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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: 1,756
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 2,248
Gots: 128 | 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%

BAsbill, Jul 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

JohnParadee, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of NEhophead
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

NEhophead, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of BeerBucks
5/5  rDev +6.8%

BeerBucks, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of nh2032
5/5  rDev +6.8%

nh2032, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Resuin
4.64/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. This has a couple weeks of age on it.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, translucent amber and leaves a relatively dense two-finger head which lingers for a good while.

Smell: Nice combination of pine and tropical hops. The smell is rather subdued but definitely pleasant.

Taste: Big citrus & tropical hops come out right away - really delicious. This is very much like a "hop juice" which is just fantastic. Some earthy, piney tones as well. Extremely smooth finish. Alcohol is very well masked.

Mouth-feel: Fantastic feel. Very juicy. Solid medium carbonation with a medium, slightly creamy body.

Overall: Very high quality, citrusy IPA. The taste and feel really mix well with each other. This is a very drinkable IPA, very tasty, very hoppy. If only this one were available more readily.

Resuin, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
4.43/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is a Dark orange, like an apricot, with a white mist of light bright white foam.

The nose is so so fruity and strong with tropical fruit punch, banana, mango, lemons, apricot, grapefruit and then a great caramel malt backdrop.

The palate catches that same fruitiness of tropical fruit, mango, apricot, lemon and grapefruit but catches a little coconut as well. There is some honey but fans of herbal hops won't be disappointed with the subtle dank herbal hop tones underneath.

The feel is light, easy and drinkable but some alcohol heat exists if you drink it quickly.

Rarely do I find a beer that matches the hype but this one lived up to its billing.

KYGunner, Jun 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

DRBiser, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

DoctorB2B, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -14.5%

thebigredone, May 04, 2013
Photo of hooliganlife
4.2/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BIG BIG thanks to NYCBUCKEYE for this. been 2+ years in the making

pours a murky golden yellow. about a 1/2 inch of foamy creamy white head. light retention and lacing.

a complete mix of caramel malt and citrus hops. a bit of toffee.

very tropical with a hint of bitterness. tangerine and orange dominate. very malty and balanced. similar to nose.

nice full body with a moderate bite midway through, lingering.

overall, very nice and different. i could drink this often.

hooliganlife, Mar 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Danny1217, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of anteater
4.76/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle

A: Golden orange, slightly hazy

S: Not a punch in the face of hops as you'd expect from most IPAs of this reputation, however the nose is fantastic. Full of mango and peach, there is something very very unique about it.

T: If this isn't the best tasting IPA I've had it may at least be the most unique. Major juicy mango, peach, pineapple fruitiness with some earthy and grassy notes in the background. Hardly any bitterness detectable, hardly any alcohol detectable. There is almost something savory or meaty about it, like biting into the flesh of a mango.

M: Juicy juicy juicy

O: This one is a real winner, I wish it were easier to get.

anteater, Feb 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

campfirebrew, Feb 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

jacewg, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

jvillefan, May 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
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.

DaveHack, Mar 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

cadaugherty, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of brystmar
4.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Blind Tiger. Enjoyed this from the bottle a few weeks back; remember liking it but not being blown away. Let's see how it fares on tap...

Aroma on this baby is incredible! Fresh, juicy citrus comes through nearly as strongly as the hop profile. Kept some in my glass for awhile just to keep smelling it. Can't get enough of this aroma!

Taste is about the same as I remembered from the bottle. My 4oz pour isn't getting much attention though, as I definitely prefer the draft pour of Heady Topper sitting next to it.

All in all, Double Sunshine is a solid West Coast DIPA from the Vermont crew.

brystmar, Mar 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

bbadger, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of GJ40
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Sample from a 22oz bottle. Thanks Clint for sharing!

The aroma wasn't as good as I anticipated. I found it a little grassy. But the flavor was fantastic!

I really enjoyed this beer.

GJ40, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of jmarsh123
4.93/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to youbrewidrink for the bottle!

Pours a light orange with a 1.5 finger white head leaving excellent retention.

Aroma is wonderfully hoppy. An underlying pine and a deep whiff of pineapple along with melon and passion fruit. Just a touch of caramel sweetness and honey.

Flavor starts off with big juicy hops. Some pineapple, pine and grapefruit burst out of the gate. Just a touch of bready sweetness in the middle before ending with a pine/grapefruit big bitterness and dry.

Medium mouthfeel and carb. A little sticky but still finishes dry. Amazing.

This is my oldest want according to my list and glad I finally got to try it as it lived up to what I thought it would be. Wonderfully complex all out hop assault and went down way too smooth. I'll definitely play nice with Vermont traders for another crack at this one.

jmarsh123, Feb 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

MikeCactusGordon, Jan 19, 2014
Double Sunshine IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
100 out of 100 based on 1,756 ratings.