  rDev +2.1%

22oz bottle generously shared by Doug while we were brewing beer. Poured into a Bell's snifter today, 9/9/2013. Review #201.

Note: I revisited today 10/25/2013, with a 2 week old bottle from FleetwoodMatt, poured into an unlabeled snifter.. and didn't change a thing on this review. This beer is fantastic.

This beer's appearance is really something else. Pours a thick, creamy and hazy orange body. Having had a bunch of Hill Farmstead IPAs/DIPAs lately, this is just so different. It has a strong orange colour on this. Comes with a 2cm white head with very good retention. Looks very soapy on the surface and as lacing. Lacing is all over the glass.

Smells so good. Smells so citrusy, but without much malt sweetness. Simply put, this is a hop aroma bomb. So much citrus here- tangerines, orange, and a little bit of grapefruit.. a little bit of breadiness and toffee attempts to balance it out, and its efforts are very much appreciated. It's a very strong, thick aroma. Wow.

The taste on this is delicious. Unlike the nose, the malts come out here more to just balance out the hops, but barely. Lots and lots of tangerine, mango and other tropical fruits balanced out just a bit by some caramel and toffee sweetness. There is some earthiness here, surprisingly, which mixes things up as far as Vermont IPAs go. It's also a rather bitter DIPA unlike the Hill Farmstead DIPAs.

Mouthfeel is really good in its own way compared to Hill Farmstead. It's not as smooth, but it is quite slick without going over the top. Solid carbonation, medium body, very resinous feel on the palate. Bitterness is high up there too, yet it is very drinkable without any hint of the 8% ABV.

Delicious DIPA. It's a nice change-up from the less bitter but oh-so-aromatic-and-creamy Hill Farmstead DIPAs. It's got that über aromatic nose and palate stinger.. yet it is so drinkable in its own way. It definitely provides a very full, complex sensory experience. Definitely lives up to the hype. It's probably my favorite DIPA overall, which gives it a 5/5 overall rating for me. Close to Abner and Ephraim, much better than Heady or Pliny. Highly recommend if you know a generous BA in Vermont.

10-25-2013 22:54:53 | More by Stevedore
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-27-2012 22:30:03 | More by trevorpost
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

05-06-2014 02:39:50 | More by JohnnieNepal
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

06-03-2013 21:36:56 | More by DerekMorgan
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -10.7%

Poured from a bomber.

Liquid gold is the color, huge head that settles to 3 fingers, quite billowing. Rings cling to the side of the glass, swirling of bubbles ate every pour. Aroma is strong: clementines, tangerines, sweet peaches in fruit syrup, bit of sweetness, rich fruit. Flavor is a rush of sweet fruit, fleshy orange, less intense than smell. Low carbonation and low lying bitterness. Noticing that Lawson makes balanced IPAs, not hop bombs. Very happy to have tried this.

01-01-2014 19:04:36 | More by papat444
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

09-06-2013 11:35:31 | More by jacewg
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BAsbill

California

5/5  rDev +6.8%

07-17-2013 20:12:19 | More by BAsbill
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jvillefan

California

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

A: It has a hazy golden yellow body with an off white two finger head that hangs around for a long time.

S: One of the more complicated hop profiles I've ever had. There is a citrus dominate front that contains heavy lemon and grapefruit. It then transitions to a Simcoe pine heavy finish. There is a subtle caramel note running throughout the entire nose.

T: Nearly a perfect blend of malt and hops. The flavor is uniform from start to finish. There is a sweet caramel and bready flavor that is what an IPA backbone should be. The hops match the nose pretty well. There is citrus (lemon, apricot, and grapefruit), pine, and that dank hop flavor that is delicious.

M: Perfect body. It is very smooth and has a great carbonation bite.

O: I was expecting this beer to be good but overrated. I was wrong. This beer lives up to the hype. Well worth actively pursuing if you are a fan of well balanced IPAs.

05-18-2013 05:19:08 | More by jvillefan
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -14.5%

05-04-2013 18:00:38 | More by thebigredone
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DRBiser

Maryland

5/5  rDev +6.8%

10-28-2013 07:55:19 | More by DRBiser
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cadaugherty

Illinois

5/5  rDev +6.8%

11-15-2011 16:44:20 | More by cadaugherty
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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